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Teletrac Navman: construction companies plan to increase fleet size

Teletrac Navman: construction companies plan to increase fleet size

This week, Teletrac Navman, a global software-as-a-service provider that leverages location-based technology for GPS fleet tracking and fleet management solutions, released findings from its first Telematics Benchmark Report: Global Construction Edition. The survey, which provides a view of telematics trends affecting the global construction market, found managing costs (46%), growing revenue (30%) and business expansion (26%) were top business challenges, as …

Advancing crane geometry data

Advancing crane geometry data

Konecranes wants to make its cranes safer and optimise a machine’s service life. To do that, it has enhanced its CraneQ geometric survey, which the company says will provide crane users with the most accurate data on the geometry of their cranes, helping them become proactive instead of reactive. Launched in May, the CraneQ geometric …

Versatile microtunnelling at minimal risk

Versatile microtunnelling at minimal risk

With a variety of microtunnelling methods and systems to choose from, it is important that you select the right technique to suit your individual site and project specifications. For contractors, it is crucial to work with a machine that is versatile and able to manage a wide range of ground conditions, with a variety of …

Scaling heights in Vietnam

Scaling heights in Vietnam

Despite major fluctuations in the global economy in 2016, Vietnam, the breathtakingly beautiful Southeast Asian nation on the South China Sea, is experiencing a 6% per year growth of its economy. Tower crane manufacturer Linden Comansa says over the last five years, there have certainly been some ups and down but the outlook for the …

Latest developments on ISO 45001

Latest developments on ISO 45001

The world’s first occupational health and safety international standard is currently being developed. It will help your organisation provide a safe and healthy workplace for your workers and other people, prevent deaths, work-related injury and ill-health, as well as continually improve OH&S performance. The results of the ballot on ISO 45001 were recently announced and …

Building health: why do we wait until it is too late to ask for help?

Building health: why do we wait until it is too late to ask for help?

Why do we wait until it is too late to ask for help? This was the problem statement I was asked to deliver as part of the inaugural University of New England (UNE) Smart Region Incubator Augmentation (Hackathon) event held recently at the UNE Smart Farm near Armidale. A hackathon is a design sprint-like event …

An investment in next gen crushing tech boosts safety and efficiency

An investment in next gen crushing tech boosts safety and efficiency

Located in the Adelaide suburb of Seacliff Park, Boral’s Linwood quarry is positioned within one of South Australia’s most important sources of hard rock. Quarrying started here more than 130 years ago, when in 1882 the quarry was first operated to supply limestone to the nearby Brighton Cement works. Boral, Australia’s largest building and construction …

Proximity warning system saving construction lives

Proximity warning system saving construction lives

Last week, Inside Construction turned its attention to the inherent dangers found on construction sites and how accident avoidance technology is helping. We continue to cast our eye on on-site safety, this time, looking at a proximity warning system. The BodyGuard’s i-Tag proximity warning system is a locally developed product that has been on the …

First in, best dressed

First in, best dressed

In our second instalment of the all-new High on cranes section, Cranes and Lifting speaks to Quick Access, an early adopter that has taken delivery of a number of firsts in Victoria, including the Genie SX-180 self-propelled boom lift. Family-owned Quick Access Rental and Training has been in the elevated work platform sector for three …

Case study: an efficient solution for trenching rock

Case study: an efficient solution for trenching rock

Grant Nykiel operates Port Vincent Landscapes, an earthmoving and excavation business located on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula. “We provide services for septic, electricity and water on rural properties as well as preparation for house pads and general excavation associated with home sites”, said Nykiel. “The terrain in which we operate consists of limestone rock which …

     

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