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Machine learning: It’s all about the data

Machine learning unlocks the opportunity for those in construction to make more accurate decisions quicker than ever before and to free up workers by using automation

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EFCA: Tackling one crisis in the midst of another

The European Green Deal must not be forgotten as we battle Covid-19

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Excavators: Easy going machines

Today’s excavators require less operator skill to achieve maximum performance

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Industry interview: XCMG still looking up

Mr Liu, vice president of XCMG and general manager of XCMG overseas, talks about the company’s ambitious future plans

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Transport infrastructure: Connecting the world

Many of the world’s most expensive and ambitious construction projects are in the transport sector, where Covid-19 is making an impact

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Industry interview: Diesel is only part of the future

Deutz chairman Dr. Frank Hiller talks about parallel paths of engine and electrification technology

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Hydraulic breakers

Breakers are increasingly important as companies strive to make projects more cost-effective

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Regional Report: North Africa fights battles on many fronts

Covid-19, dropping oil prices, plus poverty and political unrest threaten the region

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Drilling rigs: Dependable workhorses

Strength of offerings in drilling sector show its importance to construction and quarrying

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China and access equipment: sustainable growth?

Global access manufacturers share their thoughts on the fast-growing Chinese market and speculate what the access market might look like post-pandemic

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Portable power, light and on-site equipment: Extra power, extra uses

With generators and lighting towers providing more power than ever before, smart construction operators are making use of this excess energy

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US hotel construction remains robust

Lodging Econometrics finds worldwide pandemic has had minimal impact so far

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Balfour Beatty predicts rapid recovery

UK-based contractor releases half-year results and forecasts return to pre-Covid figures by 2021

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Online registration opens for Diesel Progress Summit

Online event on 20 October will include keynote address from CEO of Dana plus ceremony for Diesel Progress Awards

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UK figures point to construction recovery

Study of top 50 contractors shows July activity at pre-coronavirus levels

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Improve procurement says Australian construction body

More needs to be done to improve future of infrastructure sector, says Australian Construction Association 

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Powerchina/Sinohydro wins Georgia highway tender

Reconstruction of the Khulo-Zarzma road section includes 42km of roads and seven bridges

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Deutz first half sales down 35%

Deutz reported “a significant overall decline in business performance” in the first half of 2020 as a result of the pandemic

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ASV adds to dealer network

US-based compact track loader and skid-steer manufacturer adds four new dealers

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Construction and Covid-19: rolling news update

KHL journalists are reporting on how the Covid-19 outbreak is impacting construction worldwide

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McGee posts ‘strong’ 2019 results

British contractor’s revenue up in year to November 30, but expects drop this year due to Covid-19

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TPA long distance debut

Mammoet saves time and money utilising its TPA for long distance haul

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First battery-powered roller screed

The Batt Screed 6000 is world’s first for battery screeding, says Curb Roller Manufacturing

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BAM’s modular response to Covid-19

Contractor opts to use offsite construction techniques on Irish residential development

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Kiev ring road picks up speed

Contract signed for Dnieper bridge construction at the heart of Ukraine’s stalled road project

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Former Skyjack president to lead Morbark

Brad Boehler will succeed Dave Herr at the helm of US-based forestry and tree care manufacturer

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Industry interview: Vermeer

Vermeer’s Doug Hundt talks about serving the needs of customers in the age of Covid-19

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Interview: Elisabeth Ausimour, Manitou

The new president of Manitou Group’s Material Handling & Access talks about a new era of electric equipment