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The ROI of simulation-based heavy equipment operator training

The ROI of simulation-based heavy equipment operator training

In response to this, Drew Carruthers – construction & earthmoving product manager for CM Labs Simulation, conducted a webinar in order to demonstrate how industry-leading contractors generate ROI on their training simulators, and shows how one can measure the benefits before getting into the simulation-based training space. “I’ve been in the simulation-based training business for …

Musk's plans for O'Hare Express Project anything but boring

Musk’s plans for O’Hare Express Project anything but boring

Utilising a pair of tunnels carrying autonomous 16-passenger electromagnetically powered pods, the proposed transit system will travel at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour (161km/h) and cut the travels times between the city and Chicago’s largest international airport down to just 12 minutes. More than 20,000 people travel between O’Hare and the city …

How to move construction equipment

How to move construction equipment

Moving construction equipment sounds like a tedious and arduous task, but it’s actually quite simple. There are many types of machinery out there, all of which are generally expensive and require careful handling when in transit. For every piece of machinery, there is a mode of transportation that can take it to its destination. Here …

Amazing technology isn't just on the roads - it's building them too

Amazing technology isn’t just on the roads – it’s building them too

Conplant is Australia’s largest compaction specialist and since 1961 the company has been providing compaction solutions for all sizes of government and private business with a national fleet of more than 850 rollers. Conplant is also a great example that old dogs can learn new tricks with the company developing a number of new technologies …

The latest advancements in stormwater management

The latest advancements in stormwater management

Sending stormwater down the drain should be simple. With the combination of gravity and smart infrastructure design, the process usually is. But on an excavation area, site operators have a responsibility – and legal obligation – to manage the flow of storm water and look after the local environment. Many excavation projects take place below …

Hadrian X construction robot complete

Hadrian X construction robot complete

As contemplated in the Hadrian X Programme Update completion of mechanical assembly means the Hadrian X is now ready for extensive testing of its functionality over the next several months. Commenting on the completion of assembly, CEO Mike Pivac said: “This represents the start of a very important phase for FBR, where we’ll get the …

Building the world's largest airport

Building the world’s largest airport

After just three years of construction, the world’s biggest airport (measured by passenger numbers) is set to go into operation in 2018, initially with two runways, expanding to three by 2019 and, by the end of the project in 2028, to six. The İstanbul Yeni Havalimanı, to give the “New Istanbul Airport” its official name, …

Two Linden Comansa luffing-jibs tower over Bangkok

Two Linden Comansa luffing-jibs tower over Bangkok

The highly anticipated mixed-use project is being built by construction company Italian-Thai Development PLC (ITD), who counted on the support of the two luffing-jib cranes, were supplied the machines by Linden Comansa’s Thailand distributor Smart. With almost 269m in height and 52 floors, the Super Luxury tower will be the shorter of the two towers. …

     

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