Longer Reads

Why sustainable construction needs concrete
With governments around the world striving for a carbon neutral future concrete can play a key role, says Dr Andrew Minson, concrete and sustainable construction director, GCCA
Volvo CE Q&A: Electromobility in construction
Lars Arnold from Volvo CE describes the benefits electric machines can bring to construction
What are the key trends in transport infrastructure?
Transport infrastructure projects are increasingly ambitious, such as high-speed rail links that are gaining in popularity globally
What was Covid’s impact on construction equipment sales?
What impact did the Covid pandemic have on the global construction equipment market in 2020 and what does it mean for the future?
North America’s top crane companies
American Cranes & Transport releases its 16th annual ACT100 list of top crane-owning companies.
Global construction struggles with materials shortages and prices
The post-pandemic availability – and cost – of construction materials is a growing concern
Comment: Disruption, digitalisation & new business models
New models such as ‘features-as-a-service’ (FaaS) are changing rental
Electrifying RT scissor lifts
Electric RTs are expanding manufacturers’ ranges, as are updates to diesel versions 
Interview: India’s equipment rental industry fights Covid impact
International Rental News talks to Satin Sachdeva of India’s Construction Equipment Rental Association (CERA)
Comment: will construction get its own Tesla?
With digitalisation, electrification and autonomy changing the industry, former CNH Industrial executives Alan Berger and Carl Gustaf Göransson ask if construction’s established manufacturers could be wrongfooted by a new market disruptor?
Interview: Ray O’Connor, CEO, Topcon
Ray O’Connor, CEO of Topcon, on the state of digital construction technology, where growth will happen and using the iPhone as inspiration
What’s new in scaffolding, including Georg Layher interview
Access international speaks to Georg Layher; Kewazo explains its unique robotic lift; and Haki covers digital solutions
Feature: Concrete equipment
A look at the future of the concrete market, sustainability efforts and new product offerings
Comment: OEM perspective on rental’s digital transformation
Patrick Stellwag, Strategic Account Manager at Ammann, gives his views on how digital technology is driving  change in the equipment rental industry.
Used equipment: what are the key trends?
The used and re-conditioned machinery market is experiencing solid demand due to factors including Covid-19 and the rise of online auctions. Belinda Smart reports.
Interview: Alexander Greschner, Wacker Neuson
Wacker Neuson hopes a new equipment sharing App will boost the rental businesses of some of its dealers. Murray Pollok reports.
Drilling down to the details
Many construction sectors have benefitted as manufacturers look to make their products more versatile and comprehensive
Interview: GOMACO
GOMACO’s Kent Godbersen and Kevin Klein talk about the impact of Covid, new technology and the development of concrete paving equipment
The road to carbon neutral concrete
Dr Andrew Minson, Concrete and Sustainable Construction Director, Global Cement and Concrete Association, on reducing carbon emissions
Project overview: Galataport
Salvatore Miranda, a senior engineer with the Italian contractor Trevi, gives an insight into the fascinating port project in the heart of Istanbul
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