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Construction industry update: legal battles, global projects, and educational initiatives
Selection of the week’s biggest stories on Construction Briefing 
South American data centre firm expanding footprint in Mexico
Brazilian-based company will build onto two data centre campuses
Report reveals sustainability surge: 73% of contractors already implementing practices
Survey of approximately 13,000 construction professionals reveals what sectors are embracing sustainability
ALEC survey reveals mixed Brazilian rental market
Companies in Brazil note improvements, but outlook is mixed
Low noise midi excavator launches from Yanmar
Two new models in the 8-10t class size
Develon opens new parts centre in ‘growing’ Brazilian market
Major OEM opens new Parts Distribution Centre in a country with “growing opportunities”
5 of the biggest equipment rental stories in January
IRN looks back at the biggest news from January
Works begin on Brazil’s US$1.8bn Salvador-Itaparica bridge
A consortium consisting of China Communications Construction Company and China Railway 20 Bureau Group has been selected
Bangladesh pursuing US$9bn in loans for bridge projects
The government is looking to borrow approximately US$9 billion for five bridge projects.
“Best” financial year in Caterpillar’s history
Despite sales falling in fourth quarter for construction segment, 2023 a record year for giant OEM 
Sales up in 2023 for Volvo CE but ‘weaker market’ ahead
Sales in two key markets saw OEM post increase in machines sales in 2023 compared to 2022 
Blue Vigil trials drone site light
Light is “major advancement in portable lighting”
New Tii partner for South America
Specialized transport company announces market expansion with new dealer
New Latin America and Caribbean MD for GOMACO
Michael Munoz will be responsible for the sale of GOMACO products and managing the distributor network
Brazilian government lifts interim ban on Saipem
Contractor has ban reclassified but remains suspended from contracting work in Brazil for two-year period
What lies ahead for Argentina and its construction market?
Argentina has secured finance to develop its infrastructure, but a new President may have different plans. Catrin Jones looks at what the future for construction might hold
Loxam predicts significant growth in Brazil
Double digit revenue growth expected says company
New study: over a third of construction using ‘immersive tech’
Over a quarter say that construction has found its ‘digital feet’ but a third worry they will be left behind by new tech 
What cities have seen building costs increase the most?
Cities with biggest construction cost increases revealed
Manitowoc expands with new Peru office
Crane manufacturer sets sights on Latin American market
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