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Infrastructure’s technology testbeds
Mark Sugden of Withers & Rogers looks at why so many construction innovations are first tested on mega projects
Coal to be ‘phased down’ in COP26 agreement
UK hails ‘game-changing agreement’ – but scientists still expect 2.4C of global warming
10% drop in construction emissions misleading says report
Lockdowns and slowing economies have reduced CO2, not decarbonising measures
Equans sold for €7.1bn to Bouygues
Sale of renewable energy company includes UK & Ireland construction operations
Contractors discuss carbon emissions at COP26
Representatives from Keltbray, Costain, Atkins and Travis Perkins will debate carbon reduction strategies on Thursday 11 November
JCB signs multi-billion-euro hydrogen deal
Equipment manufacturer will take 10% of all green hydrogen made by Australian energy firm FFI
Good BIM use meets bad BIM use
Experts praise increased utilisation of tech, but claim incorrect implementation can be costly
UK to fund 5G-ready motorway in Serbia
Bechtel completes first of its kind deal on €430 million Morava Corridor project
Boris Johnson gives thumbs up to JCB’s hydrogen plans
OEM aims to have first hydrogen-powered construction equipment on the market in 2022
JM Recycling ups fleet efficiency with remote monitoring system
Recycling company uses Hitachi ConSite tech to analyse the efficiency and usage of its wheeled loader fleet
Blackwood Engineering expands in UK
Casting and counterweight manufacturer Blackwood Engineering has purchased a second UK site to further its growth plans
Future uncertain for Europe’s largest rail project
Elements of UK’s €125bn HS2 rail link could be shelved in government rethink
JCB “ramping up” production levels
Company profitable in 2020 despite pandemic and is currently increasing production levels
New X-series excavator from JCB
Stage V, reduced swing model unveiled by OEM at online press conference 
Rate rises assist Sunbelt to pre-Covid revenue
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
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