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Can machine learning help mend the contracting system?
How artificial intelligence can help contractors more accurately estimate the length and cost of construction projects
Construction project delays up 100% due to Covid
Data shows that construction delays have doubled during the Covid-19 pandemic
Rental firms now leading equipment buyers in Europe
Research predicts long-term shift to rental, even for traditional contractor markets
Construction spending up in America
Federal construction spending data highlights increase in key areas, although delays in funding harm progress 
Disputes costing construction US$73 billion
New report reveals the financial cost and time wasted due to construction disputes for capital projects 
Guide to industry’s biggest contractors released
Latest edition of Global Construction Guide available for free download
European markets ‘back to pre-Covid levels’
EFCA surveys indicates Europewide optimism, but staff shortages still a challenge
Covid pandemic has accelerated digital transformation
Majority of heavy industry leaders say they have delivered up to five years’ worth of change around digital transformation in 18 months 
Why ‘The Great Resignation’ hit Construction
How firms are struggling to recruit the skills they need to capitalise on a post-pandemic boom
Global mobile crane fleets report now available
New study by Off-Highway Research and International Cranes and Specialized Transport sheds light on the world’s largest mobile crane fleets
‘Bad’ data costing construction US$1.8 trillion
New study reveals cost to construction of inaccurate and untimely information
TopLift 2021: Sky high competition
Our annual TopLift contest is back and it’s time for you to vote for your favourite lift from our selection of ten terrific jobs
How construction workers are struggling with poor mental health
Why poor mental health is such a problem in the construction industry, and what we can do to lower suicide rates
AI could help reduce building emissions
Algorithm can predict energy rates in a split second, potentially improving design and renovation
IC Tower Index 2021 call for entries
It is time to submit your entry for the 2021 IC Tower Index ranking of the world’s largest tower crane-owning companies
ERA CO2 calculator gets 1000s of visits
More than 850 CO2 emission calculations have been carried out using the European Rental Association’s CO2 Calculator
Infrastructure spending expected to rise in Eastern Europe
GlobalData report suggests just four out of 15 countries can speed up infrastructure projects to boost post-pandemic growth
Honda and Komatsu team up for electric mini excavator
Partnership aims to allow Honda’s MPP batteries to be used with various Komatsu equipment
Roelofs starts on ‘world’s first’ bio-asphalt road
Netherlands-based contractor uses Avantium’s new plant-based Dutch lignin, as alternative to bitumen  
Robotic ‘dog’ could now help save lives
Research conducted by Scotland’s National Robotarium aims to save lives and cut CO2 emissions
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