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US coronavirus relief package now covers self-employed contractors

The recently enacted CARES Act provides unemployment benefits to independent contractors

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AGC reports collapse in US demand

Associated General Contractors of America said conditions had deteriorated rapidly since February and called on Congress to act

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Australian union calls for adherence to safety protocols

Australia’s CFMEU union has called on contractors and builders to follow enhanced health and safety and hygiene practices to combat the spread of coronavirus

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New North American structure for Komatsu

New structure aims to strengthen the growth of company-owned distributor branches

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Eyewitness: Australian construction and COVID-19

Tim Nuttall, Managing Director of Access Hire in Australia, reports on the impact of COVID-19 

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Amey sorry for Coronavirus pay issue

British contractor says it ‘got it wrong’ about employees absent due to COVID-19 or self-isolation

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Facebook halts work on US$750 million data centre

Technology giant suspends work on US data centre due to COVID-19

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CCA: Canadian construction sites should remain open

Canadian Construction Association says work should continue, provided set protocol is followed

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BAM reopens in UK and offers Euro update

Dutch contractor says it has redesigned operations to ensure social distancing can be observed

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Hitachi details status of production plants

Production facilities in Japan continue as normal but there are temporary closures in Russia and India

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Itochu invests in BigRentz

Japanese investor forms capital and business alliance with BigRentz and signals potential for geographic expansion

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Wind power giants close Spanish factories

Vestas and Siemens shutter facilities as government imposes stronger virus measures

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Construction and COVID-19: rolling news update

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

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AGC reports collapse in US demand

Associated General Contractors of America said conditions had deteriorated rapidly since February and called on Congress to act

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Eyewitness: Australian construction and COVID-19

Tim Nuttall, Managing Director of Access Hire in Australia, reports on the impact of COVID-19 

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World’s most expensive cities to build in revealed

Over half of top ten most expensive cities are European, although only one makes it into the top three 

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BAM reopens in UK and offers Euro update

Dutch contractor says it has redesigned operations to ensure social distancing can be observed

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Bauma CTT Russia 2020 postponed

Russian construction show postponed in wake of COVID-19 to now run from 8 to 11 September 2020

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Hillhead shifts to 2021, Plantworx to 2022

UK quarry exhibition planned for 2020, rescheduled to 22-24 June 2021 and Plantwork moves to June 2022

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First base completed for Hinkley Point C

EDF has announced that a key point in UK nuclear power plant construction has been reached

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Kato returns after 20 years

Japanese manufacturer launches cranes at Bauma 2019 after 20 year absence from the German show

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Kobelco and Manitowoc end supply agreement

November sees the end of the Kobelco crawler crane and Manitowoc Grove all terrain crane OEM supply agreement

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Rental software: Managing fleets successfully

With more data than ever before circling around machines and rental contracts, software applications have never been more important. IRN scans the market

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Utilities: Specialist machines

Whether it is laying pipes or fibre optic cables, the right machine for the job is a priority

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Skyjack debut for Hong Kong hospital

Skyjack is helping to build Hong Kong’s first public children’s hospital along with several other notable construction projects. It is also the first time a SJ63 AJ boom has worked in Hong Kong

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Murray Pollok talks to Dustin Childers of Perkins about the company’s strategy to reach rental companies around the world.

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Bell haulers driven by X-box controller

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US demolition contractor takes down 152 m (500 ft) smoke stack at Hudson Yard, New Jersey

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US National Demolition Association to remain open with extra online help available to members

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Dingli reveals electric articulating booms

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From ConExpo, Access International’s Euan Youdale talks to Snorkel owner Don Ahern about the company’s new 210ft mega boom.

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Murray Pollok of International Rental News asks Siobhan Scott of Perkins about new features to the company’s engine App, as well as the benefits of its new oil filters.

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Trump pushes for $2 trillion infrastructure package

2020-04-01T11:57:00+01:00By Jenny Lescohier

The latest US economic relief package could focus on construction of roads, bridges and airports

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Virus planning at SSAB

2020-04-01T11:25:00+01:00By Alex Dahm

Swedish steel maker SSAB implements measures to mitigate against the impact of the Coronavirus Covid-19