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Manitowoc and Kobelco part ways

Manitowoc and Kobelco part ways

At the end of May, Manitowoc and Kobelco announced that they will not be renewing their OEM supply agreement.

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Bendable concrete, with a design inspired by seashells, can make US infrastructure safer and more durable

Bendable concrete, with a design inspired by seashells, can make US infrastructure safer and more durable

Spring construction season is underway, and many tons of concrete will be used in the coming months. Unfortunately, concrete is a brittle material: Placed under stress, it cannot bend very far before it fractures. Some pavements that are being poured now will crack within a few years and require expensive repairs. New concrete will be mixed, and the cycle will start again.

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Australia's Robotics Roadmap set to transform the construction industry

Australia's Robotics Roadmap set to transform the construction industry

Australia's very first Robotics Roadmap, recently launched at Parliament House, is set to benefit the construction industry through guiding and supporting the development of critical new robotic technology.

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Infrastructure spending must keep pace with expanding needs: RBA

Infrastructure spending must keep pace with expanding needs: RBA

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has dismissed the notion that infrastructure spending will be the country's next 'engine of growth', picking up where the mining boom left off.

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Five deadly construction sites

Five deadly construction sites

Modern technology has revolutionised many aspects of modern life, including the efficiency and safety of construction sites around the world.

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SMEs confidence in construction is higher than ever

SMEs confidence in construction is higher than ever

The latest Westpac-Melbourne Institute SME (small and medium sized enterprises) Index shows that confidence in the construction sector (up 136.8%) is the highest at the moment, in stark contrast to 12-months ago when confidence was just below neutral (99.7%).

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Conventional expansion joints a thing of the past in bridge construction?

Conventional expansion joints a thing of the past in bridge construction?

Expansion joints are a fact of life whether you're building a rail line, a building facade or a bridge.

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The latest advancements in stormwater management

The latest advancements in stormwater managementLock icon2

Land excavation is a routine task in the construction industry. Managing storm water is a crucial part of the job and if not done properly, it can spell disaster for the company and local environment. Luckily, advancements in storm water management technology have successfully made excavation more eco-friendly.

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Access equipment specialist United crowned Best Rental Company

Access equipment specialist United crowned Best Rental Company

Leading national access equipment specialist United Forklift and Access Solutions has been crowned 2018 Rental Company of the Year by the Australian Hire and Rental Industry Association (HRIA).

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Hadrian X construction robot complete

Hadrian X construction robot completeLock icon2

Robotic technology company Fastbrick Robotics Limited recently announced that mechanical assembly of Hadrian X, an advanced construction robot is complete.

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