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New partnership programme will help cities to plan for the future

New partnership programme will help cities to plan for the future The National Infrastructure Commission today launched a partnership programme for cities and city regions across the country, to help local leaders develop long-term strategies that link transport, housing and job opportunities. Chairman Sir John Armitt said the programme would help cities “from the North …

£1,000 Christmas BONUS tops off a strong year for JCB

£1,000 Christmas BONUS tops off a strong year for JCB JCB today delivered some festive cheer to thousands of UK employees – the company’s biggest Christmas bonus for more than a decade. Around 7,200 employees at JCB’s 11 plants across Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Wrexham will receive an extra £1,000 in their pay packets. The last …

EIB supports transport infrastructure in Slovakia

EIB supports transport infrastructure in Slovakia The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 320m to the Slovak government for transport infrastructure in Slovakia. The EIB funds will co-finance priority projects that will be supported by EU funds within the period 2014-2020. This loan is the second tranche of the EUR 670m EIB lending package, …

Volvo CE inaugurates Customer Experience Centre in China

Volvo CE inaugurates Customer Experience Centre in China A new Customer Experience Centre was inaugurated on November 28th at its regional headquarters in Shanghai, accompanying the official launch of Volvo Services in China during bauma China 2018. Customers, dealers and media, as well as Melker Jernberg, President of Volvo CE, Tomas Kuta, Volvo CE Senior …

Paving Maintenance Supply Stores to Rebrand to Crafco

Paving Maintenance Supply Stores to Rebrand to Crafco Effective January 1, 2019, all Paving Maintenance Supply Inc.(PMSI) stores will be renamed “Crafco Pavement Preservation Supply Centres.” The move aligns the 13 nationwide locations with parent company Crafco, as Crafco continues to expand in the pavement preservation industry. A Crafco company since 2008, PMSI has long …

House of Lords to debate report on off-site manufacture for construction

House of Lords to debate report on off-site manufacture for construction Today, the House of Lords will debate the Science and Technology Committee’s report “Off-site manufacture for construction: building for change.” Among those listed to speak are several members of the Committee including Lord Fox, Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy …

Institute of Quarrying Scottish Branch celebrates first President’s Award

Institute of Quarrying Scottish Branch celebrates first President’s Award The enthusiastic application and effort of the Institute of Quarrying’s (IQ) Scottish Branch in its promotion of quarrying has at last been recognised, winning the coveted President’s Branch Trophy for the first time in its history. Andrew Gillon, IQ Scottish Branch Chairman, accompanied Ian Christie, Secretary, and …

All aboard and bound for Antarctica

All aboard and bound for Antarctica A ship loaded with 4,500 tonnes of equipment needed for building a new wharf at Rothera Research Station in Antarctica has begun its month-long journey to the white continent. The new wharf, being built over the next two Antarctic seasons, will provide safe berthing and efficient unloading for the …

VINCI Energies supports Initiatives-Coeur sailboat to raise €112K for heart charity

VINCI Energies supports Initiatives-Coeur sailboat to raise €112K for heart charity Since VINCI Energies became a key sponsor and Performance Partner of the Initiatives-Coeur sailboat in 2017, it has rallied its employees, customers and partners to help save children’s lives all over the world, as well as use its unique expertise to improve the performance …

Highways England looking for smart alliances for England’s busiest motorways

Highways England looking for smart alliances for England’s busiest motorways Highways England has today invited companies to join a £4.5bn alliance to improve motorway journeys and continue work to connect the country, to deliver the roads of the future. The government company has launched the procurement process for its Smart Motorway Alliance. It needs six …

Cleverciti Systems part of Unreasonable Impact to tackle Global Issues and Jobs

Cleverciti Systems part of Unreasonable Impact to tackle Global Issues and Jobs After a rigorous selection process involving hundreds of world-class companies from across the UK and Europe, Cleverciti Systems has been chosen to join 10 other growth-stage ventures in the 2018 Unreasonable Impact UK and Europe programme. Through 5 December 2018, these entrepreneurs on …

New survey reveals strong public support for British infrastructure investment

New survey reveals strong public support for British infrastructure investment Sir John Armitt today welcomed a new survey showing strong public support for investment in infrastructure – and recognition of its benefits to the wider UK economy. The chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission said this demonstrated the importance of planning for meeting the UK’s …

RSMA 2018 Awards takes a look at the winners

RSMA 2018 Awards takes a look at the winners The Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) gave widespread recognition to member companies and individuals for outstanding achievements at its annual conference and awards ceremony recently. Here’s why each one of them caught the judges’ attention. SMALL CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR 2018 – SPONSORED BY GEVEKO Awarded …

A quarter of UK drivers call for dash cams to be compulsory

A quarter of UK drivers call for dash cams to be compulsory New research from GoCompare Car Insurance reveals that a quarter of UK drivers would be happy to see dash cams in cars made compulsory. Dash cams, a small video camera attached to a car’s dashboard or windscreen, recording the road ahead – are …

ALE and OM Heavylift expand to provide full service of port operations at Port of Dundee

ALE and OM Heavylift expand to provide full service of port operations at Port of Dundee ALE has expanded its heavylifting services by establishing a non-disclosure agreement with the Port of Dundee and OM Heavy Lift to provide the full service of port operations. ALE, the global heavylifting specialists who provide the handling, transportation and …

Tarmac and SkillForce partner to help students into professional employment

Tarmac and SkillForce partner to help students into professional employment Tarmac, the UK’s leading construction solutions business has launched a ground-breaking educational programme with SkillForce to help students prepare for the world of work, becoming the first company to partner with the pioneering national educational charity. The jointly designed, bespoke one-year programme will support students …

100 is the magic number as Jet Plant Hire invests in Wirtgen road planer

100 is the magic number as Jet Plant Hire invests in Wirtgen road planer One of the largest road planing contractors in the UK, Jet Plant Hire, has invested in its hundredth Wirtgen machine after securing funding from Lombard Asset Finance. The Evesham-headquartered company has used the £265,000 funding package to purchase a new Wirtgen …

Taylor and Braithwaite partner up to go UK wide with TBS Plant Ltd

Taylor & Braithwaite partner up to go UK wide with TBS Plant Ltd Taylor & Braithwaite directors, Paul Taylor and Ian Burton have joined forces with Steve Corner and Brian Conn to form sister company TBS Plant Ltd. The newly formed company will function in the image of Taylor & Braithwaite, supplying market leading plant …

Road Marking excellence recognised at the 2018 RSMA Awards

Road Marking excellence recognised at the 2018 RSMA Awards The Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) gave widespread recognition to member companies and individuals for outstanding achievements at its annual Conference and RSMA Awards Ceremony yesterday. RECOGNITION OF APPRENTICES This year, for the first time, the RSMA acknowledged the achievement of those individuals who have during …

Defensibility of claims under the new Well-managed UK Highway Infrastructure Guidance

Defensibility of claims under the new Well-managed UK Highway Infrastructure Guidance The Well-managed Highway Infrastructure Code (WMHI) was published in October 2016, but its two year transition period has now ended. The code was touted as a review of existing practice, as opposed to a complete rewriting, with the focus shifting to a risk-based approach …

Volvo Group President and CEO Martin Lundstedt named Leader of the Year 2018

Volvo Group President and CEO Martin Lundstedt named Leader of the Year 2018 The newspaper Affärsvärlden, together with PA Consulting, Mannheimer Swartling, Wipro and Korn Ferry, has appointed the Volvo Group President and CEO Martin Lundstedt “Leader of the year 2018.” Enthusiasm, deep industry knowledge and extensive teamwork are factors the jury points out as …

The Transtec Group awarded Gordie Howe International Bridge engineering works

The Transtec Group awarded Gordie Howe International Bridge engineering works Pavement engineering firm The Transtec Group is part of the Bridging North America team which was awarded the Gordie Howe International Bridge public-private partnership (P3) project. Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) announced the selection of the team to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain the Gordie …

EBRD reports a bright future for the world of work

EBRD reports a bright future for the world of work A revolution in global work patterns confronts the world with complex challenges, but the threat of upheaval can be turned into an opportunity with the right policy responses, according to a new study from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The EBRD’s Transition …

Bristol City Council wins Best Smart City Award with help from Siemens Mobility

Bristol City Council wins Best Smart City Award with help from Siemens Mobility Bristol City Council was named winner of the ‘Best Smart City Project’ at this year’s Smarter Travel Awards, receiving the award for its outstanding Traffic Control Service which moved into the council’s Operations Centre in 2017. From the Operations Centre, Bristol’s Traffic …

Mineral Products Qualifications Council to host inaugural BIG Event at MP House

Mineral Products Qualifications Council to host inaugural BIG Event at MP House The Mineral Products Qualifications Council is hosting their inaugural BIG Event at MP House on Thursday the 29th November. Established in 1983 to help develop and maintain industry training needs, the organisation was originally known as Quarry Products Training Company Ltd and are a …

Volvo to deliver 700 city buses to Bogotá Colombia

Volvo to deliver 700 city buses to Bogotá Colombia Volvo Buses has in a public tender with Fanalca/Transdev and Somos K been awarded 700 city buses to Bogotá in Colombia. The buses will operate in Transmilenio, Bogotá’s BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) system. The new orders are the largest in ten years for Volvo Buses in …

Driver shortages in the trucking industry – an India perspective

Driver shortages in the trucking industry – an India perspective Rajesh Neelakanta from BVC Logistics offers insights into India’s trucking industry driver shortage and the developments which are mitigating the problem. Turning to Europe and the US – he offers tips to turn the crisis around. Across the globe, it can be said that Logistics …

Planned and ongoing Construction projects in world’s megacities valued at US$4.2 trn

Planned and ongoing Construction projects in world’s megacities valued at US$4.2 trn A total of 6,645 planned and ongoing construction projects by the world’s megacities, valued at US$4.2trn and fueled by the increase in population, are sparking interest in residential and infrastructural developments, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The United Nations …

Construction survey shows digital marketing more effective then traditional advertising

Construction survey shows digital marketing more effective then traditional advertising The construction industry is pushing aside traditional marketing options in favour of digital platforms, a new survey has revealed. The poll by full-service marketing agency PMW Communications saw digital platforms taking the top three spots in a list of construction companies’ marketing priorities. Conducted at …

Institute of Quarrying Student Awards presented at the Tower of London

Institute of Quarrying Student Awards presented at the Tower of London Winners of the 2018 Institute of Quarrying (IQ) Student Awards were presented with their awards at this year’s Fellows Lunch against the impressive backdrop of the Tower of London. The eight students from the University of Derby Centre for Mineral Products received their awards …

New Institute of Quarrying strategy looks at creating future leaders

New Institute of Quarrying strategy looks at creating future leaders Attendees at this year’s Institute of Quarrying (IQ) Fellows Lunch at the Tower of London were served up much more than culinary delights, as plans for the organisation’s future strategic and operational direction were unveiled. Incoming IQ president Phil Redmond presented IQ’s ‘Creating Future Leaders’ …

Chelsea Pensioners join JCB for unique Armistice commemorations

Chelsea Pensioners join JCB for unique Armistice commemorations Digger maker JCB today marked the centenary of the World War One Armistice in three unique ways. A team of JCB apprentices and graduates has created a distinctive art installation which holds 255 ceramic poppies. It has been made by a team of more than 30 ex-services …

DEG invests US$4m in motorcycle Rent2Own to promote mobility in Myanmar

DEG invests US$4m in motorcycle Rent2Own to promote mobility in Myanmar Mobility is an important requirement for the economic development of a country, especially for rural regions. In Myanmar, for example, two thirds of all working persons live in the countryside. In order to improve mobility in the country, Deutsche Investitions und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (DEG) …

Hitachi Construction partners with KTEG to expand European market and develop electric machinery

Hitachi Construction partners with KTEG to expand European market and develop electric machinery Hitachi Construction Machinery Co Ltd announced earlier this month that they have formed an agreement with KTEG Kiesel Technologie Entwicklung GmbH, the group company of European Hitachi Construction Machinery’s distributor Kiesel GmbH, to establish a new company to develop electric construction machinery …

SANRAL and Wirtgen sign MoU to level the playing field for smaller contractors

SANRAL and Wirtgen sign MoU to level the playing field for smaller contractors The South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) and Wirtgen Group South Africa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will give small enterprises better access to the road construction machinery they need to execute major SANRAL-owned projects. The agreement will afford small …

ADEPT’s Dragon’s Den puts through successful SMART places projects

ADEPT’s Dragon’s Den puts through successful SMART places projects The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) has announced the projects that have gone through to the next round of their SMART Places Live Labs competition. Funded by project sponsors including the Department for Transport, SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business, EY, Kier, O2, and …

Improving the construction industry’s understanding of modern slavery

Improving the construction industry’s understanding of modern slavery Have you noticed that every few months, there is a headline in the news about modern slavery and that quite often it is related to the construction industry? It is no great surprise then that, on 30 July, the British Government announced that it planned to launch …

Ringway Jacobs on a winning streak

Ringway Jacobs on a winning streak Essex Highways is part of The Safer Essex Roads Partnership, which won the ‘Road Safety, Traffic Management & Enforcement’ category at the National Transport Awards 2018 for their ‘Extra Eyes’ campaign. The campaign encourages road users to submit footage showing dangerous road user behaviour, in a bid to reduce …

IQ Quarry Garden wins Association Excellence Award

IQ Quarry Garden wins Association Excellence Award The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) is celebrating its recognition at the fourth annual Association Excellence Awards, hosted at the KIA Oval in London on Friday 12th October 2018. IQ’s ‘Quarry Garden’ campaign was judged the winner in the ‘Best Marketing, PR or Social Media Campaign’ category at the …

The Hyundai Effect and a new beginning for Hyundai Construction Equipment

The Hyundai Effect and a new beginning for Hyundai Construction Equipment Last week Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe (HCEE) invited me to their brand-new headquarters at Tessenderlo in Belgium to attend one of their Experience Days. HCEE is literally using a hands-on approach, inviting potential customers to Belgium for a “total Hyundai immersion” program. Hands-on with …

RIDGWAY Rentals invests £17.5m in pre Brexit Britain

RIDGWAY Rentals invests £17.5m in pre Brexit Britain Following a 3 year consolidation period. Nationwide Plant Hire company, RIDGWAY Rentals Ltd., is making a £17.5M investment in new machines to cope with current and future demand. The huge shopping list of nearly 200 machines has been split between 4 manufacturers. Hydrema, JCB, Hitachi plus the …

Balfour Beatty appointed sole contractor for £2 billion UK Scape Infrastructure frameworks

Balfour Beatty appointed sole contractor for £2 billion UK Scape Infrastructure frameworks Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today announces that it has been appointed as the sole contractor to Scape Group’s second generation civil engineering frameworks, valued at a combined total of up to £2.1 billion revenue. The two new frameworks, open to all …

New branding for Caterpillar machinery reflects Cat premium quality

New branding for Caterpillar machinery reflects Cat premium quality Caterpillar machines, engines, generator sets and work tools will soon have a new look. The company is replacing the current “Power Edge” caterpillar trade dress (Cat trademark on a black background accented with a diagonal red bar) with a fresh new graphic design called “Cat Modern …

Metso celebrates its 150th anniversary

Metso celebrates its 150th anniversary In 2018, Metso is celebrating their 150th anniversary. The story of Metso started in 1868 as a local ironworks, and is linked to the development of urban environments and the modern way of life. Metso has evolved through a series of mergers, acquisitions and divestments. With operations now in more …

Multilateral banks reaffirm pledge to support technology-driven sustainable infrastructure

Multilateral banks reaffirm pledge to support technology-driven sustainable infrastructure The heads of the leading multilateral development banks (MDBs) meeting at the 2018 Global Infrastructure Forum (GI Forum) today reaffirmed their commitment to work together to deliver inclusive, resilient, and technology-driven sustainable infrastructure. The important role of technology in this goal was at the heart of …

Pakistan launches first outbound Transports Internationaux Routiers (TIR) transport

Pakistan launches first outbound Transports Internationaux Routiers (TIR) transport IRU member, PNC-ICC, issued the first Transports Internationaux Routiers (TIR) carnet this week to Pakistani transport operator, TCS Logistics, ahead of the departure today, which is marked by a ceremony in Karachi. The launch follows recent meetings in Istanbul between Afghanistan and Pakistan – where TIR …

JCB auctions off customised digger for The Royal British Legion

JCB auctions off customised digger for The Royal British Legion As the nation prepares to mark the Centenary of the World War I Armistice, JCB is digging deep to help a charity which supports the Armed Forces. The Staffordshire-based digger maker has created a unique ‘Lest We Forget’ mini-digger, with symbolic red poppy livery, which is …

EBRD and other Development Finance Institutions increase use of blended finance

EBRD and other Development Finance Institutions increase use of blended finance A new report by international Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) shows for the first time the scale of concessional blended finance to support transformative investments in challenging markets and deploy private sector funds to achieve the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainability Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. Mattia Romani, EBRD Managing Director, …

Kilimanjaro Summit Success in Aid of Maggie’s Cambridge

Kilimanjaro Summit Success in Aid of Maggie’s Cambridge Ramsey based company SidewinderUK.com supported their Finance Director Dawn Phillips and her friend Tina Cross who has recently returned from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for local cancer charity Maggie’s Cambridge. “It’s a privilege to be able to give something back to our local community and …

Sub-Saharan Africa construction growth faster than any world region over next five years

Sub-Saharan Africa construction growth faster than any world region over next five years Sub-Saharan Africa will have the fastest growing construction industry among all major regions in the world over the next five, years growing on average by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) by 6.6% a year, from 2018 to 2022, according to GlobalData, …

Building on firm foundations to deliver the UK’s future infrastructure

Building on firm foundations to deliver the UK’s future infrastructure Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today releases its latest paper in response to the first ever appraisal of the country’s future infrastructure need by the National Infrastructure Commission. If the industry is to deliver the vital infrastructure required to empower towns and cities, improve …

Looking for clarity in Construction and EU Procurement in No-Deal Brexit

Looking for clarity in Construction and EU Procurement in No-Deal Brexit In nearly six months’ time, on 29 March 2019 at 11pm UK-time to be more exact, the UK is expected to leave the EU. The construction industry has already started to feel the impact of Brexit, and has ongoing concerns about, amongst other things, …

Record sales for JCB as global markets stay strong

Record sales for JCB as global markets stay strong JCB set new records for turnover and machine sales in 2017 as global markets continued to rebound strongly during the year, the company announced today. The Staffordshire-based construction and agricultural machinery maker revealed that its sales turnover in 2017 rose by almost 28% to £3.35 billion …

Goldwyn’s lie: no contract? All is not lost

Goldwyn’s lie: no contract? All is not lost Despite best intentions, parties sometimes end up in a commercial relationship without any written contract, due perhaps to: an administrative error; or the need to commence the job as quickly as possible, leaving the completion of a written contract, seen as a formality, for a later date. …

Collaborative JV to deliver engineering and support works at Hinkley Point C

Collaborative JV to deliver engineering and support works at Hinkley Point C Today, representatives from Altrad, Balfour Beatty Bailey, Cavendish Nuclear and Doosan Babcock joined forces to officially form the MEH Joint Venture; an innovative new partnership between Hinkley Point C and all Tier One MEH (Mechanical, Electrical and HVAC) and support services contractors to …

Energi Mine rewards EV rentals through partnership with 3F EV

Energi Mine rewards EV rentals through partnership with 3F EV 3F EV, an award-winning UK company which currently provides a fleet of Tesla models for rentals and car sharing, today announced a partnership with Energi Mine, the blockchain platform that financially rewards energy saving behaviour using EnergiTokens (ETK). The partnership will see 3F EV customers …

Metso welcomes Tennessee based Stowers Machinery to distributor network

Metso welcomes Tennessee based Stowers Machinery to distributor network Stowers Machinery Corporation will offer Metso’s mobile and stationary crushing and screening products to Eastern Tennessee contractors in the construction, recycling and demolition markets. Stowers Machinery Corporation employs more than 350 people. Headquartered in Knoxville, it has six store locations in five cities throughout East Tennessee …

Scott Parnell awarded trademark for their innovative safety fencing

Scott Parnell awarded trademark for their innovative safety fencing Civil engineering firm Scott Parnell has been granted registered trademark status on its TouchSafe® GRP palisade fencing – the only product available that is capable of completely eliminating electricity conduction. TouchSafe® is produced using super strength, lightweight materials, which are corrosion-resistant. Designed following years of painstaking …

Wellbeing at work highlighted in webinar from IQ Academy

Wellbeing at work highlighted in webinar from IQ Academy The importance of wellbeing at work and its relationship to safety, leadership and engagement will be the focus of this month’s ‘Lunch and Learn’ webinar from IQ Academy. Dr Carolyn Yeoman, Operations Director of OCAID Wellbeing, will present the 30-minute ‘Creating Wellbeing’ webinar from 12.30-13.00 on …

UAE runs first intermodal transport under TIR

UAE runs first intermodal transport under TIR The United Arab Emirates is an important trade hub with a robust economy. TIR offers huge potential for improving transit connectivity between ports and borders with free zones and integrating them into the global logistics chain. The UAE’s strongest trading partners are India and China – both part …

The Women of Asphalt Council renamed Women of Asphalt – WofA

The Women of Asphalt Council renamed Women of Asphalt – WofA The Women of Asphalt Council has been renamed as Women of Asphalt (WofA) and launched a newly redesigned website and its inaugural podcast. The website has been expanded to serve as a hub for WofA membership, including a wide range of relevant, useful information …

Urban Vision swops streetlights for a Totem Pole

Urban Vision swops streetlights for a Totem Pole What’s the difference between a streetlight and totem pole? Not a great deal if you work for Urban Vision, the joint venture between Galliford Try, Salford City Council and Capita Simons which carries out streetlighting and highways maintenance projects for the Council. Urban Vision was called upon …

Migration Advisory Committee recommendations would cripple UK construction, says FMB

Migration Advisory Committee recommendations would cripple UK construction, says FMB The UK Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) report, which sets out a series of recommendations for the new immigration policy post-Brexit, would cripple the construction industry, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Commenting on the MAC report, published this morning, Brian Berry, Chief Executive of …

Chicago Smart Mobility Project wins ITS Midwest Project of the Year

Chicago Smart Mobility Project wins ITS Midwest Project of the Year The Chicago Smart Mobility (CSM) Project, Phase 1, recently won the ITS Midwest 2018 Project of Year Award. The project supports the City of Chicago’s Smart City Initiative and includes the planning, design, and deployment of an integrated system that ties numerous diverse systems …

Trade can transform the Middle East

Trade can transform the Middle East During a visit to Muscat this week, Umberto de Pretto, Secretary General of IRU, turns his thoughts to history and the role that transport might play in lifting the fortunes of the region – politically, economically and socially. At the end of the Second World War there was devastation …

RJ Models shows off their Architectural Office Building Models

RJ Models shows off their Architectural Office Building Models RJ Models has made hundreds of excellent office building models and won widely appreciations from its clients, including the world top-level architectural design firms, such as Foster + Partners, SOM, OMA, KPF, Zaha Hadid Architects, etc. Office building models are used in a very wide range …

Network Rail and JCDecaux £280m advertising deal to transform passenger experience

Network Rail and JCDecaux £280m advertising deal to transform passenger experience JCDecaux SA (Euronext Paris: DEC) and Network Rail have signed a deal that will see the number one outdoor advertising company worldwide deliver an improved station environment with a 100% digital transport environment at Network Rail stations. The partnership will see Network Rail managed …

Is the ELD Mandate in the US Working?

Is the ELD Mandate in the US Working? The answer to the above question is yes – but not without some repercussions. The ELD Mandate is the most recent, widely encompassing directive laid down by the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration). In a nutshell, the ELD Mandate makes it mandatory for all commercial vehicles over …

Volvo Construction inaugurates new headquarters

Volvo Construction inaugurates new headquarters Volvo Construction Equipment has moved into its new headquarters on the same site as other Volvo business areas at Campus Lundby in Gothenburg. To mark the move, an inauguration ceremony was held on September 3rd, which was attended by senior company leaders and around 500 employees. Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo …

Parsons awarded Nevada Traffic Safety Engineering Design Contract

Parsons awarded Nevada Traffic Safety Engineering Design Contract Parsons was recently awarded a 2-year services agreement to provide traffic safety engineering design services to the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT). The firm has been providing traffic safety engineering services to NDOT for the past 10 years. The first firm to deliver a design project through …

BAM awarded €60 million citydev.brussels multifunctional projects

BAM awarded €60 million citydev.brussels multifunctional projects citydev.brussels, the public body responsible for the urban development of the Brussels-Capital Region, has awarded BAM the contracts for two new projects in the Brussels borough of Anderlecht. Both projects (with a combined value of €60 million) were jointly developed by the property development companies of BAM Belgium …

Covers’ Help for Hospices aiming to raise £30,000 for charity

Covers’ Help for Hospices aiming to raise £30,000 for charity Covers Timber & Builders Merchant will once again be hosting its hugely successful charity initiative Covers’ Help for Hospices in September, and aiming to raise £30,000 on behalf of local charities. Now in its fourth year, the charity campaign supports 13 hospices across the South …

RH Claydon takes on Kumho Truck Tyre distribution in the UK

RH Claydon takes on Kumho Truck Tyre distribution in the UK Kumho has enjoyed a successful working relationship with renowned tyre distributor R H Claydon for some 20 years and has now appointed the company to handle its truck tyre distribution requirements for the whole of the UK mainland. A third-generation family business, R H …

Ringway Engineers Leadership Programme culminates in Antarctica Expedition

Ringway Engineers Leadership Programme culminates in Antarctica Expedition A Ringway engineer will take part in a three-week expedition to Antarctica at the culmination of a prestigious 12-month leadership programme which aims to heighten the influence and impact of women in making decisions that shape our planet. Louise Batts will be the only highways engineer and …

Volvo Construction’s five rules of Global Distribution

Volvo Construction’s five rules of Global Distribution How do you transport one of any 100,000 spare parts across the globe at any given time? Here we look at the intricate choreography Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has perfected to ensure their global distribution network keeps everything is in the right place at the right time. …

Have fun with the Cones: Helping Corporate Britain educate children

Have fun with the Cones: Helping Corporate Britain educate children Meet the Cones! Conestance, Conerad, Cone-Vera and Conen. Yes, there are some stray ‘e’s in there – Cones need Cone names! The Meet the Cones ‘conecept’ was born following countless journeys up and down the M1 and sitting, inevitably, in road works surrounded by big-foot …

Blakedale founder shares secrets to success

Blakedale founder shares secrets to success Fred Smith, founder of Fred Smith Street Lighting and Blakedale Limited, has fulfilled an ambition to write and publish his autobiography. Milk to Motorways tells the story of Fred’s life and achievements, from growing up in the 1940’s and ’50s, to milkman and motorway entrepreneur. Fred writes about the …

Highways England volunteers pitch in to help Cornwall villagers with recreation ground project

Highways England volunteers pitch in to help Cornwall villagers with recreation ground project The Highways England team behind a proposed A30 upgrade in Cornwall are not only concentrating their efforts on improving lives with their dualling scheme – they have also been busy helping a village near Truro with their community project. Highways England is …

Volvo CE North America launches a new blog – The Scoop

Volvo CE North America launches a new blog – The Scoop Tailored for a mix of owners, operators and fleet managers, The Scoop by Volvo CE North America provides practical content that is helpful in day-to-day equipment management, operation and selection. Volvo Construction Equipment has launched a blog, called The Scoop, aimed at construction professionals …

StreetLight Data raises $10m to accelerate data transformation in the Transportation Industry

StreetLight Data raises $10m to accelerate data transformation in the Transportation Industry StreetLight Data, Inc., the mobility analytics company that brings real-world travel patterns to light, today announced that it has closed $10 Million in Series C funding. StreetLight Data’s proprietary solution, StreetLight InSight, is an online SaaS tool designed for Smart Cities and the …

Hitachi Rail Europe presents SIDERISE with Manufacturing Partner Award

Hitachi Rail Europe presents SIDERISE with Manufacturing Partner Award Hitachi Rail Europe has awarded SIDERISE, global leader in the development, design and manufacturer of fire, acoustic and thermal solutions, with its prestigious ‘Manufacturing Partner of the Year Award’. The award is in recognition of the company’s ability to provide a range of high quality, engineered …

Balfour Beatty works in partnership to keep vital defence construction capability intact

Balfour Beatty works in partnership to keep vital defence construction capability intact Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today published its paper “Defence construction: keeping vital capability intact”. The bespoke capability in the UK defence construction and infrastructure industry, which has been developed over many years, should be protected and developed and considered when awarding …

Balfour Beatty is driving forward on customer focussed delivery in Highways

Balfour Beatty is driving forward on customer focussed delivery in Highways Four million people use Highways England’s Strategic Road Network (SRN) each day. This is forecast to grow by a further 40% by 2040 with the cost of congestion expected to increase by 63% by 2030. Over the coming decades, both the Strategic Road Network …

National Transport Industry Award shines the spotlight on LED road stud scheme

National Transport Industry Award shines the spotlight on LED road stud scheme A route safety scheme which uses SolarLite Active LED Road Stud technology to “revolutionise” safety on a major trunk road through Scotland has been shortlisted for a national transport industry award. Clearview Intelligence, in partnership with Transport Scotland, Amey and Edinburgh Napier University, …

The UK heatwave puts the spotlight on the Construction Industry’s legal obligations

The UK heatwave puts the spotlight on the Construction Industry’s legal obligations The UK Met office issues an Amber weather warning and tells Britons to “stay out of the sun” during this summer’s heatwave. As temperatures reach near record highs of 33.3°C, and are predicted to rise further, it is important that the risks to …

Construction leaders launch charity to transform cancer support and fundraising

Construction leaders launch charity to transform cancer support and fundraising Building industry leaders have come together to launch a new cancer charity aiming to transform cancer advice and support for people working in the Construction and Built Environment sector as well as raising money to help fund research to beat cancer sooner. Andy von Bradsky, …

ASPIN bolsters Executive Team to support developments to grow the business

ASPIN bolsters Executive Team to support developments to grow the business Aspin, a leading provider of engineered solutions for the UK’s infrastructure sectors, has strengthened its executive team with the confirmation of a number of senior appointments. Gren Edwards, formerly Director of Rail at Costain has been appointed as Chairman, bringing nearly 40 years’ experience …

VolvoCE wins Content Marketing Award for The Megaproject Listing series

VolvoCE wins Content Marketing Award for The Megaproject Listing series Volvo Construction Equipment (VolvoCE) has scooped a top prize at the prestigious Content Marketing Awards for its global digital campaign ‘The Megaproject Listing’. The recognition from one of the most respected international marketing awards is testament to the campaign’s ability to connect with enthusiasts from …

Cyden with the contract – Concurrent delay and the allocation of risk

Cyden with the contract – Concurrent delay and the allocation of risk Last year, North Midland Building Ltd v Cyden Homes Ltd provoked much discussion as to whether the prevention principle should take precedence over freedom of contract, in circumstances where parties had agreed on the allocation of risk of concurrent delay. In the first …

McCann reduces their carbon footprint with fleet of hybrid electric vehicles

McCann reduces their carbon footprint with fleet of hybrid electric vehicles Nottingham-based civil and electrical engineering firm McCann has made a substantial commitment to protecting the environment with the introduction of a fleet of hybrid electric vehicles – reducing the company’s carbon footprint. McCann works on major infrastructure projects nationwide and within its fleet, it …

McCann wins coveted RoSPA Gold Award

McCann wins coveted RoSPA Gold Award Nottingham-based civil and electrical engineering firm McCann recently collected its third consecutive RoSPA Gold Award for its ongoing commitment to health and safety in the workplace. The company achieved the Gold award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), with …

NAPA Honours Asphalt Industry Leaders for Operational Excellence

NAPA Honours Asphalt Industry Leaders for Operational Excellence Awards Program Celebrates Safety Innovations, Ecological Operations, Community Involvement, and Marketing Practices The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) honoured the winners and finalists of its 2017 Operational Excellence Awards at a special ceremony last week during the association’s Midyear Meeting in Boston. “NAPA members strive for excellence …

Tarmac moves to a regional transport model for cement hauliers

Tarmac moves to a regional transport model for cement hauliers Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business, is to restructure the distribution model for its Cement and Lime division to deliver an enhanced service for its customers. A comprehensive strategic review has informed the decision to move to a more flexible …

gabo Systemtechnik boosts capacity for Microtube Systems and expansion into Britain

gabo Systemtechnik boosts capacity for Microtube Systems and expansion into Britain gabo Systemtechnik GmbH, a leading European system supplier for telecommunications, continues to grow vigorously in response to sustained strong demand. The company is currently adding 10,000 square metres to its production and storage facilities at its main site in Niederwinkling, in Lower Bavaria. By …

GKD Technologies supports expansion with expanded team

GKD Technologies supports expansion with expanded team GKD Technologies is a leading provider of systems designed for safeguarding personnel and machines. Based in the South of England, the company design, develop and produce height, slew and load safety control systems for Road Rail vehicles (RRV’s) and general construction equipment including excavators. The company has seen …

Heathrow completes first stage of search for Innovation Partners

Heathrow completes first stage of search for Innovation Partners Today, Heathrow completed the first stage of its search for innovation partners. This initiative sets out to encourage fresh thinking around how Heathrow delivers the expanded airport. As Heathrow enters the delivery phase of the project, following an overwhelming vote of support in Parliament, the airport …

Green fingered railway volunteers support Wolverhampton community project

Green fingered railway volunteers support Wolverhampton community project A team from Network Rail has taken time out from managing and surveying lineside vegetation to support a local community project in Wolverhampton. Network Rail employees can use ‘volunteer days’ to allow them to switch from their normal roles in offices or work sites and use their …

Belt and Road co-operation discussed at Ukraine China economic forum in Kiev

Belt and Road co-operation discussed at Ukraine China economic forum in Kiev A Ukrainian and Chinese economic forum focusing on the Belt and Road Initiative took place in Kiev on the 4th June, attracting more than 200 participants. During the event, Chinese and Ukrainian officials and representatives of business and industry explored ways to consolidate …

EBRD Board approves €500 million for Trans Adriatic Pipeline

EBRD Board approves €500 million for Trans Adriatic Pipeline The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Board of Directors have approved a €500 million loan for the construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), a priority project of the European Union (EU) and the Energy Community. The 878 km pipeline will start at the Greek/Turkish border, …

NM Group launches ex-offender construction training initiative

NM Group launches ex-offender construction training initiative In a new initiative to address the industry’s skills gap, national construction and engineering firm NM Group (North Midland Construction Plc) has launched a training programme for ex-offenders. Providing the skills and opportunities needed for people to turn their lives around, NM Group has helped develop a training …

New Holland appoints Pat Smith as its new UK and ROI Business Director

New Holland appoints Pat Smith as its new UK and ROI Business Director Pat Smith has joined New Holland as Business Director UK & ROI upon the retirement of Andrew Watson, after 31 years with the company. Pat joined from T H White Ltd, one of New Holland’s leading dealers, where he worked for the …

The Ride to Success – How a partnership led to growth for Chicago Trucking Company

The Ride to Success – How a partnership led to growth for Chicago Trucking Company From serving a few surrounding counties to spanning the entire Midwest, Catom Trucking has grown significantly over the years. But it isn’t catchy advertising or feet-on-the pavement sales efforts the construction and aggregates equipment hauling company credits for its success; …

British buildings will be safer by Co-operation

British buildings will be safer by Co-operation A new agreement between the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) and the Association for Project Safety (APS) will help ensure British buildings are safer and better designed. The new partnership aims to enhance the professionalism of building construction, management and engineering in the United Kingdom. The Memorandum …

BIM there, done that?

BIM there, done that? In our recent review of the second edition of the CIC BIM protocol (Second Helpings) we noted references to an Asset Information Model (AIM), which had been introduced into the second edition and suggested that the implications of using the protocol for the Facilities Management (FM) phase of a project needed …

Balfour Beatty marches forward with Armed Forces Covenant commitment

Balfour Beatty marches forward with Armed Forces Covenant commitment Balfour Beatty today announces that it has re-signed the UK Armed Forces Covenant as part of its ongoing commitment to the Armed Forces community. The Armed Forces Covenant provides a framework for businesses in the UK to ensure that veterans, reservists and their partners are treated …

Innovate with Highways England and be a part of the fourth industrial revolution

Innovate with Highways England and be a part of the fourth industrial revolution Could you create a road surface that heals itself to make it more resilient for the future? Do you have an idea or product that will help prepare the highways infrastructure for the coming of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV)? If you or …

ONE4ALL calls for Construction and Property Businesses to recognise staff in free awards

ONE4ALL calls for Construction and Property Businesses to recognise staff in free awards UK  Construction and Property businesses have the opportunity to nominate, recognise and reward their exceptional staff for free as the annual One4all Spotlight Awards returns. The One4all Spotlight Awards is a free to enter awards scheme that recognises the best employees in …

Liebherr breaks ground on new logistics centre to increase production

Liebherr breaks ground on new logistics centre to increase production Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH starts a new investment in the future in Kirchdorf an der Iller, thus strengthening the development of the original location of the overall Liebherr Group. The first construction phase of the logistics centre for production started on 11 June 2018 with an official ground-breaking ceremony. …

Eurovia Contracting wins two Institution of Civil Engineering Awards

Eurovia Contracting wins two Institution of Civil Engineering Awards Eurovia Contracting North has won two prestigious Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Awards in recognition of successful partnership schemes with local authority clients. The £5.4m Peppermint Junction scheme in Lincolnshire was recognised as the region’s winning Medium-sized Engineering Project, and the £3m Lubbesthorpe Strategic Employment Site …

Technology Award for smart hydraulic Hybrid Excavator from VolvoCE

Technology Award for smart hydraulic Hybrid Excavator from VolvoCE A concept for a smart hydraulic hybrid excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment has received the Volvo Technology Award 2018. Engineers from Volvo Construction Equipment are celebrating after winning the Volvo Technology Award for their smart hydraulic hybrid excavator concept. The innovation – which is currently just …

Network Rail is streamlining their procurement process to encourage SME’s

Network Rail is streamlining their procurement process to encourage SME’s Network Rail has launched its new technology Supplier Qualification System (SQS), designed to improve market engagement, provide greater visibility of business opportunities and reduce the time it takes to award contracts. The SQS, which includes IT services and goods across Technologies, Professional Services, Solution Delivery …

Costain moves their technology centre to North Somerset

Costain moves their technology centre to North Somerset Costain, the smart infrastructure solutions company, is expanding its technology centre with a move to new accommodation on the Weston Gateway Business Park near Worle, North Somerset. By the end of the year, some 150 colleagues will have relocated from Yatton to the new business park just …

Will online shopping reshape our cities and transport infrastructure

Will online shopping reshape our cities and transport infrastructure E-commerce has changed our shopping habits, and is also influences logistics, city infrastructure planning and properties. The impact will become more and more apparent as online shopping continue to increase driving deliveries and changing the way people interact with current retail centres. With e-commerce turnover increasing …

Eurovia UK wins RoSPA Order of Distinction and Gold Fleet Safety Awards

Eurovia UK wins RoSPA Order of Distinction and Gold Fleet Safety Awards Eurovia UK has been handed a prestigious award in recognition of its practices and achievements in helping its staff get home safely at the end of the working day. Eurovia UK has achieved an Order of Distinction (16 consecutive Golds) and Fleet Safety …

Deloitte Global looks at the top 10 issues shaping the Mining Industry in 2018

Deloitte Global looks at the top 10 issues shaping the Mining Industry in 2018 As commodity prices enjoy another bull run, how is the mining industry reacting to change? Professional services firm Deloitte Global identified 10 key trends facing the industry in their recent Tracking the Trends report. Here Deloitte’s Global Leader of Mining Phil …

New Holland appointed official partner to the Goodwood Estate

New Holland appointed official partner to the Goodwood Estate New Holland Agriculture, as part of the CNH Industrial group, is an Official Partner to the Goodwood Estate, the unique sporting estate in West Sussex. Home to the Dukes of Richmond since the 1690s, and centered around one of the UK’s finest Jacobean Grade I Listed …

Parsons Rouchleau Mine Bridge project wins Diamond Partnering Award

Parsons Rouchleau Mine Bridge project wins Diamond Partnering Award Parsons Corporation recently won the International Partnering Institute’s (IPI) 2018 John L. Martin Partnered Project of the Year Award for their work on the Rouchleau Mine Bridge project in Minnesota, USA. The project won the Diamond Award in the civil construction category for projects valued between …

European Commission Vice-President visits Talgo EIB-financed innovation project

European Commission Vice-President visits Talgo EIB-financed innovation project Valdis Dombrovskis, European Commission Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue, today visited the innovative projects being developed at Spanish company Talgo’s Madrid plant with Investment Plan for Europe support from the European Investment Bank (EIB). Dombrovskis was joined by representatives from the EIB, which signed a …

Businesses challenged to ditch paper as environmental impact reaches all-time high

Businesses challenged to ditch paper as environmental impact reaches all-time high A new campaign has been launched to challenge businesses to reduce their paper usage, following recent research which found that a third of UK workers admit to printing out unnecessary paper documents every single day. In a survey of 1,000 employees, conducted by award-winning …

Australia’s Infrastructure budget for 2018 to 2019 connects regions and creates jobs

Australia’s Infrastructure budget for 2018 to 2019 connects regions and creates jobs The Australian Government will invest more than $75 billion in nationally significant transport infrastructure budget projects over the next 10 years, including new funding of $24.5 billion for projects and initiatives which will improve Australians’ lives across every State and Territory. This investment …

Britain’s great motorist rip-off

Britain’s great motorist rip-off Motorists provide the Treasury with over £50 billion every year in taxation yet only £2 billion of that is invested in maintaining the local road network. The impact of the lack of investment is a deteriorating road network that costs motorists a further £1.7 billion a year in repair bills due …

Balfour Beatty awarded £43.5 m Beauly to Keith overhead line and cabling works

Balfour Beatty awarded £43.5 m Beauly to Keith overhead line and cabling works Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has been awarded two contracts worth c. £43.5 million for the Beauly to Keith 132kV modernisation programme. Both contracts have been awarded by Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc, part of Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), …

Heathrow boosts international trade with new routes to Chinese cities

Heathrow boosts international trade with new routes to Chinese cities Heathrow today welcomed the arrival of two new direct routes to the Chinese cities: Wuhan and Sanya. Both destinations are a first for direct routes into Heathrow, the connection to Sanya is a first for Europe. These routes will allow for over 6,000 metric tonnes …

Lessons from Carillion might lead to retention reform in the UK construction industry

Lessons from Carillion might lead to retention reform in the UK construction industry The UK Construction (Retention Deposit Schemes) Bill 2017-19 (the “Aldous Bill”) was introduced as a Private Members’ Bill in January by Peter Aldous MP and is expected to have its second reading in June this year. The aim of the Aldous Bill …

Putting a price on delivering a good driving experience

Putting a price on delivering a good driving experience When considering new schemes, be they route safety, congestion management or capacity improvement schemes, it is easy to get consumed by the technical details such as the specifications around road design, surrounding topography considerations, and of course the ever increasingly difficult funding process. Part of the …

E-Z Drill expanding their dealer network with Mid Country Machinery

E-Z Drill expanding their dealer network with Mid Country Machinery E-Z Drill, a leading manufacturer of concrete drilling and doweling equipment, has added Mid Country Machinery to its dealer network. In addition to Mid Country’s Fort Dodge, Waterloo and Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, locations, customers can also purchase and rent E-Z Drill equipment from the dealer’s Brewerton, …

Volvo Construction explores the future of Mining with Off-Highway Research

Volvo Construction explores the future of Mining with Off-Highway Research Is the global mining industry ripe for an equipment recovery – or still suffering the hangover of the boom years? Here Chris Sleight, managing director of analyst Off Highway Research, shines a light on what to expect. Things are seldom ‘normal’ in the world of mining. …

Eurovia hails their Dementia Friends in Dementia Action Week

Eurovia hails their Dementia Friends in Dementia Action Week Eurovia is marking Dementia Awareness Week by hailing our own Dementia Friends who are making a positive difference to the lives of people with the condition. Eurovia is one of the first construction companies to take part in the Alzheimer’s Society initiative and there are now …

KINSHOFER acquires Atlas Transverse Cutter business

KINSHOFER acquires Atlas Transverse Cutter business KINSHOFER, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality excavator and loader crane attachments, has acquired the Atlas Transverse Cutter business from Atlas GmbH, a Germany-based crane and excavator manufacturer. The transverse, or drum, cutters are the first in KINSHOFER’s line of crane and excavator attachments, allowing the company …

Record production and factory expansion marks HAMM’s 140th year

Record production and factory expansion marks HAMM’s 140th year HAMM, the oldest manufacturer of road building machines in the world, is celebrating the 140th anniversary of its foundation. Fittingly, the innovative company is maintaining a successful course with its modern compaction technology, as the latest production figures show. In 2017, for example, HAMM produced more …

UK’s biggest road upgrade first project to commit to Armed Forces Covenant

UK’s biggest road upgrade first project to commit to Armed Forces Covenant The A14 Integrated Delivery Team, which is delivering the UK’s biggest road project on behalf of Highways England, has pledged its commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant, making it the first construction project to become part of the scheme in its own right. …

European Investment Bank funds Seychelles main harbour expansion

European Investment Bank funds Seychelles main harbour expansion During a public ceremony held in the presence of H.E. Danny Faure, President of the Republic of the Seychelles, agreements were signed between the European Investment Bank, the European Union and the Seychelles Ports Authority to finance the rehabilitation and expansion of the commercial part of the …

Womble Bond Dickinson explores the second edition of the CIC BIM Protocols

Womble Bond Dickinson explores the second edition of the CIC BIM Protocols The second edition of the CIC BIM protocol was published in April. It is intended to reflect current practices and standards and to be a more flexible document to use alongside different contractual arrangements. It will fit more easily with the other documents …

ADM promotes US Manufacturing Industry during I Make America event

ADM promotes US Manufacturing Industry during I Make America event Asphalt Drum Mixers, Inc. talked with its U.S. House representative about issues important to the manufacturing industry during an I Make America event. Rep. Jim Banks toured ADM’s Huntertown, Indiana facility May 2, answering questions from workers and sitting down for a one-on-one conversation with …

Chartered Association of Building Engineers votes in favour of Chartered Engineer Status

Chartered Association of Building Engineers votes in favour of Chartered Engineer Status The Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) has today announced it will go ahead with its application to become a licensed member of the Engineering Council. This decision comes following a successful members’ vote. Licensed Member status would pave the way for CABE members …

Tarmac supports a new protocol to prevent labour exploitation

Tarmac supports a new protocol to prevent labour exploitation Tarmac has strengthened its commitment to safeguarding employees within its business and the construction industry by becoming the first organisation in its sector to sign up to a public initiative aimed at eradicating modern slavery and labour exploitation. Launched by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority …

INTERMAT 2018 heralded a wave of innovation and new business

INTERMAT 2018 heralded a wave of innovation and new business The 2018 edition of the international exhibition for construction and infrastructure was a lively and vibrant event, confirming the growth perspectives of a sector driven by innovation and which has set its sights firmly on the future. 173,300 visitors, including 30% from outside France from …

Construction equipment sales in the UK show nearly 6 percent growth in Q1 2018

Construction equipment sales in the UK show nearly 6% growth in Q1 2018 Retail sales of construction and earthmoving equipment in the UK market grew by 5.7% in the first quarter of 2018, compared with the same period in 2017, according to the UK equipment statistics exchange.* This is an encouraging outturn, against the background …

Sacyr Foundation collaborates with NGOs to supply water in Makuyu, Kenya

Sacyr Foundation collaborates with NGOs to supply water in Makuyu, Kenya The Sacyr Foundation has signed an agreement to with two NGOs in Kenya for a project to install about 5.5 km of pipes, plus the manholes and necessary connections, to supply drinking water to the villages of Kaseve and Kitune (Muranga district) with a …

Highways England signs deal with contractors to improve road construction times

Highways England signs deal with contractors to improve road construction times Highways England has signed a deal with contractors across the country to enable the company to respond more quickly when motorways and major A roads need to be resurfaced. With research showing road surface quality continues to be an area of concern with drivers, …

Minnich Manufacturing hosts US Congressman for AEM I Make America Event

Minnich Manufacturing hosts US Congressman for AEM I Make America Event Congressman Bob Gibbs visited Mansfield, Ohio, equipment manufacturer Minnich Manufacturing to meet with employees and speak about how ongoing policy deliberations in Congress affect local manufacturers. Gibbs met with Minnich executives and employees during an I Make America event at the company. I Make …

Tarmac Innovation Challenge celebrates supplier collaboration

Tarmac Innovation Challenge celebrates supplier collaboration Drone technology, cutting-edge pumping systems and state-of-the-art data monitoring software are among the exciting innovations set to be taken forward by Tarmac as part of its 2018 Innovation Challenge, an initiative designed to deliver added value and greater efficiency to further improve customer experience. The company’s Procurement and Innovation …

Heathrow signs landmark deal to host the UK’s largest Electric Vehicle Fleets

Heathrow signs landmark deal to host the UK’s largest Electric Vehicle Fleets Heathrow, Jaguar and travel services company WeKnowGroup have signed a landmark deal that will see a fleet of up to 200 fully-electric Jaguar I-PACE vehicles available to passengers for travel to and from Heathrow. The service, to roll-out in summer 2018, will create …

Volvo’s Building Tomorrow movie scoops Brand Film Festival award

Volvo’s Building Tomorrow movie scoops Brand Film Festival award Celebrating the best of brand storytelling throughout Europe, Volvo CE’s ‘Building Tomorrow’ short film has been presented with a bronze award in the Brand Film Festival in London. Rubbing shoulders with mega brands such as Samsung, BMW, Bacardi and Chanel, the latest Volvo CE brand movie …

SWARCO leads the way in Tour de Yorkshire

SWARCO leads the way in Tour de Yorkshire SWARCO Traffic is helping local authorities during the Tour de Yorkshire 2018 with its innovative mobile Variable Message Signs (VMS). The mobile VMS incorporates SWARCO Traffic’s proven, state-of-the art LED technology with a high contrast ratio, wide viewing angle and excellent character uniformity. Operating from a very …

The Here and There of Dirt

The Here and There of Dirt Providing dirt contractors with critical cut and fill quantities for their projects In the early 2000s, Jim Hammond did something historic in his life. He decides to shift his highway and heavy civil construction career to begin working for the toughest boss he’s ever known… himself. Hammond launched Hammond …

Grundon achieves IQ PRIME – Professional Recognition in Mineral Extraction status

Grundon achieves IQ PRIME – Professional Recognition in Mineral Extraction status Three mineral extraction sites operated by one of the UK’s leading suppliers of sands and aggregates have been recognised as achieving Professional Recognition in Mineral Extraction (PRIME) status by the Institute of Quarrying (IQ). Grundon Sand & Gravel’s Kennetholme Quarry in Berkshire, Frith End …

SE10 achieves highest ever position in PR Week’s Top 150 agency rankings

SE10 achieves highest ever position in PR Week’s Top 150 agency rankings International PR agency SE10 has jumped up the PR Week Top 150 UK Consultancies 2018 rankings – reaching 106th – the highest position the agency has achieved since entering the respected chart in 2010. A combination of new client wins, expanded service offerings …

Ethical business certification for Mabey, a leading UK construction services company

Ethical business certification for Mabey, a leading UK construction services company Mabey Group’s UK construction services business announced today that it has become one of the first companies in the country to gain independent certification to ISO 37001, a management system designed to uphold ethical business. ISO 37001 is only achieved by those companies that …

Heathrow’s Export Café is Open for Business

Heathrow’s Export Café is Open for Business Heathrow is treating delegates at this year’s Multimodal cargo conference with samples of the most popular British food items exported from the airport. With its first mobile “Export Café,” Heathrow is highlighting the role it plays as the country’s biggest port by value, supporting the international growth of …

Download a detailed guide to the new GDRP Legislation and Camera Recording Systems

Download a detailed guide to the new GDRP Legislation and Camera Recording Systems Brigade Electronics has created a pack that customers can download from their website to provide a detailed guide to new data regulations with regards to cameras and recording equipment. Emily Hardy, Brigade’s Marketing Manager said: “Many customers remain unsure of the new …

VolvoCE’s Insight Report promises insightful solutions

VolvoCE’s Insight Report promises insightful solutions The new Insight Report from Volvo Construction Equipment promise customers a solution to better manage machine utilization and efficiency, reduce unplanned downtime, and monitor productivity. Volvo Construction Equipment continues to maximize operational savings for customers with the launch of Health Report and Summary Report, a new fleet analysis service …

Walki’s upgraded insulation production unit boosts safety and efficiency

Walki’s upgraded insulation production unit boosts safety and efficiency Walki’s revamped multi-layer insulation line responds to the increasing demand from the insulation industry. The updated production line gears up Walki’s quality management and development with new and improved features, including measurement and camera systems, data collection and storage as well as analysis. Simultaneously, it has …

The Grand Paris Project shows how Volvo can support the world’s largest projects

The Grand Paris Project shows how Volvo can support the world’s largest projects The Volvo Group is working together in order to meet the demands of the Grand Paris project – Europe’s largest construction site. Demonstrating its unique ability to provide a number of solutions for customers on major infrastructure schemes worldwide, the business areas …

Volvo demonstrates their strengths and successes at Intermat Paris 2018

Volvo demonstrates their strengths and successes at Intermat Paris 2018 Large technical, social and climate forces are driving the global economy. The Volvo Group comes to Intermat with a package of machines and services that deliver customer success – demonstrating its eagerness for ‘Building Tomorrow’. In a changing society, Volvo has the machines, the services …

McCann wins RoSPA Gold Health and Safety Award for third consecutive year

McCann wins RoSPA Gold Health and Safety Award for third consecutive year Nottingham-based civil and electrical engineering firm McCann, has completed a hat trick of successive award wins after being announced as a winner for a third consecutive year at the impending RoSPA Health and Safety Awards for ensuring the safety of its staff and …

Gate 7 wins a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade

Gate 7 wins a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade Multi-award-winning company Gate 7, based in the North East of England, is an innovative company specialising in the supply of decals and printed components to the Construction equipment, Agricultural and Industrial Machinery markets. Gate 7 announced today (21st April 2018) that the business has …

Bartco UK promotes research integration to benefit worldwide traffic management innovation

Bartco UK promotes research integration to benefit worldwide traffic management innovation Closer integration of the research and development operations of two intelligent transport system (ITS) firms will promote slicker product innovation for the benefit of traffic management organisations worldwide. UK VMS manufacturer and creator of integrated ITS solutions, Bartco UK, is evolving its partnership with its …

Fluvial Innovations scoops a Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Fluvial Innovations scoops a Queen’s Award for Enterprise Poole-based Fluvial Innovations has announced that Her Majesty The Queen has selected the firm as winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation. Fluvial Innovations has been awarded the prestigious accolade for the development of its flood defence system, Floodstop, which protects properties against the cost …

Construction PR Agency SE10 wins prestigious Queen’s Award

Construction PR Agency SE10 wins prestigious Queen’s Award International PR agency SE10 is one of a handful of British businesses to be bestowed The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade on Her Majesty’s 92nd birthday. As the highest honour for UK businesses, it places global PR firm SE10 – staffed by journalists and former …

Liam Fox launches awards for Best Business Partnership of the Future

Liam Fox launches awards for Best Business Partnership of the Future International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox MP, today launched the GREAT Innovation in Action Awards to find the best partnerships between UK and Asia-Pacific companies. Twelve shortlisted trade projects all demonstrate how new ideas can transform the way we work, live, play or learn …

What would you do if a member of your team had a cardiac arrest?

What would you do if a member of your team had a cardiac arrest? In England, only 8% of people survive a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). A major contributor behind this statistic is that only 30 – 40% of bystanders intervene upon seeing someone collapse. Mark Gilmore, managing director of Aero Healthcare, a provider of …

Association of Equipment Manufacturers wants more Millennials on the Jobsite

Association of Equipment Manufacturers wants more Millennials on the Jobsite Construction has often been considered one of the last industries to embrace technology. That is starting to change, however, as construction companies look for new ways to change the mindset of those working at the jobsite. Enter the younger generation, otherwise known as millennials. They …

Keyline team uses pedal power to cycle Scotland in aid of Prostate Cancer UK

Keyline team uses pedal power to cycle Scotland in aid of Prostate Cancer UK A group of staff, suppliers and customers from heavy building materials supplier Keyline are gearing up to take on the challenge of cycling from its Dumfries branch to its Inverness depot in aid of Prostate Cancer UK. The route, which covers …

Ammann Australia expands

Ammann Australia expands Solid growth has led Ammann Australia to relocate its headquarters, warehouse and training centre to better serve its customers in the region. The facility was moved from Narangba to a new location about 10 km north in Caboolture. The move took place in January 2018. “This move is a reflection of Ammann’s …

Sacyr Mutu-Ya-Kevela School project opened by President of Angola

Sacyr Mutu-Ya-Kevela School project opened by President of Angola The President of the Republic of Angola, Joao Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço, has inaugurated the Liceo Mutu-Ya-Kevela School in Luanda following the comprehensive rehabilitation undertaken by Sacyr Somague, a subsidiary of Sacyr Ingeniería e Infraestructuras for US$22 million. Sacyr Somague has carried out the integral rehabilitation of …

Ringway secures 10 year maintenance services contract across the Bracknell Forest

Ringway secures 10 year maintenance services contract across the Bracknell Forest Ringway has been awarded a one-year extension to its term service contract in Bracknell Forest. The yearly extension is the third in succession and added to the original seven-year contract which started in 2014. The contract can be extended annually for a further four …

Police HGV on final patrol after catching over 5,000 careless drivers

Police HGV on final patrol after catching over 5,000 careless drivers An unmarked HGV cab is taking to the road for the final time after catching over 5,000 careless drivers in the past three years. The cab has travelled 99,000 miles on motorways and major A roads since the safety initiative began, spotting an average …

Highways England student challenge turns into Wacky Races

Highways England student challenge turns into Wacky Races A team of Highways England staff is supporting the Brimsham Green School students as part of a programme focused on turning the students’ fundraising ideas into a reality while completing personal challenges to develop their confidence, teamwork and resilience. The students challenged staff to select a theme …

Unlocking Community Benefits in Scotland

Unlocking Community Benefits in Scotland The ground breaking Procurement Reform Act (Scotland) has undoubtedly delivered significant benefits since its introduction in 2014. While the act was visionary, in its latest paper “Unlocking Community Benefits: A Scottish Perspective”, Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, outlines a number of recommendations to support further change. To ensure that …

SIKA launches new Mortar Production in Vietnam

SIKA launches new Mortar Production in Vietnam Sika is pushing ahead with the significant expansion of its plant in Bac Ninh in northern Vietnam, underscoring its commitment to dynamic growth in the country’s booming construction market. A state-of-the-art facility for mortar production has come on stream alongside the existing production of concrete admixtures. This most …

British Builders Merchants report 8.4 percent growth for 1st quarter 2018

British Builders Merchants report 8.4% growth for 1st quarter 2018 Builders merchants have reported an increase in sales of 8.4% in January (compared to January 2017) lifted by one additional trading day. This buoyant start is supported by growth in all categories, with landscaping performing strongest, up 14.5% from last year. These strong results buck …

British workers demand more automation

British workers demand more automation A new report suggests that fear of automation among British workers is not as prevalent as people assume. Findings indicate that in many cases, employees would actually welcome greater automation in the workplace – with nearly half claiming they could get between 25 and 50 per cent more work done …

Highways England hails concrete repair project for boosting diversity in construction

Highways England hails concrete repair project for boosting diversity in construction A team carrying out Britain’s largest concrete repair project is targeting local schools to drive up the number of girls choosing a construction career. At the same time as refurbishing the M5 Oldbury viaduct, the team is working to improve both the capacity and …

Hill Engineering wins Ireland’s Best Managed Companies Award again

Hill Engineering wins Ireland’s Best Managed Companies Award again Newry based attachment manufacturer, Hill Engineering has been named as one of Ireland’s ‘Best Managed’ companies for the fourth-year running, in the Deloitte BMC Awards Programme, receiving the much coveted ‘Gold Standard’ award. Hill Engineering secured the award by demonstrating superior business performance for the fourth …

EnviroBuild named Ethical and Green Business of the Year at FSB London Awards

EnviroBuild named Ethical and Green Business of the Year at FSB London Awards EnviroBuild, the Southwark-based sustainable construction company, has been awarded the Federation of Small Business London Ethical and Green Business of the year award. The London based award recognises innovation, enterprise and accomplishment within ethical and green business. The FSB awards are held in …

Balfour Beatty will ‘Open Doors’ to projects and potential career opportunities

Balfour Beatty will ‘Open Doors’ to projects and potential career opportunities This week, Balfour Beatty welcomes members of the public to its construction sites across the UK to support Build UK’s Open Doors event. This popular, annual event welcomes members of the public from all age ranges and professions including students, those seeking guidance on …

Ringway sponsors CIHT Innovative Women in Transport and Engineering exhibition

Ringway sponsors CIHT Innovative Women in Transport and Engineering exhibition A new exhibition that aims to encourage future generations of women to consider careers in transport and engineering is being sponsored by Ringway, with an employee from its joint venture company, Ringway Jacobs, leading the way. The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation unveiled its …

Metso signs landmark mining services agreement in Brazil

Metso signs landmark mining services agreement in Brazil Metso has signed a significant service agreement including refurbishment services for screening equipment used in mining applications, related spare parts and support. This new agreement is Metso’s largest service contracts of this type in the Brazilian market. With Metso’s solution, the customer is aiming to increase screen …

Liam Fox launches Awards for Best Business Partnerships of the Future

Liam Fox launches Awards for Best Business Partnerships of the Future International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox MP, has launched the GREAT Innovation in Action Awards to find the best partnerships between UK and Asia-Pacific companies. Twelve shortlisted trade projects all demonstrate how new ideas can transform the way we work, live, play or learn …

The Value of Co-operative Purchasing Procurement

The Value of Co-operative Purchasing Procurement Co-operative purchasing contracts have become steadily more popular at the US Federal, State and local levels. However, many people either don’t know they exist or don’t understand the advantages of using them. A co-operative contract allows a group of buyers with a common interest to pool their buying power, …

Skills shortage in the UK construction sector

Skills shortage in the UK construction sector Article by Solicitors Kara Price and Sarah Wales from law firm Womble Bond Dickinson The construction sector is in the grips of a skills shortage which is limiting construction activity and increasing labour costs at the same time. The shortage has recently hit its worst recorded level and …

Aurecon appoints new Roads leader ahead of times of significant change

Aurecon appoints new Roads leader ahead of times of significant change Recognising the increasing pressure on road infrastructure from growing populations and transformative technologies, global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon has appointed Nial O’Brien as Global Service Leader – Roads. Having been with Aurecon for nearly 13 years and based in Sydney, Nial previously …

City law firm launches service to help protect sub-contractors from unfair construction contracts

City law firm launches service to help protect sub-contractors from unfair construction contracts UK commercial law firm, Al Bawardi Critchlow, today launched a range of legal services specifically designed to enable smaller contractors and subcontractors in the construction sector to negotiate fairer contract terms with their larger employers. These services include free-of-charge, half-day workshops to …

Eurovia UK and Ringway Jacobs first business to achieve new safety standard ISO 45001

Eurovia UK and Ringway Jacobs first business to achieve new safety standard ISO 45001 Eurovia UK group and Ringway Jacobs, its joint venture company, have become one of the first businesses to successfully achieve conformity to ISO 45001 – the new international standard for occupational health and safety management best practice. The highways maintenance and …

British Tradespeople are some of the happiest

British Tradespeople are some of the happiest Tradespeople – including those working in construction, are some of the UK’s happiest workers, according to new research. A survey of 1,024 UK workers, by workplace incentives and rewards provider, One4all Rewards, and published in The 2018 Happiness Survey, surveyed employees from different age groups, genders and industries, …

Construction site camera system scoops Highways England Safety award

Construction site camera system scoops Highways England Safety award An innovative dual camera system which can spot both road workers speeding through construction sites and road users who illegally drive through cones has been hailed a potential life saver. SAFETYcamThis winning system, the first of its kind, is housed in one vehicle, and is currently …

Manitou group launches recruitment drive Join the Up Movement

Manitou group launches recruitment drive Join the Up Movement The Manitou group, world leader in rough-terrain handling, is launching a 2018 recruitment campaign to fill more than 300 positions at its French sites. The available jobs encompass the full range of the company’s professions and include all contract types. The group is leading this campaign …

GSSI – Geophysical Survey Systems launches new dynamic website

GSSI – Geophysical Survey Systems launches new dynamic website GSSI, the world’s leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, has launched its dynamic new website. With a completely redesigned look and feel that makes it easier than ever to use, the website’s homepage is designed to help customers explore GSSI’s product range. It features …

Navigating the highways industry procurement process for SMEs

Navigating the highways industry procurement process for SMEs The UK government has committed to 33% of central government procurement spend going to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) by 2022 (previously 2020). The latest figures show that spend with SMEs in the financial year 2015/2016 was at 24%. So there is still some way to …

JCB creates 600 new jobs to meet unprecedented demand

JCB creates 600 new jobs to meet unprecedented demand Unprecedented global demand for JCB equipment will see the company create 600 new jobs in the next three months – with 200 available for immediate start. A very healthy order book at the Staffordshire-based company means JCB needs over 200 operatives immediately; including welders, paint sprayers …

Lubricating the wheels of the CV industry

Lubricating the wheels of the CV industry The UK’s fastest growing commercial vehicle motor factor business, Digraph, has agreed a supply agreement with lubricant blender, Millers Oils. The new partnership enhances Digraph’s oils range, which meets or exceeds the exacting manufacturer requirements for every truck in the UK. The new agreement comes at an exciting …

SIKA establishes National Subsidiary in Honduras

SIKA establishes National Subsidiary in Honduras Sika is laying the foundation for further growth in Central America by establishing a national subsidiary in Honduras. With the new subsidiary customers will benefit from faster supply of Sika products and solutions as well as an expanding product range. The new national subsidiary will enable Sika to broaden …

JLG parent company Oshkosh Corp named a 2018 World’s Most Ethical Company

JLG parent company Oshkosh Corp named a 2018 World’s Most Ethical Company Oshkosh Corporation, a leading manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies and the parent company of JLG Industries, Inc., was recently honored by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies®. This is the third consecutive year that JLG …

The Traffic Group acquires market-leading ANPR specialist MAV Systems

The Traffic Group acquires market-leading ANPR specialist MAV Systems The Traffic Group Limited (TTG) – formerly AGD Group Limited – has today announced the acquisition of MAV Systems Limited (MAV). MAV is a leading global supplier of ANPR cameras that has achieved continued success from its ability to meet specific partner requirements across multiple sectors. …

Productivity failings in the Construction Industry blamed for project delays

Productivity failings in the Construction Industry blamed for project delays Investment in building and infrastructure is booming, yet on average large-scale projects run more than 20 months behind schedule. According to research by the McKinsey Global Institute, an astonishing 98% of large-scale schemes around the world run 80% over budget and almost two years behind …

Ringway Hounslow Highways helps local school pupils develop the skills to succeed

Ringway Hounslow Highways helps local school pupils develop the skills to succeed Ringway Hounslow Highways has given local school students a taste of the workplace by teaming up with an award-winning social enterprise that aims to give pupils the skills and aspiration to succeed. Staff at the highways service provider have worked with Enabling Enterprise …

Heathrow Airport reveals key British trade routes are already full

Heathrow Airport reveals key British trade routes are already full Britain’s exporters risk being held back by a lack of access to key trading markets, new data has revealed today. As Britain prepares to leave the EU, the data shows that key routes from Heathrow to Shanghai, Delhi, Mumbai, Los Angeles, Tokyo Haneda and Dubai …

The Manitou group inaugurates new Research and Development Test Center

The Manitou group inaugurates new Research and Development Test Center The Manitou group, a world leader in rough-terrain handling, is inaugurating its new test center, “R&D Test Center”. This innovative building makes it possible to perform endurance and durability tests on all Manitou prototypes. Inaugurated in the presence of a number of elected officials, this …

JCB provides industrial backdrop for BBC’s Question Time

JCB provides industrial backdrop for BBC’s Question Time JCB was put in the national spotlight last night when the company played host to BBC One’s Question Time. Programme host David Dimbleby fielded questions from guests including former Labour Deputy Prime Minister Lord Prescott, Conservative Party Chairman Brandon Lewis, Chief Executive of Siemens UK Juergen Maier, …

SWECO scoops Scotland Excel Award for Edinburgh Workplace Travel Planning Programme

SWECO scoops Scotland Excel Award for Edinburgh Workplace Travel Planning Programme Engineering, environment and design consultancy firm Sweco has been recognised for developing a workplace travel planning programme for Edinburgh at this year’s Scotland Excel Supplier Excellence Awards. The business was named winner in the ‘Partnership Working’ category, seeing off stiff competition from four other …

Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund celebrates successful 2017

Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund celebrates successful 2017 The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) ended 2017 with ten transactions signed and all its key performance indicators achieved. The new transactions represent US$200 million in loan commitments, bringing EAIF’s committed loan portfolio to US$750 million. The Fund is rapidly approaching having 45 active projects in its portfolio, …

Engineering, environment and design consultancy SWECO set for Irish expansion

Engineering, environment and design consultancy SWECO set for Irish expansion Engineering, environment and design consultancy firm Sweco is set to grow its operations in Ireland following appointment to several national frameworks. The company, which established an office in Cork in May 2017, plans to double its headcount to 20 over the next 12 months to …

Carillion’s demise: what lessons can we learn?

Carillion’s demise: what lessons can we learn? Angus Dent, CEO of ArchOver looks at the lessons we can learn from the downfall of Carillion As the dust begins settling on the collapse of Carillion, we move to the damage assessment phase – but question marks remain over the fate of at least 43,000 jobs. 30,000+ …

IRONCLAD Marketing signs up Solesbee Equipment and Attachments

IRONCLAD Marketing signs up Solesbee Equipment and Attachments Solesbee’s Equipment & Attachments LLC, a premier equipment and attachments manufacturer, has selected IRONCLAD Marketing as its Agency of Record. Based in Fargo, North Dakota, IRONCLAD is now managing Solesbee’s marketing efforts. A division of the KINSHOFER Group, Solesbee’s is a full-service heavy equipment attachment manufacturer offering …

Highways England awards Daisy IT Support Services contract

Highways England awards Daisy IT Support Services contract Daisy Group has further consolidated its growing presence at the heart of the nation’s critical infrastructure – by winning a £2.6m deal to provide crucial support to Highways England. The UK’s leading provider of IT, telecoms and cloud services will supply an end user service desk function …

Stage by Stage – New book and website a paradigm shift in commissioning and completions

Stage by Stage – New book and website a paradigm shift in commissioning and completions There was a time when commissioning was a casual and arbitrary process; a small team gathering toward the end of a construction project to ring a few alarm bells, turn a few motors and check off some boxes on their …

Mercedes-Benz’s first Polish engine plant to be built by STRABAG

Mercedes-Benz’s first Polish engine plant to be built by STRABAG The publicly listed European construction group STRABAG SE builds a new engine plant for Mercedes-Benz in Poland. The order for the construction of the largest production and assembly hall, which has a total value of approximately € 61 million, will be carried out in a …

Fixing the construction industry’s productivity problem

Fixing the construction industry’s productivity problem The construction industry has had a troubled history with productivity Even the smallest construction projects are multi-disciplined events that involve hundreds of individual actions. When scaled up to mega project size, managing the sequencing of man, machine and material so that the right things are done at the right …

Quebec Iron Ore signs long-term strategic services partnership with Metso

Quebec Iron Ore signs long-term strategic services partnership with Metso Quebec Iron Ore Inc., a subsidiary of a Montreal-based iron development and exploration company, Champion Iron Limited, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Metso for the maintenance of Metso equipment with a Life Cycle Services contract. This agreement will provide QIO with maximum availability …

New way of working brings opportunities for suppliers across the North West UK

New way of working brings opportunities for suppliers across the North West UK Suppliers from across the North West region have had the opportunity to understand how they can get involved in future Highways England construction contracts worth £500m. The industry day at the DW Stadium in Wigan was an opportunity for Highways England to …

Balfour Beatty wins £40m Network Rail Stoneblower contract

Balfour Beatty wins £40m Network Rail Stoneblower contract Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has been awarded a four-year contract worth more than £40m for the operations and maintenance of Network Rail’s fleet of track maintenance machines, known as Stoneblowers. The contract will deliver a minimum of 2,800 maintenance shifts per year across the UK …

Hyundai dealer celebrates top Construction Salesman’s 44 year career

Hyundai dealer celebrates top Construction Salesman’s 44 year career Andy Parnham has been selling construction equipment since 1979. He joined Ernest Doe as a 16-year old workshop apprentice in 1974 on the construction side of the business. Straight out of the workshop Andy applied for an Ernest Doe demonstrator role – but was not successful. …

Wolverhampton City Council partners with local business in wake of Carillion debacle

Wolverhampton City Council partners with local business in wake of Carillion debacle Two leading independent Midlands construction firms, Jessup Brothers and Besblock, have formed a partnership with Wolverhampton City Council to give the city’s regeneration plans a boost. Privately owned developer Jessup Brothers from Cannock has been appointed as the main contractor for the construction …

Keep an Eye on these 10 Infrastructure Trends in 2018

Keep an Eye on these 10 Infrastructure Trends in 2018 Following President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, where he urged Congress to pass a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) reported 10 infrastructure predictions for 2018 through its CONEXPO-CON/AGG ‘365’ online newsletter. The predictions come from a TRC Companies’ …

John Holland tackles gender pay equity

John Holland tackles gender pay equity Operating across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia, John Holland has been transforming city skylines, connecting regional centres and providing vital infrastructure for more than six decades. Today, John Holland has announced a win for gender pay parity by adjusting the salary of women found to be paid …

Building world class Universities

Building world class Universities Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has today published its paper “Universities Fit for the Future: How to thrive in a skills economy”. Universities in the UK have a vital role in addressing critical skills shortages and unlocking economic growth and productivity; however, while the UK currently has record numbers of …

Study reveals Heathrow routes to China add £510 million per year to UK GDP

Study reveals Heathrow routes to China add £510 million per year to UK GDP As Prime Minister Theresa May sets off on a trade mission to China, research out today underscores the value of frequent, direct connections between the UK’s only hub airport, Heathrow, and China. It also identifies the urgent need to add capacity …

KINSHOFER appoints IRONCLAD Marketing as Agency of Record

KINSHOFER appoints IRONCLAD Marketing as Agency of Record KINSHOFER, one of the world’s leading sources of high-quality excavator and loader crane attachments, has selected IRONCLAD Marketing as its Agency of Record. The Fargo, North Dakota-based company is managing KINSHOFER’s marketing efforts. One of the world’s leading sources of high-quality attachments for excavators and loader cranes. …

Retentions: has the construction industry had enough following the Carillion disaster?

Retentions: has the construction industry had enough following the Carillion disaster? Jonathan Hyndman, Partner at Rosling King looks at the common place use of cash retentions in the construction industry. Some £3 billion of retentions remain outstanding in the UK construction industry at any one time. With the collapse of Carillion, however, has the industry …

SACYR wins waste cleaning and collection contract in Bogotá

SACYR wins €170m waste cleaning and collection contract in Bogotá SACYR, through its subsidiary Valoriza Servicios Medioambientales, leads the SAS ESP Clean Area consortium, which has been awarded the ASE 5 Urban Aseo contract in the city of Bogotá (Colombia). The awarded contract has a duration of eight years, with an estimated total amount close …

CEA renews partnership with Primary Engineer to educate future Engineers

CEA renews partnership with Primary Engineer to educate future Engineers The CEA (Construction Equipment Association) has for a second year teamed up with educational organisation Primary Engineer to work with primary and secondary schools in the Leicestershire area. The catchment area has been widened this year to include schools in Coventry – the schools will …

TMT2 proving a real success for Clearview Intelligence

TMT2 proving a real success for Clearview Intelligence One year on from being awarded a place on the Crown Commercial Service’s Traffic Management Technology 2 (TMT2) framework Clearview Intelligence is enjoying the results of being part of the easier procurement process. Clearview’s range of proven count and classify products and vehicle detection solutions can all …

PERI celebrates expansion with plant ground-breaking ceremony in Guenzburg

PERI celebrates expansion with plant ground-breaking ceremony in Guenzburg The family-owned company, one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of formwork and scaffolding systems, is massively increasing its production capacities with the official ground-breaking ceremony for the next expansion phase of the PERI scaffolding plant in Guenzburg, Bavaria. Production of scaffolding systems at the …

Parsons’ work recognized on 19 of Canada’s largest Infrastructure Projects

Parsons’ work recognized on 19 of Canada’s largest Infrastructure Projects Parsons has received a platinum ranking in ReNew Canada’s 2018 Top 100 Infrastructure Projects report for the corporation’s work on 19 of Canada’s largest infrastructure projects based on cost. Representing more than CAD $46.5 billion, and spanning five provinces and one territory, these 19 projects …

National Infrastructure Commission seeks evidence on future of Britain’s freight infrastructure

National Infrastructure Commission seeks evidence on future of Britain’s freight infrastructure A Call for Evidence is launched today to help shape a new study into improving the infrastructure supporting the UK’s freight networks. At the Budget, the Chancellor asked the National Infrastructure Commission to conduct a study into the role that freight plays in the …

Manitou Group wins Equipment and Material Prize at the Intermat Innovation Awards

Manitou Group wins Equipment and Material Prize at the Intermat Innovation Awards The Manitou group, a world leader in rough-terrain handling, earned the “Equipment and Material” prize in the “Components and Attachments” category at the “Intermat Innovation Awards.” This distinction recognizes the group for its patented machine stabilization system for the MRT 2470 and MRT …

Costain and Tarmac first to win prestigious national collaboration award

Costain and Tarmac first to win prestigious national collaboration award Costain and Tarmac are celebrating after winning a prestigious national award recognising the success of their long-term partnership in building best-practice collaboration across the supply chain. The companies scooped the Supply Chain award at the 2017 Institute for Collaborative Working Annual Collaboration Awards at a …

Griffiths becomes part of Tarmac

Griffiths becomes part of Tarmac Tarmac, the UK’s leading building materials and construction solutions business, has announced that Griffiths, a successful and well-respected regional construction and surfacing business operating across Wales, the Midlands and South West England, has become part of their Contracting business. The company will continue to operate under the Griffiths name. Tarmac …

Construction Industry a long way from achieving paperless working

Construction Industry a long way from achieving paperless working Organisations in the construction sectors are among those that rely the most on paper, new research has found. A survey of 1,000 workers, conducted by WorkMobile, found that employees working in the education sector rely the most on paper (80%), followed by the finance sector (68%), …

Heathrow pushes airlines to use cleaner, quieter aircraft

Heathrow pushes airlines to use cleaner, quieter aircraft Environmental charges at Heathrow are set to increase by 7% as the airport seeks to minimise its impact and aircraft pollution on local communities. From 1st January 2018, airlines will be incentivised to deploy their newest aircraft at Heathrow – making the airport cleaner and quieter for …

JCB celebrates the New Year with a 3.9% pay rise for their employees

JCB celebrates the New Year with a 3.9% pay rise for their employees JCB shop floor employees have returned to work to a New Year pay rise of 3.9% and order books at their strongest in the company’s history. The 2018 increase, which is linked to November 2017’s Retail Price Index (RPI), is part of …

Balfour Beatty announces partial sale of M25 (Updated)

Balfour Beatty announces partial sale of M25 Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, announced that it has reached an agreement with funds managed by Dalmore Capital Limited (Dalmore) to sell a 12.5 percent stake in Connect Plus, the company which operates the M25 orbital motorway. The sale is for a cash consideration of £103 million, …

Metso confident in Trump’s tax reform legislation impact

Metso confident in Trump’s tax reform legislation impact On December 22, 2017, President of the United States signed tax reform legislation which includes, among other things, a reduction in the USA federal corporate income tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent from the beginning of the tax year 2018. The change will have a …

Atlas Copco to divest concrete and compaction business to Husqvarna Group

Atlas Copco to divest concrete and compaction business to Husqvarna Group Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has agreed to divest its concrete and compaction business to Husqvarna Group’s Construction division. The business had revenues of approximately MEUR 57 (MSEK 570) in 2016. In total, approximately 200 employees will join Husqvarna Group. …

Glaston sells FC Series tempering line to Asia-Pacific area

Glaston sells FC Series tempering line to Asia-Pacific area Glaston has closed a deal worth somewhat below €2 million with a leading Asia-Pacific glass processor, which supplies demanding glass solutions to the architectural glass industry of the region. The deal has been recognised in Glaston’s 2017 final quarter order book, and it is part of …

Learn to grow your business at the World of Asphalt and AGG1 Academy

Learn to grow your business at the World of Asphalt and AGG1 Academy Aggregates and asphalt industry professionals can take advantage of more than 120 learning opportunities at the 2018 World of Asphalt and AGG1 Academy & Expo to explore industry trends, technologies, solutions and best practices. The co-located AGG1 Academy & Expo and World …

SIKA opens 100th International Subsidiary, in Bangladesh

SIKA opens 100th International Subsidiary, in Bangladesh With the establishment of a new national subsidiary in Bangladesh, Sika has reached a further milestone in the implementation of its growth strategy and is now represented in 100 different countries. 23 national subsidiaries have been established over the past five years alone, making it possible to tap …

JLG parent Oshkosh Corp honoured by Glassdoor as one of the best places to work 2018

JLG parent Oshkosh Corp honoured by Glassdoor as one of the best places to work 2018 JLG parent company Oshkosh Corporation has been honoured with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2018. The Employees’ Choice Awards program, now in its 10th year, relies solely on the input of employees, …

Heathrow set to unveil options for £2.5bn savings on expansion plans

Heathrow set to unveil options for £2.5bn savings on expansion plans Heathrow has identified options that could enable delivery of an expanded hub airport for Britain for £2.5bn less than the plans submitted to the Airports Commission in 2015. The revised £14bn option would be delivered without compromising on the Heathrow expansion and their local …

Tarmac paves way for fleet safety through commitment to HGV accreditation

Tarmac paves way for fleet safety through commitment to HGV accreditation Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business, has been reaccredited to undertake the rigorous Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) audit process for its whole UK and subcontractor fleet, cementing its status as an industry leader for HGV safety. The latest …

JCB celebrates Christmas with a £500 bonus for their employees

JCB celebrates Christmas with a £500 bonus for their employees JCB today announced a £500 Christmas bonus for more than 5,500 UK employees. The pay out was announced this morning across at the company’s 11 plants in Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Wrexham. JCB CEO Graeme Macdonald said: “As we entered 2017, global construction equipment markets looked fragile …

Deep Soil Mixing Ltd achieve ISO 9001 and 14001

Deep Soil Mixing Ltd achieve ISO 9001 and 14001 Ground remediation and soil stabilisation contractor, Deep Soil Mixing Ltd has achieved certification to two key international business standards – ISO 9001 Standard for Quality Management & ISO 14001 for Environmental Management. Achieving ISO 9001 & 14001 comes at the end of a fantastic year of …

Is the construction industry ripe for a new operating model?

Is the construction industry ripe for a new operating model? A white paper by FTI Consulting – written by: Simon Granger – Head of Corporate Finance & Restructuring EMEA, FTI Consulting John Maloney – Senior Managing Director, Business Transformation, FTI Consulting Alastair Farr – Managing Director, Construction Solutions – Disputes & Claims Management, FTI Consulting Haradri Vyas – …

Can hospital parking be a collaborative solution?

Can hospital parking be a collaborative solution? The need to charge people for parking in the UK, whilst they or their relatives are ill remains a very emotive issue, both with the public and at a political level. Which has meant the management of hospital parking facilities has threatened to become a whole new type …

HxGN SMART Build selected as Singapore’s Virtual Design and Construction Platform

HxGN SMART Build selected as Singapore’s Virtual Design and Construction Platform HxGN SMART Build has been awarded a grant under Singapore’s Construction Productivity RD&D Grant Call for Building Information Modelling (BIM) and will serve as a collaboration platform to support Virtual Design & Construction practices for selected construction and infrastructure projects across the country. The …

Bergkamp announces FIZAMAQ Cía. Ltda as new distributor in Ecuador

Bergkamp announces FIZAMAQ Cía. Ltda as new distributor in Ecuador Bergkamp Inc., based in Salina, Kansas, USA, announces FIZAMAQ Cía. Ltda. as its new distributor in Ecuador for the full line of Bergkamp pavement preservation equipment, as well as emulsion mills and laboratory plants through the Bergkamp Bituminous Solutions line. The appointment reinforces Bergkamp’s commitment …

SIKA builds stronger Northern America and Latin America operations while expanding into Mexico

SIKA builds stronger Northern America and Latin America operations while expanding into Mexico The Board of Directors of Sika has decided to set up a new, strong region Americas. The aim is to create a more efficient supply chain and benefit from larger purchasing volumes in the closely intertwined regions of North and Latin America. …

New EIB €8.9 billion financing to support climate, water, transport, enterprise and education

New EIB €8.9 billion financing to support climate, water, transport, enterprise and education The December board meeting of the European Investment Bank (EIB) yesterday approved a total of €8.9 billion of new financing for 55 projects across Europe and in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. This included support for the first ever …

Siemens hosts Women in ITS (UK) in England

Siemens hosts Women in ITS (UK) in England Leading traffic technology supplier Siemens hosted the latest Women in ITS interest group meeting at its offices and manufacturing centre in Poole, Dorset this week. Focusing on diversity in industry, the event was free-of charge and open to all ITS (UK) members, ITS practioners and stakeholders and …

INTERMAT Construction Observatory flags €1,600 billion projects in EMEA

INTERMAT Construction Observatory flags €1,600 billion projects in EMEA INTERMAT, the international trade show for the construction and infrastructure sector, has unveiled its first Construction Industry Observatory, a report produced in association with French government agency Business France. The report will facilitate stronger bonds with market players. It provides construction-equipment manufacturers with strategic data on …

Tarmac partners with the Duke of Edinburgh Awards to develop youth skills

Tarmac partners with the Duke of Edinburgh Awards to develop youth skills Tarmac has launched a new partnership with The Duke of Edinburgh Awards (DofE), the UK’s leading youth charity, to enable more young people to better their life prospects and achieve their DofE Award. The new charity partnership will see under-23s from across Tarmac’s …

England to Wales Severn bridge transfer to public ownership draws closer

England to Wales Severn bridge transfer to public ownership draws closer People travelling over the Severn bridge will soon benefit from cheaper journeys as the bridges return to public ownership early next year. On Monday 8 January the responsibility for the operations, maintenance and vehicle charges for the bridges will be managed and run by …

Williams Racing F1 driver Lance Stroll shares his secrets at the JCB Academy

Williams Racing F1 driver Lance Stroll shares his secrets at the JCB Academy Williams Martini Racing Formula One driver Lance Stroll today shared some of the secrets of his sporting success during a visit to JCB and the JCB Academy. Stroll was just 18-years-old when, in November last year Williams Martini Racing announced he would …

Skyjack boosts Ashbrook fleet as rental company quickly expands its business

Skyjack boosts Ashbrook fleet as rental company quickly expands its business Skyjack continues to gain traction with UK rental company, Ashbrook, which is quickly expanding its fleet of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). The Canadian manufacturer’s range of simply reliable machines form the majority of Ashbrook’s fleet, as the UK company celebrates its rapid rise …

JCB backs Stoke on Trent’s bid for City of Culture in the UK

JCB backs Stoke on Trent’s bid for City of Culture in the UK JCB today threw its weight behind Stoke-on-Trent’s bid for UK City of Culture status as the clock ticks down to decision day. Stoke-on-Trent is one of five cities in the running to be named UK City of Culture 2021, alongside Sunderland, Swansea, …

PERI Group reorganise their Management Structure

PERI Group reorganise their Management Structure The shareholders and the Advisory Board of the PERI Group have decided to change the management organization of the family-owned company: As of January 1, 2018, the Group Management of three managing directors, will be extended by a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and thus, from this date on, will …

A promising but bumpy road ahead for blockchain

A promising but bumpy road ahead for blockchain Do you remember the world before the internet? Can you imagine your life without it? Prepare yourself, because another revolutionary technology is about to become just as indispensable. I’m talking about blockchain technology. Blockchain is a digital, distributed ledger that keeps a record of all transactions across …

Galliford Try leads the way with new employee wellbeing programme

Galliford Try leads the way with new employee wellbeing programme Galliford Try, the leading housebuilding and construction group, has launched its new employee wellbeing programme ‘Be Well’ and a new partnership with mental health charity Mates in Mind. The new programme encompasses both physical and mental wellbeing, incorporating several different levels of support including a …

Zero tolerance corruption standards to unlock PPP for Sustainable Development

Zero tolerance corruption standards to unlock PPP for Sustainable Development A new standard on zero tolerance to corruption in Public Private Partnerships (PPP) developed by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) will help to catalyse countries’ efforts to strengthen transparency, accountability and effective governance of investment in public infrastructure and service delivery, which …

John Deere completes Wirtgen acquisition

John Deere completes Wirtgen acquisition Deere & Company announces that they have completed its Wirtgen acquisition, taking control of the leading manufacturer worldwide of road construction equipment. In June, Deere announced a definitive agreement to purchase the international privately-held company. “The Wirtgen Group will enhance the size, scale and stature of our construction equipment business …

Balfour Beatty is driving Britain’s highways skills agenda forward

Balfour Beatty is driving Britain’s highways skills agenda forward Following on from discussing the challenges and solutions in building a sustainable skills base in the nuclear sector, Balfour Beatty today presents fourteen key points in tackling the highways skills shortage in the Highways sector in its latest Public Policy paper, “The Road to Growth: Skills …

Falk Mill Products rebranded as Metso Gears and Pinions

Falk Mill Products rebranded as Metso Gears and Pinions In 2015, Metso acquired from the US-based company Rexnord Industries, LLC, certain intellectual property rights related to Rexnord’s Falk Mill Products business. This acquisition allowed Metso to provide replacement gears and pinions for its customers who have purchased mills and kilns through Metso Gears and Pinions. …

Deere puts customers first with new website design

Deere puts customers first with new website design John Deere has completed its global rollout of a new company website that places those who shop for and own John Deere equipment as the number one priority for information offered on its pages. The site design is mobile responsive and works on a variety of screen …

Chairman of R&W wins CECA Outstanding Contribution/Lifetime Achievement Award

Chairman of R&W wins CECA Outstanding Contribution/Lifetime Achievement Award At its annual awards dinner in London on 1 November the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (Southern) named Ray Ransom, founder and chairman of Hampshire-based R&W Civil Engineering, as the winner of its Outstanding Contribution/Lifetime Achievement category in its prestigious annual industry recruitment and training awards. Now …

SkyAccess boosts Skyjack’s presence in Switzerland

SkyAccess boosts Skyjack’s presence in Switzerland Skyjack is increasing its market share in Switzerland with SkyAccess, a sales and rental company in the country, adding more Skyjack equipment to its fleet. SkyAccess uses Skyjack’s mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) for a variety of applications including outfitting a retail distribution centre and maintaining the highest railway …

Energising the nuclear workforce of the future

Energising the nuclear workforce of the future Today, Balfour Beatty launches the latest of its Public Policy papers, Building Nuclear Skills : A workforce for the future, focusing on the challenges in building the civil nuclear skills base and presenting solutions for both Government and Contractor alike. The UK Government has committed to the biggest …

Highways England wins prestigious award for Road to Growth strategy

Highways England wins prestigious award for Road to Growth strategy The Institute of Economic Development (IED) hailed Highways England’s strategic economic growth plan, The Road to Growth with the Greatest Economic Impact award at their 2017 annual awards. Highways England’s plan sets out how the country’s motorways and major A roads will unlock economic growth …

Property consultant remains positive for post Brexit UK construction sector

Property consultant remains positive for post Brexit UK construction sector One of the UK’s leading construction and property consultancies, Thomas & Adamson, believes despite the negative outlook among many for the construction sector in 2018, plenty of opportunities remain in a post-Brexit UK. “The outcome of Brexit for the construction industry will ultimately depend on …

Liebherr wins two design awards for their earthmoving machines

Liebherr wins two design awards for their earthmoving machines Liebherr has received the 2018 German Design Award in the “Excellent Product Design” category for its T46-7 telescopic handler and its XPower® L 550 to L 586 wheel loaders. The expert judges were impressed by the optimal visibility and the dynamic appearance of the telescopic handler, …

Melbourne gets first dedicated, high-speed Busway Lane

Melbourne gets first dedicated, high-speed Busway Lane Melbourne, Australia, gets first dedicated Melbourne busway, built as part of North East Link – slashing travel times and delivering more services, more often to the north eastern suburbs. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced the Doncaster Busway – a Victorian-first, fully separated, high speed bus …

Lower Thames Crossing’s £8bn economic benefit welcomed

Lower Thames Crossing’s £8bn economic benefit welcomed Businesses from across Essex and Kent have been encouraged by Highways England, the organisation delivering the new Lower Thames Crossing, to start preparing for an £8 billion boost to the South East economy. At an event organised by the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP), more than a …

Swedish PM and French President sign strategic partnership at Volvo HQ

Swedish PM and French President sign strategic partnership at Volvo HQ Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and French President Emmanuel Macron visited the Volvo Group headquarters where they saw some of the company’s latest innovations – including the prototype, fully-electric EX2 compact excavator. The Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and the French President Emmanuel Macron …

David Davis visits JCB to reassure British business as Brexit talks enter key stage

David Davis visits JCB to reassure British business as Brexit talks enter key stage The Rt. Hon. David Davis MP, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, today visited JCB’s World HQ to tour the manufacturing site and take part in discussions with some of its British suppliers – assuring them that the interests …

Denbighshire’s new route to investment gives boost to businesses

Denbighshire’s new route to investment gives boost to businesses A new initiative is putting business investment at the heart of Denbighshire’s strategy for economic growth. The “Invest in Denbighshire” project is designed to encourage new investors to North Wales and to support home grown businesses to stay in the county. With 350 businesses starting up …

Concrete Canvas wins Samsung Innovation Award

Concrete Canvas wins Samsung Innovation Award Concrete Canvas was named the Samsung Innovation Award Winner at the 2017 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards gala dinner ceremony, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane. This award recognises the company that successfully applies any form of innovation, and celebrates the ideas that have had the …

Roads for a modern Britain, a review of this year’s Highways UK event

Roads for a modern Britain, a review of this year’s Highways UK event Last week Clearview Intelligence joined the great and good of the highways industry at the NEC for the Highways UK show. Hosted by Highways England the show is growing in size each year and is clearly becoming a major annual event on …

Wave energy company SINN Power celebrates their 3rd anniversary

Wave energy company SINN Power celebrates their 3rd anniversary In the 3 years since the founding of SINN Power in 2014, the team put a full-scale wave energy converter prototype in the ocean, filed 7 patents and patent applications, and drank more than 20,000 cups of coffee. To celebrate those milestones, SINN Power threw a …

Councils in UK forced to ransack their Highway budget to fund social care

Councils in UK forced to ransack their Highway budget to fund social care The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has reacted with concern at the findings of new analysis by the Local Government Association (LGA) that by 2020 almost 60p in every £1 that people pay in council tax may have to be spent on …

Skyjack increases its Australian presence with brand new space

Skyjack increases its Australian presence with brand new space Linamar Corporation’s Skyjack division just expanded their Australian office in New South Wales. Increased market share in both Australia and New Zealand has been a driving force behind the expansion since the company’s market entry over six years ago. The new build encompasses 3,500 square meters …

JCB Team helps Guy Martin reproduce WW1 Tank as a tribute to the Centenary

JCB Team helps Guy Martin reproduce WW1 Tank as a tribute to the Centenary JCB put its experience and expertise to good use helping TV personality Guy Martin to engineer a tribute to the role tanks played in helping change the course of the First World War. Now the story of the tank’s role and …

EIB finances tolling infrastructure in Slovenia

EIB finances tolling infrastructure in Slovenia The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending €51 million to Slovenia’s motorway company DARS to finance the introduction of an electronic tolling system for vehicles above 3.5 tonnes using the country’s motorway network. This is the EIB’s first direct transaction in Slovenia under the European Fund for Strategic Investments …

EIB agrees €9.2b financing for rail, climate action, broadband and business

EIB agrees €9.2b financing for rail, climate action, broadband and business Meeting in Luxembourg earlier today the board of the European Investment Bank approved a total of €9.2 billion of new financing for 38 projects in 16 European Union countries and around the world in Africa, Asia and Latin America. This includes support for transformational …

Smart societies of the future in focus at the next Volvo Group Innovation Summit

Smart societies of the future in focus at the next Volvo Group Innovation Summit With a focus on automation, electromobility and connectivity, Volvo Group will host its third Innovation Summit in Beijing on November 15, following successful events in London and Brussels earlier this year. Moderated by Peter Campbell, the Financial Times’ industry correspondent, the …

UK Builders Merchants Federation calls on Chancellor to back commercial vehicles modernisation

UK Builders Merchants Federation calls on Chancellor to back commercial vehicles modernisation The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has written to the Chancellor to urge him to put measures in the forthcoming budget that will support the modernisation of builders merchants’ delivery vehicles. The BMF, the UK trade association for businesses in the building materials’ supply …

McCann commits to ‘Earn and Learn’ by joining The 5% Club

McCann commits to ‘Earn and Learn’ by joining The 5% Club Nottingham-based civil and electrical engineering firm McCann has showcased its commitment to developing future talent by joining The 5% Club, an UK industry led initiative focussed on driving momentum into the recruitment of apprentices, graduates and sponsored students. The 5% Club, initiated by Leo …

The Pothole Patcher product line and SuperiorRoads brand change hands

The Pothole Patcher product line and SuperiorRoads brand change hands The Pothole Patcher product lines have been purchased by Smart Air Chamber Inc. The newly-formed, Regina-based company being created by the purchase will take on the SuperiorRoads name. Dr. Kyungwon Yun, CEO of Smart Air Chamber and the new SuperiorRoads Solutions and Python Manufacturing, is …

Heathrow expansion takes next step towards building a construction legacy across the UK

Heathrow expansion takes next step towards building a construction legacy across the UK Heathrow has announced the next step in building Britain’s new runway by revealing the sixty-five longlisted sites in the running to be selected as expansion Logistics Hubs, which will help ensure that businesses across the UK can form part of the airport’s …

Highways England launches Health and Safety Passport scheme for over 50,000 workers

Highways England launches Health and Safety Passport scheme for over 50,000 workers With an ambition to set a common safety standard for more than 50 thousand workers across its whole supply chain, Highways England has today (8 November 2017) announced a new Health and Safety Passport scheme. Safety is at the centre of this new …

RSTA seminar explains how asset management is an opportunity, rather than a threat

RSTA seminar explains how asset management is an opportunity, rather than a threat The UK Department for Transport’s funding allocation requirements now call for local highway authorities to have a fully developed and implemented asset management plan. The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) will hold a seminar explaining how asset management is actually an opportunity, …

Granite – Parsons – Corman JV win US$410m Interstate project in Virginia, USA

Granite – Parsons – Corman JV win US$410m Interstate project in Virginia, USA Granite Construction Incorporated, Parsons Corporation, and Corman Construction Inc., announced today that their joint venture team has been awarded the Interstate 64 (I-64) Southside Widening and High Rise Bridge, Phase 1 design-build contract by the Virginia Department of Transportation. Granite booked its …

Contractor sought for £220m highways contract for Telford/Wrekin Council, UK

Contractor sought for £220m highways contract for Telford/Wrekin Council, UK Telford & Wrekin Council has today published its official notice for a £220m highways maintenance contract. The notice published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) marks the start of the formal procurement process. The contract, which is for reactive and planned maintenance …

Technology and psychology boosts parking compliance

Technology and psychology boosts parking compliance It doesn’t really matter if you manage a car park for a local authority, an NHS Health Trust, an education facility, a retail park or a corporate company, at some point the issue of how to enforce your parking regulations with parking technology will be on the agenda. And …

A legal view of deleterious materials in Construction Contracts

A legal view of deleterious materials in Construction Contracts The inclusion of deleterious or prohibited material clauses in both building contracts and professional appointment documents is widespread within the construction industry. Whilst the form of these clauses will vary from contract to contract, their common purpose is to prohibit the use of unsuitable or dangerous …

Dubai Water Canal project wins IRFs Global Roads Achievement Award

Dubai Water Canal project wins IRFs Global Roads Achievement Award Parsons is honoured to announce that the Dubai Water Canal project won the International Road Federation’s Global Roads Achievement Award (GRAA) under the Urban Planning and Mobility category. A uniquely challenging aspect of this project—owned by Roads & Transport Authority—was designing and arranging the detours, …

It All Started With a Case Backhoe

It All Started With a Case Backhoe Jon Fye founded Fye Excavating in Sperry, Iowa in 1995 with only three employees. Incorporated in 1998, Fye Excavating Inc. now employs over 50 people. The company provides full-service excavation, site work, commercial, utility, and “plan and spec” work in Iowa, Illinois and Missouri—the majority of their work …

STRABAG wins €170 million road construction contracts in Poland

STRABAG wins €170 million road construction contracts in Poland The European-based construction group STRABAG, through its Polish subsidiaries, has been awarded three road construction contracts from Poland’s General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA). The total contract value is split among two lots along the S19 north of Warsaw for € 73 million and …

Washington DoT looks at disadvantaged business enterprise goals for highway projects

Washington DoT looks at disadvantaged business enterprise goals for highway projects Contractors, trade and labor organizations, small and disadvantaged businesses and all others who may be interested in working with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) are invited to comment on the agency’s proposed Disadvantaged Business Enterprise goal for Federal Highway Administration contracts. DBE …

Blakedale to unveil new mini Impact Protection Vehicle at Road Expo Scotland

Blakedale to unveil new mini Impact Protection Vehicle at Road Expo Scotland Blakedale Limited is reinforcing its commitment to highway safety with the launch of a new 3.5 tonne Impact Protection Vehicle (IPV), designed to provide additional workforce protection on carriageways up to 40 mph. The new Light Truck Mounted Attenuator (LTMA) Crash Cushion is …

Street Works UK cautions against proposed Lane Rental Schemes

Street Works UK cautions against proposed Lane Rental Schemes   The trade association for utilities and their contractor partners on street works issues – has today warned against government proposals to allow councils to charge utilities hourly rates for access to the highway. Responding formally to the government consultation on such lane rental schemes, Street …

Canadian Aecon Group acquired by China’s CCCI

Canadian Aecon Group acquired by China’s CCCI Aecon Group Inc. and CCCC International Holding Limited today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which the China Communications Construction Company will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Aecon for $20.37 per share in cash, representing an enterprise value of …

Infrastructure upgrade essential for Asia to continue growth

Infrastructure upgrade essential for Asia to continue growth Infrastructure is essential for development. Roads, railways, ports and power supplies have helped drive Asia’s growth, allowing its people to get to work and its products to reach markets. For this momentum to continue, the region’s existing stock of infrastructure must be upgraded. A new generation of …

New traffic signal refurbishment contract awarded to Siemens ITS

New traffic signal refurbishment contract awarded to Siemens ITS A new contract to design and refurbish traffic signal equipment and systems at nine signalised junctions in Coventry has been awarded to Siemens by the city council. Following the recent completion of the design stages by Siemens, work is now underway to supply and replace equipment …

British construction workers spend 130 hours a year making tea!

British construction workers spend 130 hours a year making tea! British builders rack up 130 hours per year making proper British builders tea and other hot drinks, according to new research. A survey of UK workers in the construction industry carried out by a leading household appliances retailer, revealed builders spend on average 130 hours …

VolvoCE and Allied Construction join forces to deliver breaking and compaction options

VolvoCE and Allied Construction join forces to deliver breaking and compaction options The parternship between Volvo Construction Equipment and Allied Construction Products LLC will add 40 attachment models to current Volvo dealer product offerings. Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo) and Allied Construction Products LLC (Allied) have entered into an agreement for the sale and support of …

EIB finances €600m “Y Vasca” high-speed rail line in Spain

EIB finances €600m “Y Vasca” high-speed rail line in Spain Minister of Public Works and Transport Íñigo de la Serna attended the signing of a €600m loan granted by the European Investment Bank (EIB) to Adif Alta Velocidad. This loan is the first tranche of €1.03bn in financing approved by the EIB on 19 September, …

JCB releases Supertough – Supersafe – Superversatile JCB Paint

JCB releases Supertough – Supersafe – Superversatile JCB Paint JCB PAINT® has created a paint which has been formulated to make it easy to use on almost any exterior surface and engineered to provide protection against the toughest conditions, like no other paint in the market. Available exclusively in the UK  at the moment, JCB …

JCB celebrates 40 years of Loadall Telescopic Handler production

JCB celebrates 40 years of Loadall Telescopic Handler production JCB is celebrating a major milestone in its long record of innovative machine design – the 40th anniversary of the Loadall telescopic handler. First launched on October 20th 1977 the machine mechanised lifting and loading tasks on building sites more usually carried out by a small …

Balfour Beatty research supports the need for increased skills and technology

Balfour Beatty research supports the need for increased skills and technology Balfour Beatty revealed the results of recent research into the views of its UK supply chain partners in the company’s latest paper – “Chain Reactions: A View from Balfour Beatty’s Key Suppliers”. Speaking at the Company’s first annual supply chain partner event in London …

First Volvo Excavator for Reid Plant Hire in Scottish Highlands

First Volvo Excavator for Reid Plant Hire in Scottish Highlands Reid Plant Hire of Kingussie in the Scottish Highlands has opted for its first Volvo compact excavator in the guise of a zero swing ECR25D. Tempting proprietor Neil Reid to finally opt for an alternative make from what he’s used to took a little while, …

The Josef Umdasch Research Prize 2018 is looking for start-ups with new tech ideas

The Josef Umdasch Research Prize 2018 is looking for start-ups with new tech ideas Until 30 November 2017 start-ups will have the opportunity to submit their high-tech ideas for the Josef Umdasch Research Prize 2018. The Group is searching for innovative solutions to concrete tasks within their subsidiary companies of Umdasch: Doka Group; Doka Ventures; …

Volvo CE sales up 34% in third quarter

Volvo CE sales up 34% in third quarter of 2017 Volvo Construction Equipment reports market share gains and strong recoveries in Asia and Russia helped propel Volvo CE to a strong performance in the third quarter of 2017. Market share gains in key segments coupled with good cost control and growing demand in most markets helped …

Inspiring the next generation through formwork and construction

Inspiring the next generation through formwork and construction Doka to promote its #ShapeOurWorld campaign, including full sponsorship of this year’s Concrete Construction Competition, at the 44th WorldSkills Competition, hosted in Abu Dhabi in October 2017. As a long-standing name in the formwork sector, Doka will once again be supporting the Concrete Construction Work competition at …

Volvo CE’s new Spirit Magazine presents Megaprojects that change people’s lives

Volvo CE’s new Spirit Magazine presents Megaprojects that change people’s lives The construction projects in Spirit Magazine’s new series ‘The Megaproject Listing’ do not just build and rebuild. They transform people’s lives. They improve connections between communities, enhance transportation and business, and construct smart and sustainable cities that will stand the test of time. Volvo …

Sapphire wins contract for Medway region drainage in UK

Sapphire wins contract for Medway region drainage in UK Sapphire Utility Solutions is delighted to announce that VolkerHighways has awarded them a five year contract with five further annual extensions available, to provide drainage maintenance services in Medway, Kent, as part of VolkerHighways’ highway infrastructure contract with Medway Council. Medway is made up of the …

Utilities trade association NJUG rebrands to STREET WORKS UK

Utilities trade association NJUG rebrands to STREET WORKS UK The National Joint Utilities Group (NJUG) – the trade association for utilities and their contractor partners on street works issues – has today become Street Works UK. Street Works UK represents a cross section of the utilities industry, from utility providers and their contractor partners, to …

Siemens inspires local school girls into Science and Engineering

Siemens inspires local school girls into Science and Engineering An educational project to encourage young girls into science and engineering is being showcased by traffic technology supplier Siemens today at Talbot Heath School for Girls in Bournemouth. The SeeWomen Project showcase is a live stage show to inspire and motivate young girls to pursue careers …

Balfour Beatty and Mott MacDonald secure £115m highways maintenance extension

Balfour Beatty and Mott MacDonald secure £115m highways maintenance extension   Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald, a 70:30 joint venture between two of Britain’s most established construction and consultancy companies, has secured a £115 million Asset Support Contract extension from Highways England to continue its service delivery for Area 10 covering Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire and Greater …

Volvo CE showcased in new film – Building Tomorrow

Volvo CE showcased in new film – Building Tomorrow The culmination of Volvo Construction Equipment’s latest brand campaign, ‘Building Tomorrow’ documents the quest for a more sustainable future. Bringing together a range of customer success stories from around the world, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has launched the brand film ‘Building Tomorrow’. Released on October …

RetroTek-MU is the first dynamic mobile retro-reflectometer to be certified to ASTM E 1710

RetroTek-MU is the first dynamic mobile retro-reflectometer to be certified to ASTM E 1710 The RetroTek-MU is the first dynamic mobile retro-reflectometer to be certified to ASTM E 1710 capable of measuring road markings / striping across the full width of a traffic lane simultaneously in one pass at traffic speeds up to 75 mph …

Car park management and visual guidance for drivers improves hospitals

Car park management and visual guidance for drivers improves hospitals Anyone who has ever had to attend a hospital out-patient appointment knows the feeling of frustration at having to wait an extra hour or so for a late running clinic, only to then be required to pay more money for on-site parking through no fault …

Johnsons Wellfield in Yorkshire calls on Volvo Excavators to mine Yorkstone

Johnsons Wellfield in Yorkshire calls on Volvo Excavators to mine Yorkstone Johnsons Wellfield of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, has made a significant investment in purchasing a brace of seventy-five tonne Volvo EC750E excavators which take charge as primary movers in extracting Yorkstone blocks at the company’s Crosland Hill Quarry The two new arrivals replace competitive makes …

Higgins awarded East Waikato highways maintenance contract in New Zealand

Higgins awarded East Waikato highways maintenance contract in New Zealand The NZ Transport Agency has awarded the contract for the management and maintenance of state highways in East Waikato to the national contractor Higgins. The East Waikato Network Outcomes Contract covers highways through Matamata Piako, Hauraki and Coromandel. Higgins will start the contract on November …

BAM wins €14.5 m road infrastructure contract for Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone in Dubai

BAM wins €14.5 m road infrastructure contract for Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone in Dubai BAM International BV, the operating company of Royal BAM Group nv, active outside Europe – has been awarded a design and construct contract to build road infrastructure worth €14.5 million for global trade enabler DP World at their flagship …

Will the end of petrol and diesel vehicles pose new challenges for the construction industry?

Will the end of petrol and diesel vehicles pose new challenges for the construction industry? Governments and manufacturers envisioning a diesel-free future for on-road vehicles hit the headlines recently. But how will this impact the construction industry and how will it adapt? Low Emission Zones provide an insight. This July, the automotive industry was rocked …

South West traffic officers’ 24-hour bike challenge is a real spin-off for charity

South West traffic officers’ 24-hour bike challenge is a real spin-off for charity The South West-based traffic officers had set a target of covering 350 miles in a 24-hour spin bike challenge, equivalent to the distance of motorway and major trunk road they patrol in the region – all in aid of the Huntington’s Disease …

Arabian Supply Center joins Metso aggregates distributor network in Qatar

Arabian Supply Center joins Metso aggregates distributor network in Qatar Metso and Arabian Supply Center (ASC) strengthen their cooperation by signing a new distribution contract. ASC will offer the full range of Metso’s crushing and screening products to the construction segment in Qatar. “We are proud to welcome ASC to our expanding distributor community. We …

Phoenix LiDAR and JOUAV launch TerraHawk CW-30 for VTOL/UAV aerial mapping

Phoenix LiDAR and JOUAV launch TerraHawk CW-30 for VTOL/UAV aerial mapping At the InterGeo tradeshow in Berlin, JOUAV and Phoenix LiDAR Systems unveiled the TerraHawk CW-30, a custom LiDAR equipped version of JOUAV’s popular CW-30 hybrid VTOL/fixed-wing aircraft for aerial mapping. Hybrid VTOL / fixed-wing technology offers an innovative and logistically simple solution to the …

Indonesian PT Pyramida Raya Persada relies on quality Ammann Asphalt Plant

Indonesian PT Pyramida Raya Persada relies on quality Ammann Asphalt Plant The commitment PT Pyramida Raya Persada showed to their customers of all sizes, big and small, helped its business boom, but as business grew, so did their asphalt production needs. That led the company to turn to the Ammann ABC 160 SolidBatch Asphalt-Mixing Plant in …

BAM Nuttall and Strathclyde Uni study how bacteria can solidify soil to replace concrete

BAM Nuttall and Strathclyde Uni study how bacteria can solidify soil to replace concrete Professor Rebecca Lunn MBE of the University of Strathclyde has extended her well-established partnership with BAM Nuttall by taking up the five-year post of BAM Nuttall / RAEng Research Chair in Biomineral Technologies for Ground Engineering. Professor Lunn will examine and …

Balfour Beatty builds for the future with new £55m contract award

Balfour Beatty builds for the future with new £55m contract award Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has been appointed by Forth Valley College to deliver the final phase of construction work to the new £55 million Falkirk campus in Grangemouth, Falkirk. Balfour Beatty will be responsible for the construction of the 20,709 square metre …

Contractors invited to meet Cardiff University Campus bidders

Contractors invited to meet Cardiff University Campus bidders Construction companies, contractors and suppliers interested in working on Cardiff University £300m Innovation Campus are being invited to ‘meet the bidders.’ The half-day event in Cardiff Business School’s Postgraduate Teaching Centre on 16 November will introduce major construction companies hoping to build the Campus to potential sub-contractors …

Pessimistic construction workers think Brexit will hit infrastructure projects

Pessimistic construction workers think Brexit will hit infrastructure projects A new study suggests that more than 80% of construction workers believe Brexit will damage the UK’s industry and prevent high-profile government infrastructure projects from being delivered. Researchers at Birmingham City University have been examining the views of people working in the sector to see how …

AGD Systems brings next-generation ITS solutions to Traffex Road Expo Scotland

AGD Systems brings next-generation ITS solutions to Traffex Road Expo Scotland AGD Systems, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of ITS product solutions, will be exhibiting at this year’s Traffex Road Expo Scotland – 1-2 November 2017, at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh. AGD’s new 350 Traffic Control Radar will headline its Traffic & Pedestrian Control …

Minnesota DoT taps StreetLight Data for Traffic Intelligence

Minnesota DoT taps StreetLight Data for Traffic Intelligence StreetLight Data, Inc., the mobility analytics company that brings real-world travel patterns to light, today announced the company has been selected by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) for a pilot subscription. MnDOT will utilize a Regional Subscription to the StreetLight InSight® platform to transform Big Data …

Bomag showcased their product portfolio and new technologies at Innovation Days

Bomag showcased their product portfolio and new technologies at Innovation Days Bomag has hosted its biennial customer show and conference, “Innovation Days”, at its headquarters in Boppard. Some 1,200 guests from about 60 countries participated in practical and informative two-day group events. The week-long Innovation Days also saw the first introduction of the newly erected …

Scottish SMEs to lay the foundations for Heathrow expansion 

Scottish SMEs to lay the foundations for Heathrow expansion Businesses across Scotland are marking their diaries for a second Heathrow Business Summit Scotland, set for 18th October in Edinburgh. The free Business Summit Scotland is part of the airports pledge to create jobs in every corner of the UK and will deliver on a commitment outlined …

Envirobuild gears up for growth with new board directors

Envirobuild gears up for growth with new board directors Envirobuild, supplier of sustainable building products, is marking the next stage in its development with the appointment of two non executive directors. Sandi Rhys Jones OBE and Ken Lindsay join the rapidly growing team that has recently been awarded contracts by Bellway, Bouygues, McAleer & Rushe, …

Driving efficiency into road planning

Driving efficiency into road planning In the highways industry, there is, quite rightly, a well-worn path of using Consultants to advise on best practice. There is nothing wrong with this approach as long as you are sure the Consultants are knowledgeable on the latest thinking and open minded to trying new ideas, but all too …

Rapids bespoke mixing technology facilitates Collier Group’s entrance into concrete industry

Rapids bespoke mixing technology facilitates Collier Group’s entrance into concrete industry Rapid International Ltd based in County Armagh, Northern Ireland has supplied Collier Group of Fife, Scotland with its first bespoke concrete batching plant, which signified the Group’s entrance into the readymix and precast concrete industry. The batching plant was installed at the company’s Goathill …

Harnessing the potential of a gender balanced construction industry

Harnessing the potential of a gender balanced construction industry Balfour Beatty publishes its latest paper “Inspiring Change: Attracting women into construction” Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has published its paper “Inspiring Change: Attracting women into construction”, drawing attention to the startling gender diversity gap within the construction industry and the negative impact this will …

Deere expands hurricane relief support with $1m donation to Habitat for Humanity

Deere expands hurricane relief support with $1m donation to Habitat for Humanity Deere & Company will make a $1 million cash donation to support Habitat Hammers Back, a long-term recovery initiative organized by Habitat for Humanity International to help repair and rebuild communities ravaged by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. “Habitat for Humanity has many …

Fayat completes acquisition of Dynapac

Fayat completes acquisition of Dynapac Fayat acquired the Road Construction Equipment Division of Atlas Copco, which manufactures rollers for asphalt and soil applications, pavers and planers. These products are known under the Dynapac trade name. The agreement includes sales and services operations in 37 countries, production units in four countries: Sweden, Germany, Brazil and China …

CityAirbus demonstrator passes major propulsion testing milestone

CityAirbus demonstrator passes major propulsion testing milestone Airbus Helicopters has recently completed the first full-scale testing for the propulsion system of the CityAirbus demonstrator – a multi-passenger, self-piloted electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicle designed for urban air mobility. During this successful testing phase, the CityAirbus team thoroughly checked the individual performance of the …

HZI Consortium wins tender for 20 year waste services contract in Perth, Australia

HZI Consortium wins tender for 20 year waste services contract in Perth, Australia A Perth Regional Council awarded a 20-year municipal waste service contract to a consortium led by Swiss company Hitachi Zosen Inova. The plant will process 300,000 tonnes of waste per annum generating around 28 MW of electricity from Australia’s first energy-from-waste. Council …

Atkins and Moovit partner to help shape future transit systems and smart cities

Atkins and Moovit partner to help shape future transit systems and smart cities Design, engineering and project management consultancy, Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, and Moovit, the world’s largest transit data and analytics company, have signed a global agreement that will help cities improve their transit systems and become more efficient smart cities. …

Volvo CE debuts L20H and L25H compact wheel loaders at ICUEE 2017 in US

Volvo CE debuts L20H and L25H compact wheel loaders at ICUEE 2017 in US The new Volvo H-Series compact wheel loaders offer 5 percent greater fuel efficiency than their predecessors, smart features, all-round visibility and excellent traction for efficient performance. The newest in the line of Volvo compact wheel loaders — the L20H and L25H …

International launches new HV Series Trucks at USA Commercial Vehicle Show

International launches new HV Series Trucks at USA Commercial Vehicle Show International Trucks today launched the International® HV™ Series at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show. HV Series is the first severe service truck available with the International® A26 12.4L big bore engine and designed to deliver power, refined driver-features, and impressive reliability for …

Hitachi indispensable for Queen Silvia’s Children’s Hospital project in Sweden

Hitachi indispensable for Queen Silvia’s Children’s Hospital project in Sweden The first Hitachi ZX350LC-6 with clamshell telescopic arm (CTA) in Europe has made a huge impact on a high-profile project in Gothenburg. In May, it was used to excavate approximately 10,000m³ of earth from 11 metres below ground in preparation for the state-of-the-art Queen Silvia’s …

Caterpillar and Kennametal announce cutting tool technology partnership

Caterpillar and Kennametal announce cutting tool technology partnership Caterpillar Inc. is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached with Kennametal Inc. to provide Caterpillar customers globally with special order rotors and diamond and carbide earth cutting tools for mixing and road milling applications. “This partnership provides our customers, via our Cat® dealer network, …

WSP to support UK roll-out of connected and autonomous vehicles

WSP to support UK roll-out of connected and autonomous vehicles WSP has been commissioned by Highways England to drive forward its connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) programme over the next four years in a contract worth £1.5 million. The programme is part of the DfT’s connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) strategy and Highways England’s Innovation …

Aspin Group rebrands to support ambitious growth plans

Aspin Group rebrands to support ambitious growth plans Aspin Group has unveiled a new corporate identity as part of ambitious growth plans to double turnover to reach £85m by 2020. The changes will see the specialist provider of high-quality geotechnical, civil, foundation and structural engineering solutions amalgamate its eight companies and five brands under Aspin …

PERI opens new scaffold production plant in Germany

PERI opens new scaffold production plant in Germany Germany based PERI GmbH has just completed new production to further their growth of their scaffolding division. As expansion possibilities at the main plant in Weissenhorn were limited, a new manufacturing facility in the neighbouring town of Günzburg was started in January 2016 and is now the …

Three ways that universities can improve their parking acumen with intelligence

Three ways that universities can improve their parking acumen with intelligence Across the Higher Education sector, universities are having to become increasingly streamlined, find new ways to exploit their estates to maximise income, and secure alternative funding streams outside of the traditional routes. Driving efficiency, reducing costs, maintaining and improving the estate, and increasing the …

The Day Group in London relies on Volvo reliability and technology

The Day Group in London relies on Volvo reliability and technology “They’re a good tool for the job…” is the opinion of Stuart Holmes, plant manager for Day Group Ltd, as the company purchases more Volvos for its recently commissioned IBA facility at Greenwich, South London. A new Stage IV compliant EC250E weighing in at …

MixIt in London expands with a fifth Rapid pan concrete mixer

MixIt in London expands with a fifth Rapid pan concrete mixer Rapid International Ltd, based in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, has recently supplied London concrete contractor, MixIt Ltd, with its fifth Rapid pan concrete mixer. MixIt is one of the largest and well-known concrete contractors in Southern England and has been servicing domestic and commercial …

HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed witnesses first Autonomous Air Taxi test flight in Dubai

HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed witnesses first Autonomous Air Taxi test flight in Dubai HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, attended the maiden concept flight of the Autonomous Air Taxi (AAT), a vehicle that will be used for the world’s first self-flying taxi service set to be introduced …

McCann keeps the wheels in motion with the appointment of a new Fleet and Plant Manager

McCann keeps the wheels in motion with the appointment of a new Fleet and Plant Manager Nottingham-based civil and electrical engineering firm, McCann, has continued to expand its team with the appointment of new Fleet and Plant Manager, Paul King. Paul brings with him a wealth of knowledge and industry expertise and he will be …

Balfour Beatty JV wins HKD $800m deluxe residential development project in Hong Kong

Balfour Beatty JV wins HKD $800m deluxe residential development project in Hong Kong Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today announces that its 50:50 Far East joint venture, Gammon Construction has been awarded a construction contract for a deluxe housing development at Plantation Road, Hong Kong. The total value of the contract is approximately HK$800 …

SENNEBOGEN celebrates 65 years of growth 

SENNEBOGEN celebrates 65 years of growth In 1952, company founder Erich Sennebogen Sr. put his heart and soul into founding a company that, today, could not be more innovative, more international, or more interesting. 65 years later, the company has an impressive employee headcount and the production facilities have also grown considerably. In 2017, SENNEBOGEN …

RIDGWAY Rentals takes delivery of £9M worth of new Komatsu Machines

RIDGWAY Rentals takes delivery of £9M worth of new Komatsu Machines Based in Oswestry, Shropshire, third-generation family owned business RIDGWAY Rentals Ltd is all set to take delivery of 60 large earthmovers from Marubeni-Komatsu of Redditch. The mammoth £9million deal includes a large number of Komatsu’s 13 ton zero tail swing excavators plus 22 ton, …

Burnside Plant and Piling Contractors switch to Volvo

Burnside Plant and Piling Contractors switch to Volvo Following his first impressions at Volvo’s ‘Live It Dig It’ event at Alloa, Scotland, this March and a successful demonstration, Ian Orr, Proprietor of Burnside Plant & Piling Contractors, he has opted for his first Volvo excavator in the guise of the twenty-two tonne EC220E. Purchasing his …

W Resources in Spain expands production by 75% with Metso technology

W Resources in Spain expands production by 75% with Metso technology W Resources has selected Metso to build a high-capacity crushing plant for their La Parrilla Project in the south of Spain. With the plant, W Resources aims to increase their capacity while reducing the quantity of tungsten fines produced. “The new Metso crushing circuit …

Split the cost, share a lift – car sharing benefits business and car owners

Split the cost, share a lift – car sharing benefits business and car owners Did you know that a typical commuter in the UK who car shares every day saves on average, about £1,000 a year? National Liftshare Week runs from 2nd – 8th October 2017 and is all about the social, environmental and financial …

HOLT CAT awarded Texas distributor network by Metso

HOLT CAT awarded Texas distributor network by Metso Metso continues to strengthen its North American distributor network with the latest addition of HOLT CAT®, based in San Antonio, Texas. HOLT CAT will offer Metso’s crushing and screening products to the contractor and recycling segments, covering 118 counties in south, central, north and east Texas. “We …

Alternative fuels investment anxiety revealed in new UK report

Alternative fuels investment anxiety revealed in new UK report A report jointly commissioned by the AA and BT’s Fleet Solutions reveals business and SME anxiety about the investment required into the UK’s electric vehicle infrastructure to support the alternatively fuelled fleets of the future. In five years, 63% of SMEs and businesses expect to be …

One Big, Bad Dozer! The Cat D10 turns 40

One Big, Bad Dozer! The Cat D10 turns 40 With its cutting-edge elevated sprocket design, the Cat D10 changed the face of the dozer market Forty years ago this September, Caterpillar rolled off of its production lines 10 pilot models of the world’s largest, most powerful dozer, destined to leave a lasting legacy on the …

Fundamentals of IoT for Construction – Greater interconnectivity defines success

Fundamentals of IoT for Construction – Greater interconnectivity defines success Probably the best definition of the Internet of Things (IoT) appears in a Forbes magazine article written by the futurist Jacob Morgan. According to Morgan, the IoT refers to the concept of “basically connecting any device with an on and off switch to the Internet (and/or …

Siemens upgrades their hosted traffic management platform

Siemens upgrades their hosted traffic management platform Siemens, a global leader in traffic management technology, has announced major upgrades to the latest hosted application modules for Stratos, the company’s cloudbased strategic traffic management solution. According to David Pregon, Senior Product Manager (Systems), with the latest updates to Strategy Manager, Traffic Signals and Journey Time modules, …

McCann wins £1.2m contract for Street Furniture Electrical Services to Swindon Council, UK

McCann wins £1.2m contract for Street Furniture Electrical Services to Swindon Council, UK Nottingham-based civil and electrical engineering firm, McCann, has won an estimated £1.2m contract to provide street furniture electrical connection services to Swindon Borough Council for up to 3 years, following a successful tender process. The win follows McCann’s National Electrical Registration Scheme …

Major new ITS contract awarded to Siemens in Northern Ireland

Major new ITS contract awarded to Siemens in Northern Ireland A new long-term contract to maintain traffic management equipment throughout Northern Ireland (NI) for a minimum period of four years has been awarded to Siemens by the Department for Infrastructure (DfI), NI. With traffic signal equipment at more than 1,200 sites, 950 Safer Routes to …

Clearview Intelligence shortlisted for two Highways Awards

Clearview Intelligence shortlisted for two Highways Awards Clearview Intelligence solutions feature in not one, but two shortlisted submissions in the recently announced Highways Awards 2017. Clearview’s SolarLite Active Road Studs form the central pillar of this year’s Amey and Transport Scotland’s A1 Solar Stud Programme submission for the Road Marking Project of the Year award. …

Balfour Beatty wins £36m extension to operate and maintain UK M1-A1 Link Road

Balfour Beatty wins £36m extension to operate and maintain UK M1-A1 Link Road Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has been awarded a £36 million contract extension to its existing Managing Agent Contract (MAC) for the M1-A1 Link Road (Lofthouse to Bramham) on behalf of Connect Roads, for ultimate customer Highways England. The extension sees …

Hyperloop One announces 10 winners for Hyperloop One Global Challenge

Hyperloop One announces 10 winners for Hyperloop One Global Challenge Hyperloop One, the only company in the world that has built a full-scale Hyperloop system, today announced the winners of its Hyperloop One Global Challenge to identify the strongest new Hyperloop routes in the world. Following a close assessment of the proposals by a panel …

Volvo keeps their staff on their toes – helping construction with exercise

Volvo keeps their staff on their toes – helping construction with exercise Working in the construction industry can be tough, strenuous and at times, stressful. It’s a manual industry where injury and ill health are not uncommon, which is why Volvo CE promotes exercise at work, good health and well-being among all its employees. Last …

Parsons helps Bridges to Prosperity construct a footbridge in Panama

Parsons helps Bridges to Prosperity construct a footbridge in Panama Parsons, in partnership with Bridges to Prosperity (B2P), recently sent an 11-member team to Rio Grande—a small community of 200 people about 350 km outside of Panama City, Panama—to build a 47-m suspension footbridge over the Rio Grande River. Parsons’ multinational team worked for 2 weeks …

International bridging manufacturer amongst first to be certified to new global ethical business standard

International bridging manufacturer amongst first to be certified to new global ethical business standard Leading bridge and engineering services specialist Mabey announces today that it has become one of the first companies in the world to be independently certified to the ISO 37001 anti-bribery management systems standard. Infrastructure organisations around the world are calling for …

Shell plans project with ITM Power for bulk hydrogen production through electrolysis

Shell plans project with ITM Power for bulk hydrogen production through electrolysis Shell, together with ITM Power, plans a project to install a large scale electrolyser to produce hydrogen at the Wesseling refinery site within the Rheinland Refinery Complex. With a capacity of ten megawatts, this would be the largest unit of its kind in …

Construction INNOVATION FACTORY to be launched in Scotland with industry event

Construction INNOVATION FACTORY to be launched in Scotland with industry event Construction Scotland Innovation Centre’s pioneering Innovation Factory will be officially launched at an industry event on Monday 11 September 2017 with keynote speakers include Crossrail Chief Executive, Andrew Wolstenholme OBE and Urban Splash Development Director, Chris Shaw. The £3m centre, located at Hamilton International …

A Perry and Co invest £4 million to drive growth and UK Midlands Engine success

A Perry & Co invest £4 million to drive growth and UK Midlands Engine success His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent is officially opening the new modern 100,000 sq ft warehouse and manufacturing facilities at A Perry & Co (Hinges) Ltd on Thursday, 21 September 2017, highlighting its continuing success aligned with the government’s …

Dynamic speed bumps crossing the ocean from Sweden to Australia

Dynamic speed bumps crossing the ocean from Sweden to Australia The tech company Edeva from Sweden has developed a dynamic speed bump, called the Actibump, that has proven its efficiency through years of use in Sweden. The Actibump product has turned some heads in the international traffic safety business and will now be exported to …

Politicians unite across party divide as Heathrow pushes regional growth

Politicians unite across party divide as Heathrow pushes regional growth Aviation Minister and Shadow Transport Secretary celebrate Heathrow as a ‘jobs booster’ for the North East. Best of the North East businesses on show at Heathrow’s first Business Summit North East. Key plank of Heathrow’s plan to create and support jobs outside London and the …

How to get a good return from your road safety investment

How to get a good return from your road safety investment The latest reported road casualties in Great Britain figures are due out later this month. Based on the last 5 years of results, a sudden decline in road deaths in not anticipated. Improvements in the number of deaths on our roads have stagnated since …

Ground Remediation Contractor Deep Soil Mixing Ltd opens new office in Belfast

Ground Remediation Contractor Deep Soil Mixing Ltd opens new office in Belfast The unveiling of a new office this September marks continued growth for Deep Soil Mixing Ltd, the specialist ground remediation and soil stabilisation contractor who has opened an office at College House, Citylink Business Park, Belfast and has seen their turnover double in …

Cat Phones introduces 3 new additions to its range of rugged devices

Cat Phones introduces 3 new additions to its range of rugged devices Cat phones has introduced three new additions to its portfolio which see important updates to its rugged and resilient Cat Smartphone range and the first release of a rugged tablet. The launches build on Cat phones’ heritage of creating industry leading rugged devices …

Metso presents latest innovations for the mining industry at Exposibram 2017

Metso presents latest innovations for the mining industry at Exposibram 2017 At Exposibram, the largest mining exhibition in Latin America, Metso will introduce its latest innovations for mining industry, including UltraFine Screen, and the industry-changing MX4(TM) cone crusher featuring Multi-Action technology. Since the US launch in March, over 20 MX crushers have been sold globally. …

JCB secures £10m deal for gas powered generators

JCB secures £10m deal for gas powered generators JCB has secured a deal worth £10 million which will see the company’s first major entry into the gas powered generator sector. The company’s Power Products division based in Hixon, Stafford, has been enjoying growing success supplying generators to a wide range of applications. Now the company …

CPB Contractors wins Pacific Highway upgrade works in Australia

CPB Contractors wins Pacific Highway upgrade works in Australia CPB Contractors has been selected by Roads and Maritime Services to deliver main civil work for the Devils Pulpit to Richmond River section of the Woolgoolga and Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade in northern New South Wales. The construct-only contract will generate revenue to CPB Contractors of …

Britain bids to build bigger Heathrow

Britain bids to build bigger Heathrow Over 120 sites from across Britain have applied to help build an expanded Heathrow, an overwhelming show of support for the nation’s most critical infrastructure project. In April, Heathrow invited communities across Britain to showcase how their area could help build expansion by hosting one of four UK logistics …

Fastbrick Robotics wins national Innovation Awards in Australia

Fastbrick Robotics wins national Innovation Awards in Australia Australian robotic technology company Fastbrick Robotics Limited has received two National Innovation Awards at Australia’s premier innovation awards event. The iAwards were held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Wednesday 30 August 2017 where Fastbrick was announced as the winner of the “Industrial and Primary …

Metso delivers 500th Lokotrack Crusher to Germany for Andres Erdarbeiten at Steinexpo

Metso delivers 500th Lokotrack Crusher to Germany for Andres Erdarbeiten at Steinexpo Metso reached another significant milestone in Lokotrack sales by delivering today the 500th unit sold to Germany at Steinexpo, the biggest quarry exhibition in Europe. The LT120 jaw plant was received by Andres Erdarbeiten GmbH, a family-owned crushing, screening and recycling contractor. Globally, …

Volvo CE fuels workforce development in North America

Volvo CE fuels workforce development in North America From donating equipment to Pennsylvania College of Technology to participating in national skills competitions in North America, Volvo CE is helping students start a career in the construction industry. Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is continuing its support for the construction industry and helping to address the …

Insufficient careers advice in the UK puts £90bn GDP at risk

Insufficient careers advice in the UK puts £90bn GDP at risk Almost three quarters (74%) of parents feel that careers advice in schools is too focused on academia. Over half (57%) say tuition fees put them off encouraging their child to go to university. Lack of knowledge of the many different entry points to the …

Volvo CE completes sale of GB dealership

Volvo CE completes sale of GB dealership After a period of employee consultation, Volvo Construction Equipment has concluded the sale of its Volvo Construction Equipment GB dealership to long term distribution partner SMT, through its newly established subsidiary, Services Machinery & Trucks Ltd. Volvo Construction Equipment, part of the AB Volvo Group, has completed the …

Ditch Witch partners with Utilicor Technologies to simplify keyhole coring

Ditch Witch partners with Utilicor Technologies to simplify keyhole coring Utilicor keyhole coring and reinstatement products offer solution to simplify utility repairs, saving contractors and municipalities time, money and disruption Public works managers across the nation have welcomed the use of keyhole coring: a less-costly, safer and less-disruptive approach to underground roadway and sidewalk utility …

JCB £7.5m Young Talent Investment creates almost 170 jobs

JCB £7.5m Young Talent Investment creates almost 170 jobs JCB today announced the recruitment of almost 170 apprentices and graduates as the company steps up investment in its Young Talent programme to record levels. This year, the Staffordshire-based company is ploughing £7.5 million into recruiting young people into the business to help meet future growth …

Metso hosts Distribution Days in Finland to showcase their quarry innovations

Metso hosts Distribution Days in Finland to showcase their quarry innovations Metso will host its first global distributor event for the aggregates industry in Tampere, Finland next week. This interactive event focuses on training and showcasing their latest innovations for the aggregates industry and gives a preview of the next generation’s development direction. Distributor Days for …

Bomag promotes digitalisation in road construction

Bomag promotes digitalisation in road construction Digitalisation, modern communication technologies, and Building Information Modelling (BIM) is improving and speeding up construction site planning, process control and operation flow on construction sites. Bomag has promoted this development with its BCM net system in particular, for more efficient and faster working processes as well as a more …

Northern Ireland’s leading waste management company keeps productive with expanding JCB Fleet

Northern Ireland’s leading waste management company keeps productive with expanding JCB Fleet Up until four years ago, McKinstry Skip Hire, had never bought a JCB. Now, Northern Ireland’s leading waste management company runs a fleet of 14 – all supplied by local dealer BC Plant. Sourcing a large fleet of materials handling machines from a …

UK Hose replacement specialist Hydraquip goes national

UK Hose replacement specialist Hydraquip goes national Hydraulic hose replacement specialist Hydraquip invests in new vans to extend national coverage and enhance local service. Hydraquip, the UK’s largest independent provider of emergency on-site hydraulic hose replacements, has continued the expansion of its mobile service vehicle fleet. The company has purchased four new Mercedes Sprinter vans …

Balfour Beatty awarded Great Western Mainline railway contract

Balfour Beatty awarded Great Western Mainline railway contract Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today announces that it has been selected by Network Rail to deliver a contract to electrify a 40-mile train route as part of The Great Western Mainline upgrade. The contract award follows successful collaboration with Network Rail during the four month …

Balfour Beatty preferred bidder for Hinkley Point C tunnelling and marine work

Balfour Beatty preferred bidder for Hinkley Point C tunnelling and marine work Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today announces that it has been appointed by EDF Energy as preferred bidder for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station tunnelling and marine works package. The four year package will include the construction of three marine …

Metso recognized as most outstanding international mining supplier in Chile

Metso recognized as most outstanding international mining supplier in Chile Metso has received an award as the most outstanding international mining supplier 2017 in the ranking of the mining industry suppliers in Chile. Metso has received recognition in this ranking for six consecutive years, this time taking the lead in the category of international suppliers. …

President Trump works to rebuild America's crumbling infrastructure

President Trump works to rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure The old system for completing environmental reviews in the US was fragmented, inefficient, and unpredictable leading to a call to modernise an outdated system. U.S. President Donald J. Trump, said: “Crumbling infrastructure will be replaced with new roads, bridges, tunnels, airports, and railways gleaming across our very, very beautiful …

Minera Las Bambas gives METSO award for exceptional safety performance in Peru

Minera Las Bambas gives METSO award for exceptional safety performance in Peru Metso has received an award from Minera Las Bambas for achieving the goal of zero incidents during plant shutdowns. The shutdowns took place from September 2016 to June 2017, totaling 50,000 hours of work without any incidents. “We are impressed by Metso’s commitment to …

Hutton Stone invests in new Volvo EC380E crawler excavator for a new sandstone venture in the Scottish Borders

Hutton Stone invests in new Volvo EC380E crawler excavator for a new sandstone venture in the Scottish Borders Hutton Stone Co Ltd based close to Berwick upon Tweed in the Scottish Borders has purchased a new Volvo EC380E crawler excavator for a new venture that has started up in a sandstone quarry in Northumberland The …

Elliott Bay Seawall Project in Washington USA receives multiple awards

Elliott Bay Seawall Project in Washington USA receives multiple awards Throughout the year the Elliott Bay Seawall project has received multiple awards for design, leadership, environmental, sustainability, emergency construction, engineering and management. Oldcastle Precast Auburn, Washington supplied the custom precast structures for this project. The $210M seawall project made extensive use of unique modular precast …

Taking articulated dump truck safety levels to zero

Taking articulated dump truck safety levels to zero Leading contractor Chepstow Plant International, like many contractors, takes health and safety very seriously. They have increased their focus on Articulated Dump Truck (ADT) safety and operator training to ensure that their quarry operatives are maintaining the best possible levels of safe working practice on site. Their …

Atkins and INRIX sign BIG DATA global partnership for transportation infrastructure projects

Atkins and INRIX sign BIG DATA global partnership for transportation infrastructure projects Atkins, one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, has signed a global partnership agreement with INRIX, the world leader in connected car services and transportation analytics, which will enable traffic information from millions of miles of road to …

Parsons celebrates AASHTO Awards for Innovation, Excellence and Community

Parsons celebrates AASHTO Awards for Innovation, Excellence and Community Parsons is pleased to announce that the Columbia I-70 Bridges in Missouri as well as the Ohio River Bridges East End Crossing and the U.S. 31 Hamilton County project, both in Indiana, recently received regional America’s Transportation Awards from the American Association of State Highway and …

Parsons and Tekfen Engineering awarded contract for World’s Longest Suspension Bridge in Turkey

Parsons and Tekfen Engineering awarded contract for World’s Longest Suspension Bridge in Turkey The Turkish Directorate of Highways KGM has awarded Parsons – in a joint venture with Tekfen Engineering—the engineering consultancy, construction support, and construction supervision/inspection services contract for the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge Malkara-Çanakkale Motorway. Parsons will also provide KGM staff with technology transfer …

Balfour Beatty recognised for outstanding support to the British Armed Forces community

Balfour Beatty recognised for outstanding support to the British Armed Forces community   Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has been awarded the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Award 2017 for its on-going commitment to the Armed Forces community. The ERS Gold Award is the highest badge of honour for organisations …

Talbert Manufacturing names its Top 10 dealers of 2016

Talbert Manufacturing names its Top 10 dealers of 2016 Talbert Manufacturing named Hale Trailer Brake & Wheel of Voorhees, New Jersey, as its top dealer for the ninth straight year. This award recognizes a Talbert dealer for high performance in selling trailers, service and parts. “Hale continues to lead our North American dealer network year …

Interview with Henri Marchetta, Chairman and Founder of the MECALAC Group and his son, Vice-Chairman Alexandre Marchetta

Interview with Henri Marchetta, Chairman and Founder of the MECALAC Group and his son, Vice-Chairman Alexandre Marchetta Mecalac is a business that has moved from industrialisation to similarly successful internationalisation in just a few decades. How do you explain such long-term performance? Henri Marchetta “Innovation, rigour and striving for performance are what underpins all our …

Clearview Intelligence celebrates Brake Award nomination for safety innovation

Clearview Intelligence celebrates Brake Award nomination for safety innovation Clearview Intelligence has long been an active supporter of Brake, the road safety charity, so was were delighted to learn that they are finalists in the Brake Fleet Safety Awards 2017 for the Innovation category. Clearview believe that innovative and infrastructure-based technology solutions will make the …

WSP announces acquisition of Poch, a leading Latin American consulting firm

WSP announces acquisition of Poch, a leading Latin American consulting firm WSP Global Inc., one of the world’s leading professional services firms, has announced that it is pursuing its expansion in Latin America through the acquisition of Poch, a 730 employee professional services firm based in Chile. The firm has additional offices in Peru, Colombia …

Hitachi donates an excavator to elephant sanctuary in Southwest France

Hitachi donates an excavator to elephant sanctuary in Southwest France Hitachi Construction Machinery is donating a used mini excavator to the first elephant sanctuary in Europe. The 70-acre rural site in southwest France will offer rehabilitation for both Asian and African elephants from zoos and circuses. The ZX38U-5 excavator will play a vital part in …

London’s most inspiring entrepreneurs are leaving the skyscrapers for a new start 

London’s most inspiring entrepreneurs are leaving the skyscrapers for a new start For years, it was the ultimate graduate dream – a secure training scheme with a big-name company in the City, plenty of perks and a salary which made those all-nighters seem worthwhile. These days however, increasing numbers of City workers are finding that …

Britain’s leading equipment rental company A-Plant invests £55 million for 1,200 JCB machines

Britain’s leading equipment rental company A-Plant invests £55 million for 1,200 JCB machines JCB has secured one of its biggest-ever deals in the UK – an order for more than 1,200 machines and a range of generators worth more than £55 million. A-Plant – the country’s leading equipment rental company – has placed the huge …

UK based Wickes launches TradePro Loyalty Programme

UK based Wickes launches TradePro Loyalty Programme Home improvement retailer Wickes has launched a new loyalty programme exclusively for trade customers – called Wickes TradePro – offering 10% off purchases in-store or online throughout the year, with no minimum spend. Available now, trade customers can sign up for free via the Wickes TradePro app, in …

The Nucleus to help Handiss build a better world with engineers and architects

The Nucleus to help Handiss build a better world with engineers and architects Tech-driven startup, building bridges between clients with construction projects and the engineers and architects needed to deliver them, plans to go global with boost from powerful venture building program. A new startup called Handiss has launched an online platform that streamlines how …

The Manitou Group completes its acquisition in LiftRite Hire and Sales in Australia

The Manitou Group completes its acquisition in LiftRite Hire and Sales in Australia The Manitou group, world leader in all-terrain material handling, finalized its acquisition of a majority stake (55%) in the Australian company LiftRite. Thanks to a supplementary call option, the group will hold a 96% share by 2020. A family-owned company founded in …

Trimble and Propeller Aero collaborate on unmanned aircraft for construction

Trimble and Propeller Aero collaborate on unmanned aircraft for construction Trimble has announced it is collaborating with Propeller Aero to distribute its Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) analytics platform. Propeller, based in Sydney and Denver, is a leader in the advanced collection, visualization and analysis of data from UAS. Propeller’s simple automated ground control targets, cloud-based …

BGC Contracting Pty Ltd wins major A$4.3 billion contract for the Australia NSW Pacific Highway

BGC Contracting Pty Ltd wins major A$4.3 billion contract for the Australia NSW Pacific Highway Leading Australian mining and construction firm BGC Contracting Pty Ltd has continued its expansion into NSW by winning a contract to deliver the main civil construction work for a section of the $4.36 billion Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade …

Tillicoultry Quarries in Scotland invests in a big 35 tonne Volvo L250H Loading Shovel

Tillicoultry Quarries in Scotland invests in a big 35 tonne Volvo L250H Loading Shovel Long standing user of Volvo Construction Equipment products, Tillicoultry Quarries, has purchased its largest Volvo loading shovel to date in the guise of the thirty five tonne L250H which takes up residence at the company’s Northfield Quarry on the outskirts of …

SIKA invests in Membrane production in Russia

SIKA invests in Membrane production in Russia Sika is expanding its product portfolio in Russia with the commissioning of a new production line for PVC membranes at its factory in Lobnya, near Moscow. It will now also manufacture high-performance thermoplastic membranes for waterproofing structures at this location, resulting in significant cost savings and competitive advantages. …

Sales up 36% in strong second quarter at Volvo Construction Equipment

Sales up 36% in strong second quarter at Volvo Construction Equipment Transformation program and increasing demand in key markets helps boost Volvo CE in Q2 2017, with significant improvements in both sales and earnings. Driven by improvements in most major markets, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) reported that