Construction News

Design for Japan’s tallest building revealed
‘Torch Tower’ to be 390m high and located in Tokyo
First electric Volvo models arrive in Norway
Two construction companies become first in the country to own the ECR25 electric excavator and L25 electric wheel loader models
New leadership at Ditch Witch
Underground construction equipment manufacturer Ditch Witch appoints Kevin Smith as new general manager.
New York to invest US$306 billion in infrastructure
Ambitious infrastructure plan unveiled by governor of New York state
JCB customers utilise Covid-19 loan scheme
JCB Finance says the UK government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) has helped its customers 
Doosan Bobcat acquires stake in radar tech firm
Partnership to advance production of unmanned vehicle technology
Stronger concrete – inspired by lobsters
New bio-mimicking research set to enhance 3D printing possibilities in large-scale construction
Free webinar on 2 February: connected construction
Webinar on 2 February with contractor and technology expert from Trimble will focus on real-world examples of connected technologies in action 
Digital positioning speeds up hospital build
Engineering specialist Züblin completes piling works at Austrian hospital four weeks early with Leibherr’s LIPOS position system
Save the dates: KHL crane events in 2021
This year will see KHL three cranes events: the ESTA awards, the ITC conference in France and WCTS Asia in Singapore
US ‘ready for Nord Stream 2 diplomacy’
Halt construction of pipeline and we will discuss lifting sanctions, says Biden advisor
Manitou announces new business plan
Company’s four-year New Horizons 2025 roadmap, influenced by Covid-19, includes division restructure 
Number of skyscrapers completed in 2020 drops
Impact of Covid-19 one reason for decline in completions of buildings 200m tall or above
‘World’s first’ high temperature maglev train
Southwest Jiaotong University’s high-temperature prototype is designed for speeds of 620km/h
New 35 tonne excavator from Volvo CE
New EC350E excavator extends the mid-sized range from Volvo Construction Equipment
Case electric backhoe wins design award
Manufacturer recognised with 2020 Good Design Award for its 580 EV electric backhoe loader
Sandvik wins Frost & Sullivan award
Equipment manufacturer’s AutoMine and OptiMine digital products take the 2020 Global Product Leadership Award
Danfoss acquires tech firm Artemis
R&D specialist to aid Danish engineering firm’s roll out of new Digital Displacement tech
Steinexpo cancelled until 2023
Rescheduled event set for April 2021 no longer possible due to Covid-19 pandemic
New Xelectrix power boxes to hybridise gensets
Austria’s Xelectrix Power has released modular battery packs to hybridise any type of diesel genset
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