International Construction - April 2022

In this edition

FEELING THE SQUEEZEI don’t know about you but here in the
"MOST CHALLENGING PROJECT EVER" COMPLETED BY TBMAn 8m (26.2 foot) diameter Robbins Main Beam
RESTORATION AND REPAIRThe new federal government has invested significantly in the future of German infrastructure projects and plans to restore the country’s bridges are well on their way, writes Catrin Jones
BIG CHANGES AHEADThe German economy has been hit by the war in Ukraine and the need to increase the speed of the country’s energy independence, writes Scott Hazelton from IHS Markit
RECORD BREAKINGGlobal equipment sales hit a record high in 2021, and demand will remain strong as order backlogs are fulfilled. Beyond that, it is not clear what impact the war in Ukraine will have on inflationary pressures, writes the team at Off-Highway Research
ARE AUTONOMY, Al, AND ALTERNATIVE POWER ROAD CONSTRUCTION'S FUTURE?Research and development teams across the sector are working on autonomous solutions, electric power and increased digital integration – Andy Brown asks just how different road construction could look by 2030?
THE NEW REVOLUTIONRobotics and autonomy are changing the face of construction, as TOM JACKSON reports
‘WORLD’S LARGEST’ ELECTRIC DRIVE DUMP TRUCKXCMG has produced what it says is the
NEW US FACILITY FOR CNHCNH Industrial will open a new engineering centre
MACHINE CONTROL READY FOR NEXT BIG PUSHMAGNUS THIBBLIN, President, Machine Control, Hexagon, tells ANDY BROWN about lagging rates of adoption and why retrofit or factory fitted is one of the big debates in the sector
BOOSTING JOBSITE HEALTH AND SAFETYSafety risks and dangers are well known to the construction industry. Catrin Jones examines what more can be done and whether technology can play a key role in improving safety
MATERIAL CONCERNS: WHAT THE GLOBAL ENERGY CRISIS MEANS FOR CONSTRUCTIONRussia’s invasion of Ukraine is sending already stretched costs of steel and concrete soaring. Lucy Barnard finds out why the construction industry is one of the most exposed to the global energy crisis and how high gas bills are impacting projects
UAE'S LARGEST INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTThe rail link will better connect people and
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