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Managing the machines behind Australia's infrastructure

Managing the machines behind Australia’s infrastructure

Kobelco sits in the leading three brands for Australian construction excavator sales, with retail sales of Kobelco excavators during 2017 reaching over 1,000 units across Australia and New Zealand. This is significant for a construction machinery brand that exclusively specialises in excavators. In July 2017, Kobelco welcomed new managing director Paul Torrington,who said that the …

Enerpac launch cordless pump-and-puller combination

The new go-anywhere Enerpac cordless pump and sync grip puller combo offers powerful safety and efficiency. The highly portable combination incorporates new Enerpac SG hydraulic pullers in capacities up to 45 tonnes, actuated by go-anywhere XC cordless pumps that offer the performance capabilities of an electric or pneumatic powered pump with the convenient portability of a hand pump.  “The …

Trimble to acquire Viewpoint

Trimble to acquire Viewpoint

The acquisition of the construction management software provider will expand the company’s addressable market and enhance revenue growth. Trimble recently announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Viewpoint from Bain Capital in an all-cash transaction valued at $1.2 billion. Viewpoint is highly complementary to Trimble’s e-Builder business, and will extend Trimble’s …

LiftWerx and Siemens Gamesa announce up-tower lifting device

LiftWerx and Siemens Gamesa announce up-tower lifting device

The RotorHook will have a much wider array of lifting capabilities as compared to other up-tower cranes, which currently exist in the market, and has the ability to perform major corrective repairs on nearly all major turbine brands. It will eliminate the need to use a large conventional crane, easily mobilised to project sites in …

International law firm comments on the 2018 Federal infrastructure budget

International law firm comments on the 2018 Federal infrastructure budget

“Despite the political backlash, and irrespective of whether the budget represents a decrease in spending on previous years, in absolute terms Australia’s Federal budget for 2018-19 is a healthy infrastructure budget,” Karasavidis said. Coupled with strong state government appetite for, and commitments to, infrastructure spend, we see no slowing down in activity in the sector …

Ensuring best practice and standards for lifting equipment engineers: LEEA

Ensuring best practice and standards for lifting equipment engineers: LEEA

LEEA CEO Dr Ross Moloney, who recently visited Australia to meet with members and industry representatives, told Inside Waste he is in the country to promote LEEA initiatives and guidance, as well as convey to end users of lifting equipment in all industrial sectors why it is important to be working with LEEA members. According Moloney, LEEA …

Case study: transforming projects through IT systems

Case study: transforming projects through IT systems

Multiplex is one of the world’s leading construction companies. With over 5000 employees and US$4 billion (AU$5.32 billion) in revenue, it has completed over 1000 large-scale projects since 196, including commercial, sports and healthcare, in Europe, Canada, Australia, the Middle East and India. After a review of its information technology systems, the company realised it …

All buildings talk. It's time we started listening

All buildings talk. It’s time we started listening

That’s because in 2018, we are in a nationwide transport infrastructure boom: Sydney is building metro, light rail and motorways as part of a $72.7 billion infrastructure budget for the next four years; Melbourne has its metro expansion and highway upgrades; Perth has its Metronet expansion; Brisbane has its own Metro and the Cross River …

UK's largest flat-top crane working on Heathrow Airport hotel project

UK’s largest flat-top crane working on Heathrow Airport hotel project

Operating tower cranes close to airports requires careful planning due to height restrictions, among other things, and the cranes may only be erected at the maximum height permitted by the aviation authority, which requests that nothing be more than 62m. The modified tower crane will be lifting heavy pre-fabricated modules of up to 13.2t during …

A fresh grip at 90

A fresh grip at 90

The project entailed replacing the surface and binder courses. This demanding job was handled by plants and machinery of the Wirtgen Group. While Wirtgen cold milling machines created a level base true to line and level through precision milling, a mixing plant from Benninghoven and paving technology from Vögele ensured the high quality of the …

     

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