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Komatsu PC230F-11 processor
17.09.2022 Your forestry crews need equipment that can deliver exceptional performance in difficult environments. Control downtime and drive productivity with the robust, dependable and fuel-efficient Komatsu PC230F-11 processor. Delimb and cut and stack timber with this powerful and maneuverable processor, designed specifically to meet the demands of forestry work. Large trees can be moved more easily thanks to a powerful swing system and a large swing circle. With exceptional reach of up to 29 feet (8,951 mm), the excellent maneuverability of the PC230F-11 read more

Signify’s lighting solutions installed in every Everlast gym across the UK
17.09.2022 Signify has been appointed by Frasers Group to design and supply the lighting for all 69 Everlast Gyms across the UK. The lighting upgrade is part of the Fraser Group's 'elevation strategy' to develop a unique model within the UK fitness industry and offer an unparalleled class and gym experience for Everlast members and visitors which is both inclusive and immersive. In addition, designing the gyms with LED lighting dramatically cuts the energy consumption by about 80%, when compared to the traditional technologies that were deployed earlier. read more

New safety awareness module in Leica ConX cloud solution
17.09.2022 Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, announced the launch of the new safety awareness module in the cloud-based collaboration platform Leica ConX. The integration of Leica Geosystems' safety awareness solutions with ConX increases safety on construction sites by collecting and visualising data that enhances awareness, speeds up hazard response and provides better insights. Leica Geosystems previously introduced the safety awareness solution portfolio, including Leica iCON PA10, iCON PA80 and iCON CAS, which addressed the need read more

John Deere's G-Tier Compact Wheel Loader Models
16.09.2022 John Deere is building upon its line-up of compact equipment by expanding its performance tiering strategy with three new models of Compact Wheel Loaders. The new G-tier models, including the new 184 G-tier, and the 204 G-tier and 304 G-tier machines, were designed to include proven capabilities and are ideal for customers in need of a dependable machine to complete everyday tasks. The G-tier Compact Wheel Loader models are also practically equipped, providing proven capabilities with the reliability and ruggedness customers expect from John Deere machines. read more

New high-profile member of HomeGrid Forum
16.09.2022 HomeGrid Forum has added Positron Access Solutions to its list of high-profile members. Positron Access Solutions specializes in carrier grade telecommunications products. As a member of HomeGrid Forum they will share their insights and expertise in network delivery with Access equipment that provide symmetrical Gigabit bandwidth for longer distances over Coax or Copper wiring. As a specialist in carrier grade telecommunication, Positron Access Solutions creates products which can increase bandwidth delivery and distance to read more

Doka boosts construction site safety with Xsafe Catch Fan
31.08.2022 With its new Xsafe Catch Fan, Doka is redefining the benchmark for construction site safety. The system impresses as an innovative safety solution and scores with less workforce necessary for assembly and application. Falling material, tools, or debris are a considerable risk on construction sites. While existing systems on the market require time-consuming assembly, Doka provides a safe, high-quality catch fan system, which can be deployed and re-positioned in just a few simple steps and in significantly reduced time. read more

Florida manatees gain ‘lift’ from Shuttlelift SCD09 industrial crane
31.08.2022 To support its successful manatee care and rehabilitation program, ZooTampa has purchased a new Shuttlelift SCD09 carrydeck crane, replacing an older Shuttlelift crane that served the program's staff for over 20 years. These increasingly threatened, gentle sea mammals have endured habitat loss, dangers such as cold stress and red tide poisoning, and many are hit by boats navigating Florida waters, sometimes leading to animal fatalities. ZooTampa's David A. Straz, Jr. Manatee Critical Care Center has looked after more than 500 seriously injured, read more

Building bridges with solution expertise and modular systems
31.08.2022 Customer-oriented planning and services combined with coordinated modular systems form the basis for developing formwork and scaffolding solutions that are suitable for almost any site requirements, including complex infrastructure projects. Experienced PERI engineers assisted with the construction of the Filstal Bridge, bringing their extensive solution expertise to bear. The 485 m long Filstal Bridge is part of the new high-speed Wendlingen-Ulm railway line. At a height of 85 m, it is one of the highest railway bridges in Germany, connecting read more

New 18V MultiVolt Cordless Heat Gun from Metabo HPT
30.08.2022 The Pro Preferred Brand of Pneumatic Nailers*, Metabo HPT announced the latest addition to its cordless system with the 18V MultiVolt Heat Gun (model RH18DAQ4). Packed with features, this heat gun is part of the expanding MultiVolt System of 18V and 36V power tools from Metabo HPT. As an 18V bare tool, the user can decide to GO lighter by using an 18V battery or GO longer with the flexible 18V/36V MultiVolt battery to double the runtime per charge for more power on the go. The LCD backlit display on top of this cordless heat gun read more

exhibitions and other events

GaLaBau 2022: eager anticipation of industry reunion
01.09.2022 The 24th round of GaLaBau, the leading international fair for urban green and open spaces, that will take place at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 14 to 17 September 2022. Around 1,100 exhibiting companies, service providers and organisations from 34 countries will showcase their innovations in 14 exhibition halls of GaLaBau 2022. The theme of the trade fair is "Working together for a climate-friendly future": The Green-Blue Path at the venue puts the spotlight on various approaches and ideas relating to climate protection. At the exhibitor stands, but also in the accompanying supporting programme, visitors will find about new and innovative products and solutions for gardening, landscaping and the construction and maintenance of sports grounds, playgrounds and golf courses. read more

Expo Real: Exhibitor number up 50 percent
22.08.2022 Getting information, exchanging ideas and networking are more important today than ever before—and for the real estate industry to do so, Expo Real, the international trade fair for real estate and investment from October 4 to 6 in Munich, is the most important platform. This is reflected by the considerably increased number of exhibitors. Also the varied conference program will offer orientation in challenging times. "After many companies' reluctance to exhibit in the past two years due to the pandemic, the desire for information and exchange in the real estate industry is high. We can thus look forward to more than 1,900 exhibitors at Expo Real 2022—50 percent more than in 2021 read more

Trade fair innovations powered by electricity
20.07.2022 Zero-emission operation is one of the major trends in the construction machinery industry. Here's a first glimpse at the new products expected at bauma. The world's leading trade fair for construction machinery, building material and mining machines as well as construction vehicles and equipment will be held from October 24 to 30 at the Munich trade fair site. To reduce greenhouse gas emissions in keeping with climate protection goals, more and more construction machinery and vehicles are being developed with electric drives. Other advantages are also driving this trend. read more

Powtech 2022: Mix of innovation and dialogue
13.07.2022 The mix of numerous innovations and expert-to-expert dialogue makes Powtech the networking and knowledge platform for process technicians and engineers. Decision-makers and buyers will find competent advice here for their investment decisions. From 27 to 29 September 2022, trade visitors will experience the latest equipment and systems for mechanical processes for the processing, analysis and handling of powder, granulate and bulk solids in four halls, including the state-of-the-art Hall 3A. This year's trade fair duo, Powtech and Fachpack, expects over 1,600 exhibitors from Europe - around 500 of whom will be exhibiting at Powtech in the field of mechanical processing technology and analysis. read more

industry news

Vinci Energies acquires major portion of IT services business of Kontron AG (formerly S&T AG)
11.08.2022 Vinci Energies has signed an agreement to acquire a major portion of the IT services business of Kontron AG - formerly S&T AG, a leading player in the field of IoT products in Europe. read more

Vinci awarded contract for the Penlink project in north Auckland, New Zealand
08.07.2022 Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency have appointed HEB Construction, a Vinci Construction subsidiary based in New Zealand, as part of the consortium formed with Fulton Hogan, Aurecon, Tonkin + Taylor, for the design and construction of the Penlink project in north Auckland. The Penlink project will provide a vital connection in the region that will provide better, safer and more reliable transport options. The contract is an "Alliance" type, creating an integrated team including the designer-constructor consortium and Waka Kotahi. read more

BAM to sell Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau to ZECH Building
21.06.2022 Royal BAM Group nv has reached agreement on the sale of the shares of the German operating company Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau to ZECH Building SE, in which all construction activities of the Zech Group are bundled. read more

Urban Control to receive D4i certification for cellular lighting controller
21.06.2022 Urban Control, the leading smart city solutions provider, announced that its Urban Node 324 Cellular IoT LED streetlight luminaire controller has become the world's first NB-IoT and LTE-M lighting controller to receive D4i certification from the DALI Alliance. D4i is an industry-wide standard that enables smart, connected luminaries. read more

EWF celebrates 30 years as a key player on the manufacturing transformation
21.06.2022 2022 is a major milestone in the life of EWF, as it marks its thirtieth anniversary. EWF celebrates this year a journey that is tightly interconnected with some of the most important moments in the history of manufacturing. Its inception happened when companies across Europe realised that, in order to be able to continue competing at the leading edge of innovation and leverage evermore complex materials for their products, read more

Saffron Housing choose Simpson Associates to design & deliver Azure Data Platform solution
21.06.2022 Simpson Associates, leading Data Analytics consultancy, have been chosen by Saffron Housing Trust to design and deliver their Microsoft Azure Data Platform. Saffron, a housing association focused on affordable and specialist housing for older and vulnerable adults, first engaged with Simpson Associates on a scoping exercise read more

Ramboll in Germany welcomes new Country Market Director for Energy
23.05.2022 Former Head of Key Account Management Power Utilities at Siemens Energy, Alexander Kotschi, stepped into his new position as Country Market Director for Energy in Germany at Ramboll on 1 May. With a background in the power utilities sector at Siemens and experience with the transition to renewable technologies, Alexander Kotschi is a strong addition to the German Energy team leading the green energy transition. He will continue the innovative work on Power-to-X, energy from waste, district energy and much more. read more

BAM re-appointed to Government’s health framework for England
31.03.2022 BAM has been re-appointed to Crown Commercial Service's (CCS) £9 billion healthcare capital projects framework for England - ProCure23 (P23). P23 is the fourth generation of NHS England and NHS Improvement's route to market for the provision of design and construction services to NHS capital projects. P23 supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2020/21, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits equal to £2.04 billion - supporting world-class public services that offer best value for taxpayers. read more

Skanska Commercial Property Development divests Epic in Malmö, Sweden
31.03.2022 Skanska Commercial Property Development has divested the office building Epic in Malmö, Sweden, to Skanska Investment Properties for about SEK 750M. The internal transaction has no effect on the cash flow and will be recorded in the first quarter 2022. The transfer will take place immediately. The office property Epic consists of two buildings with a total leasable area of approximately 12,000 square meters. The property, which is developed and built by Skanska, was completed in 2020 and is fully let. Among the tenants are Verisure, Spaces, Baker Tilly, Delphi, Web Manuals, Sproud and LoCali. read more

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