EDITOR Andy Brown firstname.lastname@example.org +44 (0)1892 786224
There is so much information available now online that it has never been more important for all of us to find and support the news and information sites that we know and trust. On Elon Musk’s Twitter people can pay money to have ‘verified accounts’ without any identification – in a world of ‘fake news’ where political bias is seeping into some media outlets, finding a trusted source is key.
I hope that here at International Construction we are a trusted source for all things related to construction. We recently launched our first ever daily newsletter, called Construction Briefing – the briefing not only pulls together the top construction stories from the last 24 hours into one place, but contains a bespoke article every day on an important issue for the industry.
Recent topics have included: how Turkey is planning on rebuilding after the devasting earthquake, if Chinese contractors can keep on growing market share, whether AI will one day be able to design a building, and Fehmarnbelt – the tech behind the world’s longest tube tunnel. You can view all these articles on International Construction but the best thing to do is to sign up – go to our home page (www.international-construction. com) and click the ‘Construction Briefing’ banner at the top right.
Another one of the topics that the briefing has covered is the four big takeaways from ConExpo. On a personal level I must admit that Las Vegas has lost some of its charm (it is also expensive – US$20 for a coffee, bottle of water and a banana?) but the show itself was excellent. The manufacturers turned up in force, as did the crowds – it was a busy show, once again underlining that people are social animals and we want to still do some things in person, not over a laptop screen. You can read some exclusive content from ConExpo in this issue and in future editions, as well as online. Enjoy the issue.