In this edition
Consortium plans multi-billion rail bid...Skanska in US hospital contract...Highway project green light... Komatsu acquires Joy Global...and more...
World Demolition Awards shortlist announced with a high-quality line up of entrants. Also, the KHL News Bulletin goes live on the website, and via YouTube. Listen to the regular one-minute audio news bulletins for the latest news around the construction globe.
The recovery in the United States is putting a generally positive slant on what appears to be a more challenging economic picture in North America as a whole, as Scott Hazelton of IHS Global reports.
While huge growth may be a way off for North America’s construction markets, there are some impressive projects with the capacity to enhance both local and regional economies. Mike Hayes reports.
Clever designs and forward-thinking solutions prove to be the trend in high-rise construction, as the industry branches out its portfolio from simple office blocks, including the would-be tallest tower in the world in
Saudi Arabia. Joe Malone reports
We take a look at the latest generators, compressors and lighting towers and consider how advances in technology have given these formerly peripheral pieces of equipment the capacity to signifi cantly increase performance and bring down costs on construction sites of all sizes.
Product improvements, award-winning innovations, market forecasts and new entries to the market seen in the world of wheeled loaders. One-to-one interviews with Caterpillar and Volvo Construction Equipment
also included, as Joe Malone reports.
VIEW FROM CHINA
iC editor Mike Hayes travelled to China and met with senior figures from XCMG, Zoomlion, Shantui and LiuGong, to discuss the current situation in the Chinese constructon industry.