International Construction - September 2019

WORLD NEWS
New location for Indonesia’s capital; ten states dominate US construction pipeline; Colombia’s longest road bridge; digital technology for Singapore.

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Sub-Saharan Africa is a region with big differences between different countries but, writes Scott Hazelton from IHS Global, the outlook for construction is for moderate – but sustained – growth.

REGIONAL REPORT
With the FIFA football world cup and World Expo 2020 coming to the region the Middle East is investing in large scale infrastructure projects, reports Joe Sargent.

EXCAVATORS
The latest product launches for what is the most popular construction machines in the world in unit sales terms are examined by Joe Sargent.

TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE
From the world’s longest underwater road tunnel, new airports and high-speed railways, transport infrastructure is a key component of the industry. Andy Brown fastens his seatbelt and takes a journey around some of the world’s biggest projects.

MIXING TECHNOLOGY
Katherine Weir looks at the latest development in this sector in which one of the biggest trends is the tightening of environmental standards.

SPECIAL REPORT: JAPAN
Government initiatives to minimise the damage caused by natural disasters as well as the country hosting the next Olympic games are helping stabilise construction equipment sales in Japan, discovers Andy Brown.

CRANE TECHNOLOGY
As with all other types of construction equipment, cranes have undergone a technological revolution over the past few years. Joe Sargent reports on these changes.

OFF-HIGHWAY RESEARCH
A look at sales figures around the world for the highest value segment of the industry, excavators.

International Construction September 2019 Articles