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Hitachi's new 10" sliding dual compound miter saw with laser
11.10.2017 Hitachi Power Tools (Hitachi Koki USA, Ltd.) announced its new 10" sliding dual compound miter saw with laser, the C10FSHC. This saw utilizes Hitachi's compact slide system that requires zero rear clearance allowing the saw to sit nearly flush on a benchtop without compromising the range of movement. Equipped with an adjustable laser marker and LED light, this saw is ideal for small shops or jobsite locations, and delivers perfectly accurate cuts. The C10FSHC features Hitachi's innovative compact slide system. The sliding arm moves along fixed rails, read more

Luxury hotel construction ahead of schedule thanks to PERI support
09.10.2017 Situated in the shadow of the famous Petronas Towers, one of the most luxurious hotels in the world is currently being realized. For the building complex – the so-called Four Seasons Place – the PERI engineers developed an efficient scaffolding and climbing formwork solution. The most important goal was to facilitate efficient work operations and, at the same time, provide a high degree of safety for the personnel on site. Result: construction process is far ahead of the original planned schedule. The construction site for the Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur Hotel is located read more

With the right policies, wind could provide 30% of Europe’s power by 2030
06.10.2017 Wind energy has the potential to provide up to 30% of Europe's power by 2030 according to figures released today by WindEurope in its Outlook to 2020 and Scenarios for 2030 reports. According to WindEurope's projections, Europe could be on course for an average installation rate of 12.6 GW per year in the years up to 2020. This would take Europe to a total of 204 GW by 2020. By this date wind would be Europe's largest renewable energy source, surpassing hydro and providing 16.5% of Europe's electricity demand. read more

Komatsu's new D375A-8 crawler dozer
06.10.2017 Komatsu America Corp. introduced the D375A-8 crawler dozer. The D375A-8 features an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine that produces over 20% more horsepower while the dozer is traveling in the reverse direction. The additional horsepower yields faster cycle times and a productivity increase of up to 18%. This mining-class dozer also comes with structural enhancements for increased durability of the mainframe and track frame. The D375A-8 also features an improved suspended undercarriage, larger viscous cab mounts, and read more

Excellence in Miniature
28.09.2017 Approximately "Four score and seven months ago…" Beswick introduced the smallest 10-32 UNF threaded ball valve in the world. Soon after that, Beswick's mixing/diverting model (conceived in liberty) took home "The Best New Product" award in 2011. A few years later, Beswick created a larger ¼-28 UNF threaded on/off ball valve dedicated to the proposition it would handle more flow than the smaller 10-32 threaded version. Now Beswick is engaged in a great endeavor, testing whether our exceptionally talented and dedicated engineers, or read more

Hitachi to Use Iridium for Delivering Global e-Service Across the Planet
28.09.2017 Iridium Communications Inc. announced a new long-term agreement bringing the truly global coverage and reliability of the Iridium network to Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. world class Global e-Service construction machinery management system. By integrating Iridium connectivity, Hitachi Construction Machinery's Global e-Service will now be able to expand to regions and markets previously not possible. Together, Iridium and Hitachi Construction Machinery are making effective, reliable and truly global, construction machinery management possible read more

Demolition work on high-rise building within RCS enclosure
28.09.2017 The Swiss agricultural company, Syngenta, is completely transforming its headquarters in the centre of Basel. For this, a 54 m high tower block had to be removed. Due to the position of the building which is directly adjacent to the corporate campus as well as in close proximity to the highly frequented Schwarzwaldallee and the Badischer Bahnhof, demolition using large demolition excavators was out of the question. PERI engineers in collaboration with contractor ERNE AG developed a concept on the basis of the RCS Rail Climbing System read more

Balgheim district upgrades to sustainable LED streetlighting
28.09.2017 More than 200 outdoor LED luminaires from Osram Lighting Solutions bathe the municipality of Balgheim in new light. Thanks to the refurbishment of their lighting the southern Baden district in Germany achieves not only distinctly improved quality of light but also significantly cuts its energy costs. The long-life, low maintenance LED technology also reduces costs for maintenance and repair. Balgheim is a small but particularly progressive municipality with around 1,250 residents in the district of Tuttlingen, and with planning and decisions at community level read more

2017, and Doka is forming its 1,000th highrise
28.09.2017 Every highrise is unique – as is the associated formwork solution. Competence is crucial for developing a custom formwork solution. In the highrise sector Doka has more than 40 years' experience with self-climbing formwork. This year, the company will successfully carry out its 1,000th highrise project. Right now, one of the projects is the Central Park Tower in New York, the world's tallest residential building (see image). At the beginning of the 21st century, more than 50 percent of the world's population was living in cities. The United Nations forecasts that by 2050, read more


exhibitions and other events

bauma Conexpo Africa: numerous industry leaders on board
19.10.2017 The economic comeback of Sub-Sahara and positive market opportunities in South Africa are reflected in the number of companies that have already signed up for the upcoming bauma Conexpo Africa. The third international trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles will be held at the Johannesburg Expo Centre in South Africa from March 13 to 16, 2018. A large number of international pavilions are also being planned for bauma Conexpo Africa. China, Finland, Germany, North America and the UK have registered. read more

Trace Software International to exhibit at Digital&BIMItalia
17.10.2017 Trace Software International, leading company in the creation of design software solutions for the electrical engineering for 30 years, has announced that it will exhibit at the Digital&BIMItalia in Bologna, on the 19th and 20th October 2017. read more

Fensterbau Frontale: The showcase for the industry for 30 years
13.10.2017 Fensterbau Frontale, the successful trade show for windows, doors and facades, is getting ready for its anniversary year. From 21 to 24 March 2018 it will return to Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, where it has been held for the last 30 years. Following a record-breaking event with 110,581 visitors in 2016, preparations for the next round are now in full swing. Roughly six months ahead of the trade show, around 95 percent of the stand areas have already been reserved. Fensterbau Frontale is the leading international show for windows, doors and facades. Every two years, window and facade manufacturers, carpenters, architects and the specialist trade descend on Nuremberg read more

Fensterbau Frontale: The showcase for the industry for 30 years
13.10.2017 Fensterbau Frontale, the successful trade show for windows, doors and facades, is getting ready for its anniversary year. From 21 to 24 March 2018 it will return to Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, where it has been held for the last 30 years. Following a record-breaking event with 110,581 visitors in 2016, preparations for the next round are now in full swing. Roughly six months ahead of the trade show, around 95 percent of the stand areas have already been reserved. Fensterbau Frontale is the leading international show for windows, doors and facades. Every two years, window and facade manufacturers, carpenters, architects and the specialist trade descend on Nuremberg read more


industry news

Construction technology company, Multivista, announces UK expansion to London
17.10.2017 Multivista, a leading global provider of visual documentation services for construction and estate management, announced today the opening of a European Head Office in London, United Kingdom. The move will bring Multivista's full­service construction documentation offerings to the London market and provide support for new franchise partners throughout Europe and other international territories. "It's exciting to introduce our services and software to one of the world's great cities, " says Jason Weaver, Managing Principal for the European Head Office. "We're looking forward to getting boots on the ground and working with clients to help gain efficiencies with their project teams." read more

Vinci reports record traffic during the summer season
16.10.2017 In the third quarter of 2017, traffic across platforms managed by Vinci Airports increased 12.2% compared to Q3 2016, with a total of 42.3 million passengers handled in the network airports. In Portugal, the country's airports reported their best ever summer season by a wide margin, with 16.6 million passengers between July and September, up 14.7% on 2016. This growth notably reflects the good performance of Portugal's national airline TAP, which stepped up its expansion by opening new routes to Africa and the United Kingdom, and the recovery of traffic with Brazil. The low-cost carriers also turned in a good season, with high load factors as the country remains a sought-after destination for European tourists. read more

Vinci subsidiary to build an oil pipeline in Canada
10.10.2017 Trans Mountain Pipeline L.P. (TMP) has awarded a contract to the joint venture formed by Spiecapag Canada Corp, a subsidiary of Vinci, and Macro Enterprise Inc., to build the Spread 5B section of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP) in Canada. read more

BAM wins contract for Infinity housing, office and retail scheme in Luxembourg
09.10.2017 BAM has been awarded the contract for the structural works (excluding façade and finishing) of the Infinity housing, office and retail scheme in Luxembourg. The client is real estate developer Immobel. The project will be delivered by BAM's Walloon subsidiary BAM Galère with its Luxembourg subsidiary BAM Lux in joint venture with Cegelec (mechanical and electrical contracting). The joint venture will start construction of the offices in October 2017. The scheme is due to be completed mid-2020 for the residential building. read more

CIMIC's UGL awarded Bannerton Solar Park contract
05.10.2017 CIMIC Group company, UGL has been awarded a contract by Foresight Solar Australia to design and build stage one of the Bannerton 110MWDC Solar Park, near Robinvale in Victoria. The contract will generate revenue to UGL of approximately $133 million, over a three-year term. read more

Pöyry has signed the Tallinn e-energy declaration with the aim of digitising the energy market further
29.09.2017 Pöyry together with all of the 28 Member States of the European Union, Norway and 13 energy specialised associations and companies have signed the Tallinn e-energy declaration. The declaration is the first comprehensive agreement of goodwill in the world that unites the development of energy and information technology. read more

Atkins and Tokamak Energy join forces to plan for next fusion reactor
29.09.2017 Tokamak Energy has engaged Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin group, to help establish the costs, concept design and timeline for the first ever fusion facility to generate more energy than it consumes. This is the first stage of a partnership that should evolve to deliver a fusion device to put energy into the grid. read more

Balfour Beatty Far East jv wins deluxe residential development project in Hong Kong
26.09.2017 Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today announces that its 50:50 Far East joint venture, Gammon Construction has been awarded a construction contract for a deluxe housing development at Plantation Road, Hong Kong. The total value of the contract is approximately HK$800 million (c.£79m). read more

Strabag subsidiary awarded contract in Singapore
26.09.2017 Züblin, a subsidiary of European-based construction group Strabag SE, has been hired by PUB, Singapore's national water agency, to build 11.9 km of tunnels for the sewerage system of the city. The contract is a part of the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) Phase 2 project and worth € 309 million. read more


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