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Volvo's Construction Climate Challenge funds new environmental Research BRUSSELS/BELGIUM, November 10, 2016 – Two new research projects that aim to reduce CO2 emissions have been selected to receive funding from the Construction Climate Challenge initiative, hosted by Volvo Construction Equipment. The chosen projects are the Implementation of Procurement Requirements for Sustainable Collaboration in Infrastructure (Impres) and the Carbon Infrastructure Transformation Tool (CITT). >more
Innovations for a sustainable Future: Volvo CE reveals Prototype autonomous Machines ESKILSTUNA/SWEDEN, September 28, 2016 – Volvo Construction Equipment showcased a range of futuristic concepts and innovations from electromobility to intelligent machines and total site solutions at the company’s Xploration Forum. Prototypes of the electric hybrid wheel loader LX1, the L120 autonomous wheel loader, the A25F articulated hauler as well as the HX1 autonomous battery electric load carrier were shown in action. >more
Wasser Berlin International: Congress highlights future Challenges for the Water Industry BERLIN/GERMANY, September 8, 2016 – In the years to come the water industry will face huge challenges both at national and international level, particularly where the environment and sustainability are concerned. At the Congress of Wasser Berlin International – taking place in the German capital from 28 to 31 March 2017 – the latest issues and developments around the topic of water will be discussed. Trade visitors can find products, services and solutions from every part of the water industry. >more
IE expo 2016 – Asian Environmental Market defies Chinese economic Slowdown SHANGHAI/CHINA, May 12, 2016 – The IE expo 2016, which took place at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from May 5 to 7, was a success: 1,303 exhibitors (+ 20 percent) and 43,000 visitors (+ 7 percent) attended the environmental technology show. Organisers concluded that the demand for environmental technology is still on the rise. >more
CECE-CEMA Summit puts disruptive technology in the Spotlight BRUSSELS/BELGIUM, July 16, 2015 - Digital technologies and new business models are transforming traditional value chains in the construction equipment industry. The implications this has for the whole sector and its people, companies, construction processes, for Europe as a manufacturing location, and for the design of suitable EU regulations will be discussed at the CECE CEMA Summit, held in Brussels on the 23rd and 24th September. >more
Vibrations under Control? TIRSCHENREUTH/GERMANY, December 9, 2014 - When it comes to compaction in city areas Hamm completely relies on its VIO- drum. Compactors are also considered a good thing at Hamm – if they are mounted on a Hamm drum roller. >more
New Cement Blend to cut CO2 Emissions by up to 30% LAUSANNE/SWITZERLAND, September 23, 2014 - A new type of cement is currently being tested on a large scale in India. Known as LC3, this new blend substitutes up to half of the carbon intensive materials traditionally used to make cement with highly abundant clays. >more
Bauma Conexpo Africa to move to a 3-year Cycle after 2015 JOHANNESBURG/SOUTH AFRICA, August 27, 2014 - Africa's largest trade fair for the construction machinery and mining industry celebrated its premiere in 2013. The next BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA takes place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC) from September 15 to 18, 2015. >more
bC India on firm Ground despite difficult Market DELHI/INDIA, August 21, 2014 - Following the economic crisis of the past few years, now that India has formed a new government, once again its economy is characterized by an atmosphere of guarded optimism that is increasingly influencing India's construction and construction-machinery sector. >more
The Cat Operator Challenge Final 2014 LEICESTER/UK, July 4, 2014 - From 22-25 September 2014, the Caterpillar Visitor and Learning Centre in Leicester, United Kingdom, will become the stage for a major international competition in which construction machinery operators from Europe, the Middle East and CIS will battle it out in what has been dubbed the toughest operator competition on earth: the Cat® Operator Challenge. >more
OMA's De Rotterdam awarded Best Tall Building in Europe ROTTERDAM/THE NETHERLANDS, June 30, 2014 - OMA’s recently completed tower, De Rotterdam, has been awarded Best Tall Building in Europe by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). >more
Seal of Approval: Recognizing an Ecological Manufacturer WEISSENHORN/GERMANY, May 20, 2014 - Ecological and sustainable developments have also played an increasingly important role in the construction sector. Manufacturers, planners and construction companies are taking on more responsibility towards the environment and society as a whole. An example of this is the formwork and scaffolding manufacturer Peri, whose material for its plywood sheets originates from sustainable forests. >more
SMOPYC 2014 – Preview and Diagnosis of the Sector ZARAGOZA/SPAIN, February 11, 2014 - The preparations are well underway for the SMOPYC 2014, which is to take place at the Zaragoza Exhibition Center from 1st to 5th April. The main associations in the sector are to attend the show, completing the agenda of parallel activities, including the organization of reverse trade missions from international markets such as the United Arab Emirates, India, Mexico, the Russian Federation, Belarus, Turkey and Iran, among others. >more
BAU goes to China MUNICH, January 22, 2014 - BAU, the World's Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems, is now positioning itself in China, the world ́s biggest construction market. On July 8 and 9, 2014, the first "BAU Congress China" will be taking place in Beijing. >more
Deubaukom focused strongly on Architects and Engineers ESSEN/GERMANY, January 21, 2014 - "Deubaukom has proven that it is the ideal platform in order to network sectoral associations, architecture and the housing industry with each other. The competence centres and the stronger focusing on these target groups were crucial for this purpose," Oliver P. Kuhrt, Chairman and CEO of Messe Essen, and Egon Galinnis, Managing Director of Messe Essen, are in agreement. >more
FPT Industrial's Foggia Factory produces six Million Engines TURIN/ITALY, December 18, 2013 - Six million engines is the goal achieved by the Foggia factory of FPT Industrial, which has about 1,700 employees and an annual production capacity of 325,000 engines and 400,000 engine shafts. >more
Light at the End of the Tunnel – Impressions of Excon India BANGALORE/INDIA, December 18, 2013 - The Indian construction industry met under dark economic clouds at this year’s Excon trade fair in Bangalore, but spots an upcoming bright spot: 2014’s general elections spark new hope for greater growth and a more intensive infrastructure development. It is necessary after all, as is mutually agreed. >more
Environmental Protection in China thanks to Quality Growth MUNICH, December 17, 2013 - The Chinese government is planning to ensure the far-reaching process of urbanization currently taking place in the People's Republic progresses in as tolerable and acceptable way as possible. This also includes paying more attention to ecological aspects. A direct consequence of this is a massive rise in investment in environmental technology. >more
Atlas Copco LP6500 Duplex Roller combines Power with Operator Comfort ESSEN/GERMANY, December 11, 2013 - The high level of operator comfort offered by the LP6500 Duplex Roller is a direct result of Atlas Copco’s focus on ergonomic design. Recently, in a test* performed by the independent technical inspection organization TÜV Nord, the LP6500 was compared with two similar duplex roller models from other manufacturers. The test confirmed that the LP6500 has lower vibrations in the handle and lower machine noise than the other machines tested. >more
Major Investment in China's Transport Infrastructure SHANGHAI/CHINA, December 9, 2013 - Taking place between November 25 and 28, 2014, in Shanghai is bauma China, the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Construction Vehicles and Equipment. Although currently challenging, the market in China still offers significant potential, not least because the state is investing heavily in infrastructure – and this is just one of the drivers behind an acceleration in growth in the Chinese construction sector. >more
New Transport Fleet strengthens Harsco’s Customer Service Capabilities MANCHESTER/UK, December 6, 2013 - The latest move by Harsco Infrastructure to invest in a new fleet of delivery vehicles, fork lift trucks, cars and vans underlines the company’s commitment to providing the highest standards of support to its customers throughout the UK. >more
Efficient Performance: Street Cleaning and Winter Road Services at IFAT MUNICH, December 4, 2013 - When it comes to winter road services and street cleaning, what’s important are performance, safety and cleanliness, and of course cost-efficiency. The suppliers of equipment, systems and services in this field are doing their bit via their solutions to ensure these goals are achieved. A comprehensive review of this market will being presented at the environmental technology show IFAT from May 5 to 9, 2014, in Munich. >more
International Competition with high Requirements and a long Tradition WEISSENHORN/GERMANY, November 28, 2013 - For the tenth time, Peri is offering all educational and training institutions involved in the field of construction the opportunity of participating in its well known Construction Exercise. The competition not only provides valuable experience with a specific practical application but also the chance to win attractive cash prizes. >more
bauma Africa: A Construction Industry Trade Fair of international Standard JOHANNESBURG/SOUTH AFRICA, OCTOBER 10, 2013 - “Yes, we can!” This must have been the attitude with which the Messe München International decided to organise the first International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles in Africa. 14,700 registered trade visitors from more than 110 countries came to this year’s premiere the trade fair, which took place at Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg from September 18 to 21, 2013. All in all, 754 exhibitors – 123 from South Africa and 631 that are headquartered abroad – from 38 countries attended bauma Africa. >more
Water Treatment at IFAT 2014: Disinfection Systems in demand Worldwide MUNICH/GERMANY, September 5, 2013 - The extraction and processing of water, and treatment of wastewater and sewage, are core themes at the world’s leading environmental technology trade show, IFAT. At the last event in 2012, these subjects took up around 115,000 sqm of space out of an exhibition total of 215,000 sqm. For the next IFAT, which takes place from May 5 to 9, 2014, Messe München is expecting exhibitor participation in these segments to again be high – not least because of the ever increasing importance of this whole field. >more
WACEE ’13 – Sustainable Energy for West Africa GHANA/WEST AFRICA, August 14, 2013 - The 2nd West African Clean Energy and Environment Exhibition and Conference, WACEE is scheduled to be held from 12 - 14 November 2013 at the Accra International Conference Centre in Accra, Ghana. Double-digit growth rates for West African imports of energy and electro technology as well as political stability make Ghana the natural gate towards the high potential West African market. >more
Exhibitor and Visitor Increase at Valve World Americas Expo & Conference 2013 HOUSTON, TEXAS/USA, July 11, 2013 - The second staging of Valve World Americas Expo & Conference, recently held in Houston, Texas was a great success. A total of 2,120 visitors attended the event to get a broad overview of the latest technologies, components and systems in the field of industrial flow control presented by 151 exhibitors from the United States, Asia, Canada, Europe, India and Mexico on 26,830 net square feet of exhibit space. >more
Tower Crane Manufacturers recommend Europe-wide Harmonization of Trainings BRUSSELS/BELGIUM, June 21, 2013 - Construction sites are getting more sophisticated and complex – so does the technology used in tower cranes. Crane fitters and crane drivers today must have skills much different from those in former times. However, their trainings on the job and the skills required from construction companies differ very much throughout Europe. >more
bauma 2013 - Closing report Bauma calls… and they all come: An impressive 530,000 visitors from over 200 countries converged on the Messe München exhibition center between April 15 and 21. Not only did this edition of bauma break all previous records for exhibitor numbers and exhibition space, it also attracted the highest number of visitors ever. >more
Uncertain prospects for Italy’s construction market VERONA/ITALY, March 27, 2013 - In 2013 Italy desperately wants to prevent company closures while waiting for measures to re-launch the sector. The construction world and manufacturers of sector machinery are expecting ups and downs for 2013. >more
From Skåne to Hamburg by alternative Fuel BRUSSELS/BELGIUM, January 7, 2013 - As part of a green growth strategy, String* is working for the expansion of sustainable infrastructure between Skåne in Sweden and Hamburg in Germany. Access to alternative fuels for a range of vehicles is part of this strategy and work. >more