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Three ways to get the best deal on your heavy equipment trailer

Trailers are as essential as the equipment they carry. Here are three tips on finding the best heavy equipment trailer for your needs, at the right price

Replacing construction vehicles: to rent or to buy?

With the economy showing signs of recovery, companies are looking to replace older equipment, but they face the choice of whether to purchase outright or lease. Toolwatch's Dan Kafka investigates the pros and cons of both options

Lafarge and Holcim in merger of equals

Construction giants form LafargeHolcim in move which sees building materials suppliers immediately positioned in 90 countries

Cementing sustainability

Construction Digital examines a new product aimed at tackling the concrete wastage problem and providing a simple and efficient way to make use of leftover product

Building materials of the future

These innovative materials and techniques have the potential to change the face of construction and engineering, and some sooner than you might think

Which hand tool are you? Infographic

Take the Myers Briggs Personality Hand Tool Matchup test and find out if you are more of a sledgehammer or a hand file

Death by crane costs contractor £250,000

Bouygues UK Ltd ordered to pay fines and costs for safety failures after worker was crushed by a wayward crane in high winds in 2008

Speedy Services constructing a safer industry

The 'Safety from the Ground Up' campaign has received widespread industry praise for its approach to tackling some of the major risks involved in construction

Six reasons to rent, not buy, lifting equipment

Brendan Thomas, Vice President of Business Development at Lifting Gear Hire, argues the case for renting over buying

Atlas RFID Solutions launches new active RFID tag

Company worked with RFID technology vendor Omni-ID to design hardware based on experience with industrial construction clients, designed specifically for harsh environments

Designs on finding the best software solutions

Design software plays an integral role in the construction process and with such a wide range of solutions available on the market today, Construction Digital has selected some of the best

Top 10 health and safety essentials

HSE specialists Safety World list the vital equipment that can save your life in what can be a hazardous working environment

Masternaut offers remote monitoring

The new service for commercial cranes and heavy lifting equipment uses the telematics provider's contactless CANbus connectivity to stream accurate data live from the vehicle or crane unit

Speedy announces Denholm Kazakhstan joint venture

Partners will provide asset management and equipment rental services to the extensive oil & gas sector in Kazakhstan

Aggregates sales volumes suggest industry growth

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has released third quarter figures suggesting solid recovery in the construction sector

Chicago Pneumatic revamps concrete equipment range

Global equipment manufacturer announces varied new concrete equipment line with the aim of covering every step of a job

Augmenting the industry's reality

We are on the verge of a revolution in wearable technology. Pioneering hands-free devices are moving out of sci-fi movies and into our everyday lives, and the industry is perfectly suited to reap the benefits.

MEWP fatalities up 65 percent

The first half of 2013 saw a large increase in the number of fatalities relating to the use of mobile elevating work platforms, with the US accounting for almost half of the total.

Building Code Digital Application builds industry trust

New digital applications that help contractors stay on top of building code regulations have been released to the benefit of the industry

Healthy on-site hearing

Keep on top of your employee's aural aptitude with the right advice on how to implement best practice when it comes to on-site hearing

Heavy construction equipment market to reach $195bn

The rapid expansion of the market over the next five years is down to an estimated compound annual growth rate of 8.3 percent, according to global market research and consultants MarketsandMarkets

IBM first choice for SmartCities suppliers

Leading technology solutions provider IBM is the first port of call for tech infrastructure when it comes to designing smartcities

Continued development creates new construction technology for offshore markets

New Zealand based company believes it has the solution to modular flooring systems that could be used worldwide

Keeping tabs on time with new construction App

A new mobile App allows foremen and superintendents to record entire time cards on a convenient smart phone setting

Eurozone construction faces sharp decline

A new report suggests that the construction crisis in the Eurozone is deepening as more countries are pulled into the mire

SeaOrbiter puts sea exploration back on the agenda

Construction will start this November on an ambitious ocean liner which is out of this world

Cut emmissions with one simple solar solution

UK Company devises a way for consumers and contractors to cut emmisions and save money on the job

Pentalver launch bespoke service for Biomass Sector

UK company to offer Biomass services in line with government energy targets

Mobile Field Inspection App a hit with industry

A multi platform workforce app is set to save energy and money for industry professionals in the most recent of a wave of time-saving mobile innovations

Saint-Gobain PVC sale in the pipeline

A large French construction firm has confirmed the sale of its Pipe and Foundations business to an American contractor

Wood innovation makes a splash at heritage site

An innovative wood technology has been rolled out in a construction project in Italy under the guise of a UNESCO world heritage initiative

A (print) preview of the future

Some say it has been overhyped, others believe it will pave the way to a utopian housing future, but just how much of an impact will 3d printing have on construction?

Is 2013 the Year of the Tablet in Construction?

From dentistry to hoteliers, the tablet has been employed in all walks of business, is it finally time for the technological titan to breach the construction trade?

Life cycle assessment just got easier

Internationally, life cycle assessment is becoming the most rapidly adopted method for reducing environmental and financial impacts of buildings, with 2013 tipped as the year of LCA for the built environment writes Alex Bruce from eTool

Timber giant announces major export deal

Expert timber producer for the construction industry, BSW, has signed a lucrative deal with Eastern trade hubs

Sustainability pioneers Kebony embrace EU legislation

Cool Earth supports Kebonization process in efforts to reduce deforestation

Construction takes cloud technology under its wing

Cloud computing company Box has announced a partnership with Gehry Technologies to improve collaboration around BIM 3D models

Cutting edge glass installed in the Empire State Building

An innovative and much coveted 'scuff and scratch free' glass has been installed in the Empire State Building

Plasma technology gives waste a new role

Advanced Plasma Power has formulated a tried and tested method for sustainably removing commercial waste and employing it into new fuels, writes Bethan Halls

The CAT that got the cream

Despite the tumultuous economic conditions across much of the world last year, Caterpillar Inc has announced record sales during 2012 and a 10 percent rise in revenue from the year before

Home automation products: a 2013 success story

New analysis from Frost and Sullivans suggests a large hike in the revenue generated by home automation products is on the horizon

New Siltbuster unit set to storm UK Concrete Show 2013

After being best in show last year, Siltbuster has produced a new unit to ensure the success continues at 2013's Concrete Show

SAGEglass keeps a bright tint on Arizona

SageGlass is the latest building innovation to hit commercial construction in the USA, and it is making a splash in Arizona

Accoya helps restore iconic windmill

An landmark close to Israeli hearts has been given a makeover by Accoya Wood

More progress on the green deal

The government has moved a step closer to its 'regulatory milestone' of enforcing green standards in new homes built in the United Kingdom

Zoomilon gets on top in Bauma China

Leading Crane manufacturers Zoomilon are hoping that the RT 100 range of modern and adaptable units will make a splash at the notoriously competitive Bauma show in China this year

New modular solutions to simplify elevator solutions

There is a new way around the age-old problem of constructing elevator shafts within complex buildings, and Modular Elevator Manufacturing may have the answer, writes founder Tom Shield

Corrosion inhibitors make steely splash in UAE

New structural support methods mean that decaying steel within complex structures may be a thing of the past

As winter rolls in, the socks roll out

Workforce socks are designed to be the toughest, sturdiest and most comfortable in the market.

New machinery to boost Tanzania's construction sector

Construction equipment dealership Mantrac Tanzania is hoping delivery of a new range of Caterpillar backhoe loaders will be useful to the country's development activities

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