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2016 has been another tough year for our industry, with a reported slowing for total construction investment in 2015-16 of -9.8% versus a forecast of -2.4% given last year.
Of course, this is the figure for total construction however, there were pockets, which continued to show strong growth, namely multi-level apartment construction, which was up 18.6%. The good news is that the 2016-17 forecast is for positive growth at 4.6%, driven mainly by infrastructure-related engineering works with road and rail leading the way. Read more
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The highest bridge on the Hamilton section of the Waikato Expressway, the Kay Road Bridge, opened to traffic recently, providing a key connection to Hamilton’s north-east suburbs.
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The group behind the Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project has won the Built Environment category in this year’s Premier Sustainability Awards.
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Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology will be launching eight new aerial work platform (APW) models, all of which promise to deliver reliability, simplicity and efficiency, as well designed to meet worldwide standards, with special attention to safety and user comfort.
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Iowa Mold Tooling (IMT) have introduced its new 42684 hydraulic loader, its largest loader crane to date, during the 2018 Gypsum Management Supply (GMS) Expo in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Australia’s construction pipeline remains strong, with 1,926 new construction projects reported for September, and the value of new commercial construction projects for September estimated to be $32 billion, which is the highest monthly figure since July 2013.
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National Crane has developed a tractor-mounted version of its popular NBT30H-2, the NBT30H-2 TM, which is a 30-tonne machines that was created as a response to the company’s Voice of the Customer feedback program.
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A major infrastructure project in Sydney has leveraged the benefits of Yale Ergo 360 ratchet lever hoists, suited to pulling, securing and lifting, featuring manufacturer Columbus McKinnon’s (CM) patent-pending crank handle.
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COMANSA is adding two more models to its already wide range of luffing-jib cranes and will launch them officially at the upcoming Bauma China trade show, to be held in Shanghai from November 27 to 30.
In this article Matthew Coad, executive general manager – solutions, Upstream speaks exclusively to Inside Construction about how construction companies can be more efficient during this construction boom.