Construction News

Modi’s US$1.8 billion project under scrutiny
As India continues to battle Covid, questions are being asked why work on project is continuing
Haulotte MEWPS for China space station assembly
Star 10 vertical masts and an electric boom allow access to 22.5-tonne space station capsule
Procore acquires construction AI company
Procore Technologies has acquired INDUS.AI, makers of an artificial intelligence-powered analytics platform for the construction industry
Caterpillar surpasses 3 billion tonnes hauled autonomously
Cat Command for Hauling used in wide range commodities across growing number of haul truck class sizes.
Xerotech, Agder to electrify fleet of mining, construction machines
Companies to electrify over 200 machines using Xerotech’s Hibernium battery platform.
Sales for world’s top construction OEMs surprisingly strong
Latest Yellow Table to reveal that sales for world’s top 50 OEMs declined in 2020 by just 5.5%, less than feared
UK construction making strong recovery
Survey by IHS Markit shows construction industry is growing at its fastest rate for over six years
Hitachi’s new North American excavator service plan
New ZX Secure Service Plan for select models will reduce costs for customers in the US and Canada
US$1.6 billion contract for Texas high-speed rail
Contract for electric systems awarded on project that would be the first high-speed rail line in the US
‘Satisfactory’ first quarter for BAM
Construction group Royal BAM reports revenues of €1.65 billion and growing confidence in 2021
Ammann updates ARX light tandem rollers
Swiss company’s new Stage V rollers offer faster compaction, improved drive mode switching and greater rental appeal 
Cat launches new 953 track loader
New 15.6 tonne Stage V loader is now available to customers in the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand
New educational programme from Bentley Systems
Bentley Systems gives students free access to its infrastructure engineering applications
Contractor L&T to supply oxygen to Indian hospitals
Larsen & Toubro will deliver 22 oxygen generators to hospitals in India in response to the country’s Covid-19 crisis
Construction starts on Saint-Brieuc wind farm
Van Oord launches upgraded installation vessel to begin piling work on 496MW project
Mexico City metro line collapses
Incident occurred on a busy line that was completed in 2012
Komatsu adds new hydraulic breaker lines
Manufacturer addresses growing demand in the North American market with launch of its G-series and H-series
Hidromek launches heavy duty wheeled loader
Turkish OEM’s HMK 635 WL wheeled loader offers users both high breakout power and enhanced manoeuvrability
Cummins Q1 revenues jump 22% from 2020
Outlook is raised, but pace of recovery puts strain on supply chain
New branding, logo for ConExpo
“Taking Construction to the Next Level” branding aims to reflect the growth and momentum of the construction industry and the role the show.
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