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Komatsu’s Proactive Dozing Control Logic
21.08.2019 Komatsu America Corp. introduced its Proactive Dozing Control logic, a fully-integrated dozing control system that allows operators to perform auto-stripping, auto-spreading and high production dozing, as well as finish grading. Available on the Komatsu D51EXi-24, D51PXi-24, D61EXi-24 and D61PXi-24 dozers, Komatsu's Proactive Dozing Control logic is built on the company's existing intelligent machine control. "Proactive Dozing Control logic opens up a world of application possibilities for machine control technology," said Derek Morris, read more

Signify helps AppHarvest to increase yields in 25-hectare greenhouse
21.08.2019 Signify has partnered with AppHarvest to help the company increase efficiency and boost yields using significantly fewer resources in their 25 hectare greenhouse in Morehead, Ky., USA. The greenhouse will be fitted with a hybrid LED lighting system, utilizing Signify's Philips GreenPower LED toplighting compact and Agrolux high pressure sodium lighting. AppHarvest will grow tomatoes and cucumbers in its facility, which will be completed in the second half of 2020. "This LED installation reinforces how we use proven technology to grow more fresh food with fewer resources. read more

John Deere's Powerful L-Series Wheel Loaders
20.08.2019 Designed for the toughest and most demanding work sites, the new John Deere Production Class L-Series wheel loaders offer customers the power and comfort they need on the job. Three models — including the 744L, 824L and 844L — are equipped with a roomier cab, new electrohydraulic (EH) controls and an improved HVAC system, resulting in better overall all-day comfort and productivity. "Our customers work day in and day out on some of the toughest quarries and job sites, making reliability and productivity critical for their operation. read more

Upgrading 182,000 streetlights with new LEDs in Belo Horizonte
20.08.2019 Belo Horizonte, one of Brazil's largest cities, is realizing 50% electricity cost savings by upgrading 182,000 streetlights with new LEDs from Signify. The upgrade is part of Brazil's first major public lighting public-private partnership between Belo Horizonte Iluminaçao Publica (BHIP) and Signify. The new LED lights also improve the safety of the citizens on the streets of Belo Horizonte. The project started in 2017 with a survey of all the public light points, providing information for selecting the best luminaires for each street and scheduling read more

Komatsu's new WA900-8 wheel loader
20.08.2019 Komatsu America Corp. announced the introduction of the WA900-8. The 256,618 lb. (116,400 kg) wheel loader is equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified emission regulations-compliant engine, and is purpose-built to load 70 - 150 ton haul trucks. "The WA900-8 is the perfect machine for loading haul trucks in limestone pits because the all new Komatsu bucket design, with modified profile, maximizes bucket fill to increase productivity," said Robert Hussey, Product Marketing Manager, Komatsu America Corp. "The large pillarless cab offers great visibility, read more

Record-breaking bridge successfully completed with PERI systems
06.08.2019 The new cable-stayed bridge over the Rio Magdalena is 2.3 km long and, upon completion, will be the longest road bridge in Colombia. PERI engineers supported the challenging construction project by providing a customised formwork and scaffolding solution that has been designed for realising the simultaneous construction of the pylons, bridge piers along with the superstructure. The versatility of the formwork and scaffolding systems as well as the combination possibility with the VARIOKIT Engineering Construction Kit facilitated read more

John Deere's New High-Lift Option on 344L Compact Wheel Loader
06.08.2019 John Deere compact wheel loader operators can now reach new heights with the addition of the high-lift option on the 344L Compact Loader. The 344L High-Lift offers operators increased height and further reach for dumping or stacking, ag material handling, general construction or landscaping and snow removal tasks. "The 344L High-Lift was designed to provide operators with increased hinge pin height and dump clearance," said Grant Van Tine, product marketing manager, compact wheel loaders, John Deere Construction & Forestry. "It's important to provide read more

Doka formwork expertise at 182 metres above London
06.08.2019 High-rise buildings are an icon of modern society. Not many high-rise projects are identical and the same can often be said for the concrete structure and the formwork solution as a result. Measuring in at 182 metres high, The Madison Tower located in London's Docklands financial district, is currently setting its mark as one of the tallest buildings in the UK. Situated adjacent to Canary Wharf, the residential tower rapidly gained height with help from Doka solutions including SCP core climbing formwork, Framax Xlife wall formwork, read more

Grove GMK5250L advances crane fleet modernization in Colombia
31.07.2019 Since its arrival in Colombia last year, a Grove GMK5250L all-terrain crane has been kept busy almost continuously. One of the most modern cranes currently in the country, the machine has been used in several applications, especially infrastructure projects and for work in the oil industry. The all-terrain crane provides contractors with cutting-edge technology on the job site and ensures increased velocity and high efficiency in heavy lifting jobs. After researching the market, Duitama, Colombia-based rental company Invertrac purchased read more

exhibitions and other events

Irish Woman Wins Australian Top Women in Tech Award
09.08.2019 Dublin & Sydney, 6th August 2019: ConX, a platform connecting contractors in the construction industry, co-founded and headed by Irish entrepreneur Annie Slattery, scooped Australia's top award for 'Women in Tech' start-ups. read more

Atkins celebrates the opening of the Heung Yuen Wai Highway in Hong Kong
19.07.2019 Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, had contributed engineering excellence to the Heung Yuen Wai Highway in Hong Kong, which opened to the public in May 2019. The major transport infrastructure project will promote the development of the Greater Bay Area through enhanced connectivity for passengers and cargos alike. The Heung Yuen Wai Highway, which came into service on 26 May, is an approximately 11-km dual two-lane carriageway connecting the Fanling Highway and the Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point. The Heung Yuen Wai Highway is comprised of approximately 4.8-km of the Lung Shan Tunnel, 0.7-km of the Cheung Shan Tunnel, and a 4.5-km viaduct and 1-km at-grade roads. read more

The Doha subway named best subway project in the world in 2018
16.07.2019 The red line of the subway of Doha, has been winner, by the international magazine ENR, best subway project in the world in 2018. The work executed by FCC has been the Red Line South Elevated & At Grade, with 7 kilometers of elevated section and three stations. Among the reasons for the agreement are the high economic, social and sustainability impact (sustainable mobility) and the fulfillment of the SDGs that the design, construction and operation of the metropolitan ones, in particular, of the Doha Metro, in Qatar. read more

Expo Real opens another hall: NOVA3
16.07.2019 Expo Real responds to the strong growth of recent years and expands to include one more hall. Hall A3—NOVA3—will provide a dedicated space on the theme of innovation for exhibitors in this field. The Real Estate Innovation Forum, Tech Alley and the Start-up Contest will move to this hall. There´s also a NOVA3 Forum. "2,095 exhibitors, over 45,000 participants—in 2018 Expo Real was bursting at the seams. And so, for Expo Real 2019, we will be including one more exhibition hall, bringing the total to seven. read more

industry news

Aberdeen-Inverness line to reopen on-time for passengers
21.08.2019 The railway between Aberdeen and Huntly reopened following the successful completion of a 15-week-long project to upgrade the line. Since May 4, engineers have been working around-the-clock to double the track between Dyce and Inverurie and upgrade signalling systems between Aberdeen and Huntly. Over 10 miles of new rail has been laid across more than 41,000 sleepers as part of the work, which has also seen signalling upgraded and 19 bridges on the line either refurbished or replaced. read more

Ferrovial sells 11.7% of Ruta del Cacao in Colombia
21.08.2019 Ferrovial, through Cintra, has agreed to sell an 11.75% stake in Ruta del Cacao, the concessionaire for the Bucaramanga-Barrancabermeja-Yondó project in Colombia, to UK infrastructure company John Laing for €28.59 million (COP 102.698 billion). The deal provides Ferrovial with a capital gain of €10.69 million. Following this transaction, Ferrovial will own 30% of the concessionaire. John Laing is reaching a 30.00% stake in total, since it is also acquiring part of the stakes held by Colpatria and Ashmore. The consortium headed by Cintra was awarded this project in 2015. read more

CIMIC Group's CPB Contractors wins $379m Nepean Hospital Redevelopment
21.08.2019 CIMIC Group company CPB Contractors has been selected by the NSW Government to deliver the Nepean Hospital Redevelopment Stage 1. The NSW Government funded project, involving construction of a new 14-storey clinical building, read more

Atkins to develop new suite of training jet aircraft
16.08.2019 Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is collaborating with aircraft designer and manufacturer Aeralis to develop a new family of training jet aircraft using a patent-pending modular design. Together, the organisations will design two types of modular aircraft – the Basic Trainer and the Advanced Trainer – which will provide training, from cadet to front-line pilot, for the most advanced combat aircraft systems currently in development. read more

Atkins reselected for boating and waterways projects support in Florida
09.08.2019 Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has been awarded another three-year state-wide contract to continue providing engineering consulting and waterway management services to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Division of Law Enforcement Boating and Waterways Section. read more

Iberdrola is entering the solar market in Portugal by building 149 megawatts
09.08.2019 Iberdrola has been awarded 149 MW of photovoltaic solar power in Portugal, which the company will use to start developing this type of technology in the country. This capacity is divided between two regions (the Algarve and the Tajo Valley), under a public auction by the Portuguese Ministry of the Environment and Energy Transition through the General Directorate of Energy and Geology and organised by Operador do Mercado Ibérico de Energia (OMIP). Iberdrola has once again ratified its strong commitment to the transition toward a low carbon economy while consolidating its crucial role in the Portuguese energy market, read more

Vinci Construction delivers the Atlantic Bridge in Panama
09.08.2019 On Friday, 2 August 2019, Panamanian President, Laurentino Cortizo, and Panama Canal Administrator, Jorge Quijano, unveiled the Atlantic Bridge in Colón. This exceptional 4.6 km structure, including 3.1 km of exceptional engineering structures, located 3 km from the Gatun and Agua Clara locks, creates a new link between the North American and South American continents that can be used whether the canal locks are in operation or not. Due to the adversity of the Panamanian tropical climate on the Atlantic side, a technical solution entirely made of reinforced concrete was chosen by the Panama Canal Authority rather than a metal structure. read more

Aecom leads design of the Inglewood Basketball & Entertainment Center
09.08.2019 Aecom (NYSE:ACM), a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure firm, has been selected to lead the design of the Inglewood Basketball & Entertainment Center – an iconic new venue in Inglewood, Calif. Designed for optimal engagement of community and fans, the arena will be home to the L.A. Clippers and feature a multi-purpose plaza, complete with concert stage, community basketball courts and space for the community to gather. The Inglewood Basketball & Entertainment Center's arena design was inspired by the concept of a basketball swishing through a net. read more

Mott MacDonald and infrastructure industry partners set out first steps for creating a net-zero economy
02.08.2019 Mott MacDonald has formed a group with Anglian Water, Skanska, Transport for London, UKCRIC and the UK Green Building Council to identify and begin tackling the infrastructure industry's key challenges, if it is to play its part in creating a climate stable future. An urgent transformation of the UK's infrastructure is required to respond to climate change. read more

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