International Construction - November 2015

In this edition

China has leapfrogged the US to become the world’s richest country in buildings and infrastructure, according to a new report.

As results for many major construction firms make for grim reading, Caterpillar is also hit hard, with recorded revenues of US$ 11.0 billion for the third quarter of 2015 – a decrease of US$ 2.5 billion from the same quarter last year.

Messe München chief executive Klaus Dittrich discusses Bauma – the world’s biggest construction show – in an exclusive KHL interview.

The advent of new technology, advanced machinery and improved building principles are allowing more construction companies to tackle some of the world’s biggest and boldest projects.

Engine manufacturers are trying to get ahead of the game with changes to engine emissions standards – as the European Commission’s Stage V regulations push design standards further.

Now an essential piece of equipment on many construction projects, there seems to be a trend in some countries for contractors to rent pumps, rather than buy them – and often rent them from the manufacturer.

In-depth news on Wirtgen Group’s new acquisitions and Bomag’s new flagship roller – plus an equipment update from ConExpo Latin America.
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