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Construction equipment sales show further growth in Q2 2018

Retail sales of construction and earthmoving equipment in the UK market grew by 3.8% in the second quarter of 2018, compared with the same period in 2017, according to the UK equipment statistics exchange. * This continues the trend of a slowing rate of quarterly growth this year compared with… Read more »

MILWAUKEE (August 2, 2018) – Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the way the construction industry does business. After years of hype, the technology is finally here and can boost productivity, safety and other critical aspects of business success. An AI system can enable such services as predictive maintenance, which multiples… Read more »

Organisers of the largest construction event in the Middle East reveal growth in both number and value of Dubai hospitality projects in 2018. 27 months to the grand opening of Dubai’s Expo, construction activities are speeding up. The goal is to deliver additional hotel rooms and infrastructure to accommodate the… Read more »

Apprenticeships continue to rise in the consciousness of the nation and are widely regarded as crucial to redressing the engineering skills gap. For many young people they are a great way into work and offer a fantastic career without the worry of a student loan and debt. More and more… Read more »

Technology is helping contractors gather data at the jobsite to make more informed decisions, improving productivity, safety and the bottom line. So which technologies are deemed some of the hottest on the jobsite now? Industry insiders point to drones, lasers and wearables, to name a few. The Association of Equipment… Read more »

In the U.S., and globally, skilled jobs are the hardest to fill, according to Manpower Group. That’s no surprise to construction companies. However, if it’s difficult now, what can contractors expect to deal with a decade from now? Companies unwilling or unable to effectively attract, engage and retain their workforce… Read more »

It has been said, We are what we repeatedly do. Workers do not purposely disregard safety rules and warnings, but it is easy to get distracted, to become complacent, even with training. Technology aids are great, and product engineers work hard to design out hazards, but safety awareness is the… Read more »

CECE and most of the major European construction industry associations have joined forces to draft and agree on “The European Construction Industry Manifesto for Digitalisation”, which is released today. The Manifesto calls for strong political leadership from the EU, an appropriate regulatory framework on data policy and budgetary focus on… Read more »

TOP 10 Issues Shaping Mining in 2018

As commodity prices enjoy another bull run, how is the mining industry reacting to change? Professional services firm Deloitte Global identified 10 key trends facing the industry in their recent Tracking the Trends report. Here Deloitte’s Global Leader of Mining Phil Hopwood explains more. The last decade has been a… Read more »

AEM Elects Caterpillar Executives to Board of Directors, CE Sector Board

MILWAUKEE (June 6, 2018) – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has elected Philip Kelliher, Vice President Americas & Europe Distribution Services Division of Caterpillar Inc., to the AEM Board of Directors and Anthony Fassino, Vice President Building Construction Products Division of Caterpillar Inc., to the CE Sector Board to… Read more »