Longer Reads

Finance - January 2021: Solid start to the year
January figures indicate that normal service could soon resume in construction
Q&A: New terrain for AUSA
In late 2020 IRN caught up with AUSA’s Sales and Marketing Director Juan Urkijo to talk about the company’s global release of new dumpers, forklifts and telescopic handlers, the impact of Covid-19 and the road ahead.
Interview: Volvo CE’s Melker Jernberg
Melker Jernberg, President of Volvo Construction Equipment, talks to Andy Brown about electric power, the impact of Covid-19 and China’s construction industry
The impact of Brexit
How trade between the UK and the EU will change for construction equipment manufacturers
Renovation – the key to post Covid recovery?
FIEC examines the content and potential for the European Commission’s recently announced Renovation Wave strategy
Lithium-ion batteries: A primer
Saying “lithium-ion” to describe a battery is similar to using “fuel” to describe combustible gas and liquids.
Tunnelling: Utilising the 3rd dimension
Tunnelling has traditionally been a very slow process, but the progress of modern-day machines is speeding up
Bridging the Genoa gap
Paolo Cremonini of Fagioli describes the engineering feats involved in replacing the collapsed Morandi bridge
Smart Machines Deere’s Path To The Future
New strategy plus ’new vision and operating model’ to accelerate the integration of smart technology
Fully ranged: developments in telescopic boom lifts
There have been developments from the top to the bottom of the working height spectrum, as well as new power options
Roadbuilding: The road to recovery
Today’s road construction industry is re-evaluating its methods and approach to sustainability
GPS & telematics: monitoring the fleet
Keeping tabs on your construction equipment using real-time data can be cost saving and improve business operations
Excavators: A closer look at bigger diggers
Machines built to move large amounts of heavy materials can still be both refined and intelligent
Components: The building blocks
The advancement of components is continuing to drive further improvements in construction machinery.
How sustainability is shaping bridge construction
Structural engineering company Cleveland Bridge says future bridges must last longer and cost less
Foundations: The ups and downs of construction
Foundation drilling has become a more exact science in recent years. Construction Europe looks at the latest innovations currently making an impact on European construction sites
FIEC: EU taxonomy and sustainable activity
Contractors’ association examines EU’s plans to meet its Paris Agreement commitments
CECE: The road to economic recovery
The equipment association’s response to EU’s Covid-19 recovery plan and potential for construction funding
ERA: European rental’s Covid divide
UK and southern Europe hardest hit by Covid-19, but rental industry still has ‘bright future’
Interview: Giving construction machinery a brain
Scott Crozier of Trimble Civil Engineering and Construction says we’re only beginning to see what construction technology can do 
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