In this edition
South Korean prosecutors accuse 11 contractors of price-fixing on US$ 20.5 billion Four Rivers project.
Private equity firm to take over and merge two of the world’s biggest scaffolding makers.
Visit the Video Zone for a new presentation on the state of the European construction market.
The need to move away from dependency on oil is fuelling growth in the Middle East, but the medium term outlook still depends on petroleum resources.
A buoyant regional economy and a penchant for major infrastructure projects make the Middle East an
attractive construction market, particularly Qatar.
A new major international conference for contractors and other stakeholders will be an opportunity to network and discuss key issues in the industry.
FALSEWORK & FORMWORK
One of the key challenges for falsework and formwork suppliers is to help execute complex projects on a tight budget, which often means providing a bespoke solution using standard, modular components.
From ground-based lasers to aerial mapping drones, manufacturers are concentrating on increasing the power and accuracy of tools for the surveying sector.
Engine manufacturers have announced the solutions they will use to meet stricter emissions laws in the EU, Japan and the US.
BAUMA AFRICA REVIEW
The inaugural Bauma Africa exhibition was far bigger than its organisers originally expected, and it saw a wealth of new machines introduced.
News and from Bomag, Cifa, Hiab, Liugong and Volvo.