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Rental rate rises assist Sunbelt to pre-Covid revenue levels
Sunbelt Rentals’ first quarter revenue up 22% on 2020 and 12% on 2019, partly thanks to increasing rental rates
Ditch Witch launches new ride-on trencher
The RT70 trencher is aimed at customers in the electric utility and fibre sectors
Which contractors are joining the HVO revolution?
As pressure mounts from governments and consumers around the world to reduce carbon, contractors are switching from diesel to hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) to power their equipment.
Why are construction equipment fires increasing?
Insurers and fire chiefs say there has been a spike in the number of fires breaking out in off road construction equipment
Benefits and challenges of modular construction
Modular structure is proving popular for a wider range of construction projects
Keltbray demolishes Ferrybridge chimney stacks
Blowdown of two 198 metre high chimney stacks is last major stage of power plant decommissioning
BAM posts positive results but issues supply chain warning
Strong increase in revenue for construction group, but supply chain and Covid-19 uncertainties remain 
Balfour Beatty reports ‘strong’ infrastructure performance
Construction group’s 2021 half year financials reveal order book of €18.9 billion
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
Altrad acquisition extends geographic reach
Acquisition of scaffolding supplier enables Altrad’s entry into Ireland. 
Bridge-building giant up for sale
UK engineering firm Cleveland Bridge in administration after Covid-related project delays
AI could help reduce building emissions
Algorithm can predict energy rates in a split second, potentially improving design and renovation
Court rules against €2 billion Stonehenge tunnel
Judge says go-ahead for road tunnel beneath ancient UK site is unlawful
Makinex appoints new CEO
Incoming CEO John Stewart brings extensive construction industry experience 
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
Causeway Technologies secures US$193 million investment
Funding deals means Five Arrows Principal Investments now gains a minority share in the construction software specialist 
JCB creates another 500 jobs
Manufacturer ‘sold out’ of newer construction models, with record demand for construction equipment ongoing
Topcon launches new survey models
New LN-150 robotic layout navigator and GT-1200 total station models improve accuracy of paving curbs and gutters
Facial recognition tech also takes temperature of workers
Facial recognition technology being used in Scotland that also takes temperatures of workers, helping in fight about Covid
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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