International Construction - July-August 2016

In this edition

Uncertainty over Europe hits UK construction... expanded Panama Canal finally opens...Iran ready to bounce back as international sanctions are lifted...high growth forecast for construction in Myanmar...

An 11 per cent increase in the 2016 IC50 ranking of the world’s largest crane-owning companies is being seen as an encouraging sign of a healthy industry overall for end users.

Sub-Saharan Africa promises a steep rise in construction, with expanding domestic markets, income gains and regional integration. Yet poor infrastructure, political instability and corruption are often impeding
progress, as Scott Hazelton reports.

While there is wide recognition of the benefits of construction for the economies of southern Africa, the more urgent need for improved energy and water supplies makes it something of a Catch 22 situation, as
Mike Hayes reports.

IC TOP 200
A solid revival in the US housebuilding market, the continuing struggles of Europe and the continuing dominance of China’s state-owned construction giants are standout elements of this year’s iC 200 league table of the world’s biggest construction companies.

In this sector, a vast array of large and powerful construction machinery is utilised, from excavators to drill rigs, crushing and screening machines to huge rigid and articulated haulers. International Construction’s Joe
Malone heads for the quarry.

To keep up with an ever-growing demand for highquality concrete and asphalt, the technology of new mixing equipment must aid its ability to deliver with speed and ensure maximum uptime. Joe Malone reports
on the latest advances.

The UK’s Hillhead event is a favourite with equipment buyers and journalists alike, taking place in a quarry in which machinery can be seen doing what it does best - working. Doosan, Bell, Kubota, John Deere, Komatsu, Terex and Vovo were all in attendance.
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