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New UAV saves 75% of time gathering data

New UAV saves 75% of time gathering data

Identified Technologies is a company focused on increasing project visibility and team productivity with drones for the construction industry and others. It’s just upgraded its Boomerang UAV solution to significantly reduce time spent on data gathering. The company’s CEO Dick Zhang spoke to Inside Construction about the software program SiteIQ, combined with its Boomerang drone, as being …

Building health: wilderness therapy

Building health: wilderness therapy

Heard of the phrase? No? Neither had I until recently when I took a group of clients on an off-the-grid hiking trip in Canada. We travelled to the alpine coast mountains, 12 hours north west of Vancouver in British Columbia. We went to Nuk Tessli, which is owned by Doran Erel, the 45th person ever and …

Tadano gains ground in Thailand

Tadano gains ground in Thailand

Tadano’s first direct in Thailand was in 2012, when it set up its manufacturing subsidiary. This year, to respond to the needs of the Thai market, the Japanese crane manufacturer has set up a joint venture with its Thai truck loader crane distributor Italthai Industrial Co., Ltd. (ITI), effective from May 2017. Known as as …

Cold recycling with foamed bitumen - a pioneering formula

Cold recycling with foamed bitumen – a pioneering formula

Resource-saving technologies are in greater demand than ever before. The Wirtgen cold recycling process has been proving its credentials for many years and already meets the demands of tomorrow. Roads that are subjected to continuous and heavy traffic often show signs of damage that extend down to the road base. To eliminate this damage, the …

Intel insight: data is the new oil

Intel insight: data is the new oil

In giant letters the words ‘data is the new oil’ flashed above Intel CEO Brian Krzanich’s head shortly after he took the stage at the International Drone Conference and Exposition (InterDrone) in Las Vegas last week. The phrase is integral for understanding not only Intel’s new role as a drone company, but also why construction companies …

Asia's massive infrastructure needs offer opportunities for Australia

Asia’s massive infrastructure needs offer opportunities for Australia

In this article, Chris Heathcote, CEO of the Global Infrastructure Hub, examines the potential this infrastructure demand will have for the Australian construction sector. For anyone familiar with the daily traffic snarls in Australia’s major cities, the debate over infrastructure planning and spending is often frustrating and heated. But while the challenges facing town planners …

Digitalisation in the aggregates industry - what does it all mean?

Digitalisation in the aggregates industry – what does it all mean?

The Australian aggregates industry provides the materials for Australia’s infrastructure, including our roads, railways, bridges, ports, airports and engineering construction projects. It is estimated to generate around $7 billion and employs 18,000 Australians directly and a further 80,000 indirectly. In this exclusive interview, Inside Construction (IC) speaks with Metso’s Giuseppe Campenelli (GC), global vice president – life …

Towering achievement for Sydney Metro Northwest

Towering achievement for Sydney Metro Northwest

The two towers for Sydney Metro’s iconic cable-stayed railway bridge over Windsor Road at Rouse Hill were erected recently. The 270-metre bridge – the first of its type in Australia – is at the end of the four-kilometre skytrain. The bridge, being delivered for Transport for NSW by Salini Impregilo, was a design solution to …

Technology guiding the way

Technology guiding the way

The ability of a microtunnelling contractor to achieve accuracy is a critical factor in the success of an installation. In the past, this largely relied on the operator’s skill in the operation of the available equipment, but with new advances in technology, contractors have the tools available to assist them in achieving greater accuracy on …

Chinese enter golden age

Chinese enter golden age

The Japanese and Koreans took their shot at crane manufacturing in the 60s and 80s respectively and have had success that continues today. But now, one company is convinced the Chinese will soon become a force to be reckoned with. For more than four decades, Gleason Cranes has been selling both new and used cranes …

     

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