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Caterpillar announces updates to the Cat PM300 Cold Planer series
28.03.2024 Today's Cat PM310, PM312 and PM313 Cold Planers feature multiple design enhancements that help to improve machine performance, operating comfort and milling power. The PM300 Series excels in small to medium applications where a compact, highly maneuverable machine with high production capabilities is required. The latest PM300 models integrate the Cat C9.3B engine that delivers an increase in gross power and more available torque, based on standard performance testing. Offering a gross power rating of 256 kW (343 hp), read more

New Potain MCR 625
28.03.2024 Manitowoc launched the Potain MCR 625 luffing jib tower crane. This heavy-duty crane is tailored to the unique demands of fast-expanding key markets across Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. It is a new design built at the Manitowoc factory in Zhangjiagang, China, but includes many features from the renowned MR 618, a popular crane in fleets across Europe and North America. The Potain MCR 625 combines the robustness of a heavy-duty luffing jib crane with a remarkably compact footprint to deliver exceptional performance in urban environments. read more

New 973 Rounds Out Updated Cat Track Loader Lineup
28.03.2024 A track loader is the one machine that can do it all – clear, load, dig, carry, fill and more – even in tough or slick ground conditions. The new Cat 973 Track Loader combines unmatched versatility with up to 10 percent better fuel efficiency, more productivity, cab improvements and optional Payload technology. The 275 hp (205 kW) crawler loader has an operating weight of 65,901 lb (29 892 kg) and replaces the 973K worldwide. It joins the 953 (160 hp/119 kW) and 963 (202 hp/151 kW) in the Cat track loader line. read more

OSLON Pure 1414 from ams OSRAM
28.03.2024 ams OSRAM announced a new addition to its OSLON Pure product family well known for its large color spectrum, durability and excellent lumen density: With OSLON Pure 1414, the latest generation of robust high-performance all-rounder LEDs is available from now on. Thanks to its small dimensions of only 1.4 mm x 1.4 mm, it is the most compact solution currently offered on the market. This makes it the perfect choice for indoor and retail lighting, for the special fields of architectural and stage lighting, as well as for medical applications. OSLON Pure 1414 read more

New Factory-Fitted Machine Control Solutions Launched
25.03.2024 JCB and Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, today announced that they are joining forces to offer factory-fitted 2D and 3D-ready semi-automated excavator control solutions. From March 2024, the solutions - known as INTELLIGRADE - will be available initially on the JCB 220X tracked excavator in the United Kingdom before being offered across the whole JCB X Series range in additional regions. Leica Geosystems 2D and 3D-ready machine control solutions are available with semi-auto configuration to enhance productivity, accuracy, and safety by read more

VIENNA TWENTYTWO: formwork and scaffolding from a single source
25.03.2024 VIENNA TWENTYTWO – one of Vienna's largest urban development projects – is being built in the 22nd district of Vienna's Donaustadt. Two diagonally positioned tower blocks and four low-rise buildings form a varied ensemble, not least thanks to tried- and-tested formwork and scaffolding solutions from Doka. The 15,000 m² site includes apartments and offices, as well as two hotels, shops and restaurants. VIENNA TWENTYTWO owes its distinctive look and striking skyline to internationally renowned Viennese architects Delugan Meissl Associated Architects. read more

Komatsu adds WX11 LHD to underground hard rock lineup
25.03.2024 Komatsu is excited to introduce to the global market the new WX11 LHD, a powerful, 11-tonne machine that offers best-in-class breakout force and best-in-class payload helping to maximize productivity and provide a lower total cost of ownership. The WX11 showcases Komatsu's commitment to providing underground hard rock miners with an exceptional load, haul and dump solution, integrating next-generation data management capabilities, operator ergonomics, intuitive controls and compliance with EU Stage V emission requirements. read more

Metabo HPT's new tools and accessories
23.03.2024 Metabo HPT launched new tools and accessories, the 36V MultiVolt 1/2" "High Power" Right Angle Drill, the 1-9/16" SDS Max Rotary Hammer plus the 21 degree and 30 degree extended magazines for cordless framing nailers. The Metabo HPT 36V MultiVolt 1/2" "High Power" Right Angle Drill Kit (D36DYA) and bare tool (D36DYAQ4) allow the end-user to get into tight out of the way spaces, anywhere that may be difficult to reach with a regular drill. For end-user comfort, the tool has a high center of gravity, 2-finger trigger design, is compact and light weight. read more

"Sense the power of light"
29.02.2024 "Sense the power of light": In line with this motto, ams OSRAM will showcase its cutting-edge technologies at Light + Building in Frankfurt am Main from March 3 to 8, 2024. At the trade fair, the focus will be on innovations from the fields of street lighting, building management, location within buildings, horticulture. The broad portfolio of innovative LEDs, spectral sensors and ambient light sensors is simply ideal for designing miniaturized and efficient solutions. Whether in working or home environments, customers thus benefit from a huge number of read more

exhibitions and other events

Transform & Beyond by Expo Real: Future topics all together in one place
09.04.2024 The real estate industry faces key challenges in view of the requirements for decarbonizing the property portfolio, digitalization and demographic changes. Transform & Beyond by EXPO REAL now provides an area dedicated to these future and transformation topics in Hall A3 of EXPO REAL, taking place in Munich from October 7 to 9, 2024. Transform & Beyond by Expo Rea is THE place at Expo Real that brings together the future topics of the construction and real estate industry. There is also a new design with different stand packages and individual stand spaces, panel participation, pitches, and special themed days. read more

Light + Building provides a stage for sustainability and efficiency in buildings
20.03.2024 2,169 exhibitors presented the latest developments in building technology and trends in innovative lighting design at Light + Building in Frankfurt am Main from 3 to 8 March 2024. Over 151, 000 visitors travelled to the world's leading trade fair for lighting and building-services technology. Buildings of tomorrow and inspiring lighting solutions reduce emissions and reuse raw materials. At Light + Building, the industry presented the digital and electrotechnical infrastructure for this and, on this basis, showcased solutions for dynamic power control, energy storage systems and applications for connected security. read more

Riken Yamamoto receives the 2024 Pritzker Architecture Prize
13.03.2024 The Pritzker Architecture Prize announces Riken Yamamoto, of Yokohama, Japan, as the 2024 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the award that is regarded internationally as architecture's highest honor. Yamamoto, architect and social advocate, establishes kinship between public and private realms, inspiring harmonious societies despite a diversity of identities, economies, politics, infrastructures, and housing systems. Deeply embedded in upholding community life, he asserts that the value of privacy has become an urban sensibility, when in fact, members of a community should sustain one another. read more

digitalBAU to take place for the third time in Cologne
06.02.2024 From February 20 to 22, 2024, at digitalBAU — the trade fair for digital solutions in the construction industry — more than 250 exhibitors will present their products from the field of digital planning, construction and operation. In addition to the the exhibition area there will be an extensive supporting program comprising a forum and conference program, innovation parcours, and guided tours. More than 250 exhibitors who will be presenting themselves at the Cologne trade fair grounds. read more

industry news

Chinese firm builds $2.4 billion power project in central Vietnam
20.03.2024 A joint venture between China's Huadian Group and Vietnam's Minh Quang Technology has proposed the development of a hydrogen production plant in combination with a 1,200 MW wind farm and an 800 MW solar farm in the central province of Quang Tri, with a total investment of nearly $2.4 billion. Investors will research the possibility of developing a plant to produce hydrogen through water electrolysis, along with storage sites, transportation, shared facilities, and related auxiliary systems. Other developments include a 1, 200 MW wind farm and an 800 MW solar power plant. The project will cost about $2.39 billion. read more

Putin to give start to building Moscow-St. Pete high-speed railway
20.03.2024 Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in the ceremony of launching construction of the Moscow-St.Petersburg high-speed railway (HSR) on March 14, 2024 via video link, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. read more

10 Design unveils plan for Yantian Old Market Town
15.03.2024 International architecture practice 10 Design (part of Egis' Architecture Line) has unveiled its latest winning proposal for the Yantian Old Market Town Urban Renewal Project in Shenzhen, China. Embracing Yantian Old Market Town's rich history and natural beauty, the design sets out a captivating blueprint for a world-class waterfront destination, as well as setting a new standard for sustainable coastal living. Nestled along the tranquil inner bay of Starling Inlet, Yantian Old Market Town boasts a prime waterfront location near Shenzhen's Yantian Container Terminal. read more

Chinese contractor to build soccer park in Guangzhou
15.03.2024 A Chinese state-owned construction contractor will build China's largest soccer park in Guangzhou on the site where struggling Chinese property developer China Evergrande Group was supposed to build its soccer stadium. China Construction Fourth Engineering Division won the engineering procurement construction contract to build the Guangzhou Football Park with a CNY2.4 billion (USD328 million) bid, the unit of China State Construction Engineering announced on its official WeChat account yesterday. read more

The consortium led by Strabag wins contract to build tunnels in Toronto
21.02.2024 Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have awarded a fixed-price contract of $255 million to Strabag Inc. to design, build and finance the second underground segment of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, which includes a 500-metre tunnel from east of Jane Street to Mount Dennis Station. read more

BAM delivers adjusted EBITDA of €304 million in 2023
20.02.2024 Over 2023, Royal BAM Group nv delivered a strong performance with an adjusted EBITDA of €304 million, reflecting a margin of 4.9 per cent. The liquidity position and order backlog are at a good level. BAM proposes to pay a dividend over the year 2023 of €0.20 per share. read more

Implenia wins large projects in Switzerland and Germany
07.02.2024 Implenia, Switzerland's leading construction and real estate service provider, has won two civil engineering projects in Switzerland, as well as new building construction contracts in Germany. Implenia's highly specialised teams will be able to make full use of their many years of experience and extensive expertise in the planning, coordination and implementation of challenging projects. In total, the contracts are worth more than CHF 110 million to Implenia. The "Niesen" joint venture, consisting of partners Walo Bertschinger AG, Kästli Bau AG, Weibel AG and Implenia, each with a share of 25%, has been awarded a contract by the Federal Roads Office (FEDRO) for the complete renovation of the N06 motorway between Thun Süd and Spiez. read more

Sports Boulevard launches Riyadh’s immersive cycling experience
07.02.2024 The Sports Boulevard has launched Riyadh's immersive cycling experience, RIYDE, in partnership with global technology company the pioneering virtual cycling simulator and sports technology innovator, to develop a cycling experience aimed at increasing fitness rates in Riyadh. The Sports Boulevard is one of Riyadh's mega projects launched on March 19th, 2019. The project extends more than 135km through a grid of safe green pathways for pedestrians, cyclists, athletes, and horse-riders. The project includes more than 4.4 million square meters of greenery and open spaces, and up to 50 multidisciplinary sports facilities. read more

Saudi Arabia unveiles plans for a luxury resort on decommissioned oil platforms
01.02.2024 Saudi Arabia has unveiled plans for a luxury resort on decommissioned oil platforms in the Persian Gulf, to be called “THE RIG.” THE RIG. is inspired by the design of offshore oil platforms, to celebrate the legacy and heritage of Saudi Arabia's long oil and gas history. The unique hospitality and adventure experience will span a gross floor area of over 300,000 square meters, located 40km from the coastline, near Al Juraid Island and Berri Oil Field in the Arabian Gulf. read more

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