- January 20, 2017
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January 2017 Construction News Roundup
Between cutting-edge innovations and much-anticipated events, January suggests there’s a lot to look forward to in Construction this year…
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- Game-changer: Atlas Copco to Make “Industry-shaking” Move
- IBISWorld: Civil Construction to Flourish this Year
- Tutt Bryant Says Isuzu Offers “The Whole Package”
- BMD Construction Takes On New Challenge with Northshore Hamilton Upgrades
- Constructech Teams Up with Construction Leaders to Advance New Technology Initiative
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- Counting Down to Much-Anticipated Sydney Build Expo 2017
- Exciting New Software Highlight the 2017 World of Concrete
- Kubota Is At It Again with The Latest Addition of the KX033-4 Compact Excavator
- Volvo Breaks Down Barriers with a New and Improved Articulated Dump Truck
- Kubota Shows What It’s Made Of with the Their Enhanced KX080-4 Machine
1. Game-changer: Atlas Copco to Make “Industry-shaking” Move
Atlas Copco, an expert manufacturer of sustainable and innovative solutions in the vacuum, air treatment and mining, among other sectors, is set to carry out a crucial move that could have a major impact in the construction industry. According to reports, Atlas Copco is planning to sell Dynapac, their division for road construction equipment; citing the lack of economies of scale needed to become the first or second in this specific market segment. Get all the details at khl.com.
2. IBISWorld: Civil Construction to Flourish this Year
Researchers and analysts from IBISWorld, a leading global business intelligence leader that specialises in industry market research, predicted that the sectors of oil and gas extraction together with road and bridge construction will boom in 2017.
IBISWorld added that large transport infrastructure projects WestConnex in Sydney are set to drive a strong “push” in the road and bridge construction sector. Revenue here is set to grow by 27% in 2016/17 to approximately $20.1 billion. To know more about this multi-billion development, visit sourceable.net.
3. Tutt Bryant Says Isuzu Offers “The Whole Package”
Tutt Bryant—an established construction equipment hire company that has remained at the forefront of the industry for more than 75 years—chose Isuzu as their truck of choice for loading at depots and docks across Australia. According to Mick Collier, the company’s fleet maintenance manager; truck life, reliability, servicing, and re-sale value played a key role in their decision. Read more on how Isuzu got the nod of Tutt Bryant at ownerdriver.com.au.
4. BMD Construction Takes On New Challenge with Northshore Hamilton Upgrades
One of the country’s largest urban development organisations and now a major player in the national construction industry, BMD Construction, has recently been awarded the Northshore Hamilton precinct road infrastructure upgrades for Economic Development Queensland. After a competitive bid process, Northshore Hamilton has finally granted the company with project 2 of the $26 million upgrade to transform the largest waterfront urban renewal project in Queensland into a true Brisbane icon. For more details on the project, go to bmd.com.au.
5. Constructech Teams Up with Construction Leaders to Advance New Technology Initiative
Constructech, a trusted publication that features the latest products, companies, and market strategies in the construction and technology sectors, worked together with some of the industry’s most progressive construction professionals. This, in an effort to develop integrated technical solutions to address the shift in the sector’s technologies. As a result of this much-needed collaboration, the “Baseline to Build On Initiative” was created as a four-part series of events to answer questions regarding the leveraging of data in both the job site and the office. For more information about this initiative, visit forconstructionpros.com.
6. Counting Down to Much-Anticipated Sydney Build Expo 2017
The Sydney Build Expo 2017, Australia’s leading general construction expo, is set to bring in hundreds of international exhibitors together with notable speakers on March 30 and 31 at the Hordern Pavilion. After such a successful first year, Sydney Build Expo 2017 is set to offer the perfect opportunity to gain access to the newest and latest construction projects in Australia. In line with this, attendees also gets a chance to connect and network with thousands of international contractors, developers, architects, and other professionals. Read more on what to expect at the show: sydneybuildexpo.com.
7. Exciting New Software Highlight the 2017 World of Concrete
NoteVault, a frontrunner in developing innovative mobile solutions and software for construction project teams, kick starts the 2017 World of Concrete Conference in Las Vegas with their exciting innovations. Teams get to enjoy a more advanced NoteVault platform along with Crew! Crew! Is a new labor, materials, equipment (LME) tracking and productivity application. Both Crew! and NoteVault offer intuitive ease of use in the field that would enhance the overall efficiency in the job site. Read more about these amazing technological breakthroughs in marketwired.com.
8. Kubota Is At It Again with The Latest Addition of the KX033-4 Compact Excavator
Kubota Tractor Corporation, a world-renowned heavy equipment manufacturer, continue to be an unstoppable force with their KX033-4 compact excavator. This is the newest addition to the popular KX Series. From the engine to the cab, markets for the 3 to 4-tonne classes are sure to enjoy efficiency, stability, and comfort that only Kubota can deliver. Read more about this thrilling new equipment in constructionequipmentguide.com.
9. Volvo Breaks Down Barriers with a New and Improved Articulated Dump Truck
Volvo Construction Equipment, a respectable manufacturer of construction machinery, proved yet again why they are considered by many as a force to be reckoned with in the construction sector. The company just added a 45-tonne A45G articulated dump truck (ADT) to their much in-demand G Series. The latest ADT packs better features than its predecessor; for one, it has a powerful engine that can undoubtedly take on challenging tasks on the job site. For more information on this impressive dump truck, check out constructionequipment.com.
10. Kubota Shows What It’s Made Of with the Their Enhanced KX080-4 Machine
Kubota Tractor Corporation, a Japan-based heavy equipment manufacturer that has made notable distributions in the industry starts the year strong with the new and improved KX080-4a (Alpha) excavator. It is actually an enhanced version of the already popular KX080-4 8-tonne mini excavator, which is integrated with some of the latest technological advancements like an innovative 2-pump load sensing hydraulic system that can improve overall seamlessness of operations. To know more about the features of this mini excavator, visit mhwmagazine.co.uk.