EDITOR Andy Brown firstname.lastname@example.org +44 (0)1892 786224
Before I joined KHL and became editor of the good ship International Construction I’d edited a few different magazines – one for small and medium sized business owners, a magazine for personal fitness trainers, one for the golf sector and a consumer title that you could buy in the shops (I always got a bit more excited about that than perhaps I should have) about history. All of these were interesting in their different ways and I’m glad that I did them, because I took something away from each sector.
There’s nothing wrong with looking to other sectors and industries for inspiration – construction has done this to a certain extent with some aspects of manufacturing and with the automotive industry and electric vehicles, with the sector able to jump on the back of some of the advances that have been made.
In this issue, we have a feature on excavators, with a focus on mini excavators, and it is striking how many OEMs want to talk about their electric models despite them selling in very small numbers compared to their diesel counterparts – they are viewed as the future.
Talking about the future, we have a focus on autonomous equipment and discuss where this tech might take the industry and how realistic (or science fiction) the idea of a series of construction machines working by themselves in the future is.
With other features on falsework and formwork, concrete construction, a special report on construction equipment sales in 2023 and beyond, building the Gordie Howe bridge, and a country and economic outlook on the state of the construction industry in the important market of the US, it is another busy issue packed with content. I hope that you enjoy it and find it useful.
The paper in this magazine originates from timber that is sourced from sustainable forests, managed to strict environmental, social, and economic standards. The manufacturing mill has both FSC & PEFC certification, and also ISO9001 and ISO14001 accreditation.