In this edition
Early evidence points to unsafe practices in September’s
Mecca crane tip-over.
Turkey-based Renaissance Construction has bid to buy
distressed Dutch contractor Ballast Nedam.
Visit the website to see the latest news from the major
industry exhibitions such as BICES, Bauma ConExpo
Africa and ICUEE.
ECONOMIC OUTLOOK 15
Lower oil and commodity prices pose a threat in the
Middle East, but many of the region’s larger markets
have the resources to ride-out the downturn.
REGIONAL REPORT 19
Construction activity remains reasonable and the
Middle East is home to some spectacular projects.
SITE REPORT 24
A little more than a year on from the project being
announced, the Suez Canal has been expanded
following a mammoth 259 million m3 dredging project.
FALSEWORK & FORMWORK 27
Flexible formwork and design & engineering services
from suppliers can be a key driver to successful
construction projects, be they large or small.
ROAD BUILDING 41
Using the latest road building equipment and
technology can cut project times while improving the
The challenge in surveying is to keep things simple for
the user, even if complexity is on the increase behind
CONEXPO LATIN AMERICA 59
The first ConExpo Latin America exhibition takes
place in Santiago from 21 – 24 October. iC previews
the event and some of the new launches expected at the
In-depth news from JCB and Caterpillar, along with
reviews of September’s BICES and Bauma ConExpo