International Construction - March 2019

WORLD NEWS
Brazil dam disaster; growth predicted for US construction; Volvo CE to go electric, John Deere back in Europe; California high-speed rail scaled back.

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
The last few years have been difficult economically for the Latin American region. While there are some positive signs, many of the countries in this region face difficult economic decisions in the future, writes Scott Hazelton from IHS Global.

REGIONAL REPORT
The CIS Nations are dominated by Russia. Future growth in this area, writes Andy Brown, will depend on the level of investment undertaken in this country and whether Putin’s infrastructure plans are implemented.

EARTHMOVING EQUIPMENT
Earthmoving equipment accounts for over 50% of all construction equipment sold worldwide in unit terms. Katherine Weir shines a light on the latest equipment available and discovers why, in this segment, the voice of the customer really is key.

BAUMA SHOWGUIDE
The world’s largest trade show will soon be upon us, with the 2019 version of Bauma Munich set to be the biggest one yet. In this showguide we look at what some of the leading equipment manufacturers will be displaying. The showguide is split into the following categories: engines and power generation, earthmoving equipment, roadbuilding and compaction and falsework and formwork.

ACCESS EQUIPMENT
We look at the latest news in this important sector and speak to Genie, one of the industry’s leading players, about the state of the global access market.

INTERVIEW
Andy Brown spoke to Liebherr’s Andreas Böhm about the the impact of new technology and what geographical markets the firm are currently targeting.

OFF-HIGHWAY RESEARCH
A review of worldwide earthmoving equipment sales, and a prediction on what future sales may look like.

International Construction March 2019 Articles