Construction Technology News

Meester named president of Genie
Industry veteran’s career includes stints at Eaton, Caterpillar and Sandvik
Trenching works for remote-controlled Bobcat loader
Earthmoving and civil works specialist is the first in Spain to use new Doosan Bobcat remote control system for compact loaders
New battery storage systems from Aggreko
Batteries offer 40-50% reductions in fuel costs and emissions
Hexagon acquires Immersal
Acquisition to boost Hexagon’s augmented reality capabilities
3D printed concrete bridge is ‘first of its kind’
Bridge said to demonstrate the infinite possibilities of 3D concrete printing
Cummins tests hydrogen engine
Technology set to ‘reduce emissions and provide power and performance’ says engine maker
Huisman goes large with 3D printed hooks
Higher capacity 3D printed crane hooks made by Huisman tested to 350 tonnes
Hydrogen-powered train to be trialled in Bavaria
Siemens Mobility signs MoU with Free State of Bavaria to put hydrogen-powered vehicle into passenger service for 30 months
Robot excavator operates alone for 24 hours
Autonomous machine ‘key step’ on road to unmanned construction site equipment
Danfoss in autonomous technology partnership
Working with Carnegie Robotics to develop advanced systems for off-highway applications
Dynapac develops ‘first of its kind’ electric tandem roller
New Dynapac CC900 e double-drum vibratory roller offers zero emissions during use
Digital transformation ‘biggest opportunity’ for construction
New survey reveals that construction professionals think that digital transformation is the biggest short-term source of opportunity
Surveys with X factor
New X-Pad 365 cloud-based surveying platform
Septentrio’s 3D tech for road surveying
XenoTrack said to capture a 3D topography of an entire area in a single shot
Epiroc acquires mining sensor company
Acquisition of Mining Tag will ‘strengthen’ Epiroc’s smart digitalisation offering
3.2 GW hydrogen facility planned for Ireland
Facility would produce ‘green’ energy for domestic use as well as export
Huddig launches ‘world’s first’ hybrid backhoe
Swedish OEM concludes testing and sends diesel-electric Tigon loader out to first customer
Trimble and Totalmobile win HS2 contract
Tech companies to provide new vehicle booking and inventory management system for JV company made up of Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial and BAM
InEight and Microsoft partner on launch of Construction 365
Construction project management software from InEight now incorporates the same coding as Microsoft Dynamics 365
ABB and Hitachi to develop electric dump truck
Dump trucks to use new onboard electrification system
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