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Five of the week’s biggest construction stories
What news and features have been most popular on Construction Briefing? 
Himoinsa appoints service director
Appointment to strengthen service, spare parts and after sales divisions
Survey reveals biggest project risks and disputes in construction
Survey shows a 100% increase in respondents ranking ESG as one of their top three sources of disputes in future
Friday Roundup: ARA updates forecast | United Rentals acquires in Europe | Dieci launches telehandler upgrades
The week in equipment rental saw growth in several areas, including the ARA’s prediction for higher rental revenues in the US, and United Rentals expansion in Benelux
Solar plant that was delivered ‘100% digitally’ operational
Solar project was delivered using automation, survey robots, machine-controlled equipment and drones
Volvo CE shares results from electric excavator tests
Leading OEM shares some of the results from the testing of its 23-ton electric excavator
The AI systems used to fight energy waste on construction sites
Contractors including Kier, Balfour Beatty and Bouygues are all using AI-enabled energy management systems in site cabins to reduce power waste 
Three electric machines on zero-emission jobsite
Machinery noise levels are said to be ten times lower than that of traditionally powered equipment
Caterpillar launches energy transition programme
Programme designed to help customers reduce their site emissions
Volvo: ‘We needed to do compact equipment differently’
A year since Volvo CE split compact construction equipment from its heavy machinery, compact business unit leader Thomas Bitter explains the strategy
Speedy Hire recognised as “climate leader”
Company receives award for second year running
Solar panels and wild flower gardens: How rental depots are becoming greener
How rental firms are using their depots to cut carbon emissions
XCMG releases its first ESG report
Report reveals how much OEM spent on research and development in 2023 
Politics vs. practicality in decarbonization to be discussed
Leading energy consultant will examine the topic at annual Power Progress Summit
How Cummins is Delivering Power & Sustainability to Meet Industry Needs
Interview with Vipul Tandon, Cummins Global Power Generation, and commentary from Cummins Chair & CEO Jennifer Rumsey
Why are mini excavators still increasing in popularity and who’s buying them?
Catrin Jones takes a look at some of the newest developments and what is next for the well-loved compact machine
How digital technology supports the construction of the world’s largest nuclear fusion experiment
Navarro uses the ITER project as an example of the role of technology in nuclear fusion projects and the potential they have in their future
Construction companies host industry-wide competition for startups
The competition is hosted by industry players and venture capital firms
10 new ‘megaprojects’ certified by US Department of Labor
A look at new megaprojects approved and funded by the US government
Wired differently: Harnessing neurodiverse talent in construction
What skills can people with autism, dyslexia and ADHD bring to the construction sector?
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