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Plant, Equipment & Supplies News focuses on building products, excavation works, heavy machinery and the UK plant hire market. This section will give you an insight into the latest guides for how to handle machinery and how the construction equipment sector is coping in today's climate. From big firms like JCB and the most recent innovations in the industry the Plant, Equipment & Supplies News section has a range of articles for your viewing pleasure.

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Kier Highways Solutions to roll out new road emulsion sprayers: ‘Eden Sprayers’

Just in time for the upcoming surface dressing season, Kier Highways Solutions will be deploying four new road emulsion sprayers.
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How does the war in Ukraine affect UK construction projects?

The conflict in Ukraine is having significant and far-reaching economic consequences. Tom Duncan and Sadia McEvoy of law firm Ashurst examine how it will affect current and future UK construction projects.
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First construction and engineering firm in Ireland invests in JCB 525-60E electric telehandler

John Sisk & Son becomes the first construction and engineering firm in Ireland to invest in the JCB 525-60E electric telehandler.
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Ukraine-Russia war will cause tender price inflation in 2022

Mace's Market View report has forecast tender price inflation by 5.5% in 2022 due to Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine.
Sculpture cement

How collaboration helped make the Hope Sculpture cement free

Mike Mittendorfer, buildings associate at Ramboll, explores the technical challenges encountered during the creation of the Hope Sculpture cement free, and how collaboration was key to solving these issues.
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How will the Russia-Ukraine war increase costs of UK construction projects?

Henry Clarke, construction partner at Spencer West, explores how the Russia-Ukraine conflict will have a noticeable impact on the costs of UK construction projects, due to fuel inflation.
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First crane company in the world moves to Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil

Ainscough Crane Hire has become the first crane company in the world to commit to using Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuel across its entire fleet.
electric crawler cranes

First fully electric crawler cranes start work on HS2

HS2 has welcomed the UK's first fully electric crawler cranes to its construction sites as the project moves towards becoming diesel free.
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Mineral products sales saw double-digit growth in 2021

Mineral products sales of aggregates, concrete, asphalt and mortar in Britain have seen a sharp recovery following the pandemic and recorded double-digit growth during 2021.
Inverness plant

West Fraser’s Inverness plant takes centre stage in BBC series

The West Fraser Inverness plant was in the spotlight this week when it featured in Michael Portillo’s Great Coastal Railway Journey series.
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Builders merchants are predicted to see a growth of 2-3% annually

The builders merchants market is expected to see an annual recovery growth of 2-3% up to 2025, after the pandemic saw the market value to decrease by 11% in 2020.
battery powered equipment

Is battery powered equipment the future of the construction industry?

Briggs & Stratton outline the important roles of battery management systems (BMS) in health & safety and how rugged testing, as well as battery pack design, can help provide a dual layer of protection.
tender price forecasts

Turner & Townsend raises tender price forecasts

Turner & Townsend report that soaring inflation of labour and materials requires immediate action from the UK construction sector.
Rootlok

GeoGrow launches GREEN Geotextile Rootlok bag

GeoGrow, specialists in vegetated retaining wall systems for both land and water applications, have released their all-new look GREEN Geotextile bag.
construction in 2022

Material shortage and inflation will change construction in 2022

Craig Sanders, joint managing director, Protrade, analyses how the ongoing raw material and price inflation challenges are going to force change in the UK construction industry in 2022.
Supply crisis

Supply crisis: How to tackle the shortage of building materials

Parm Bhangal, managing director, Bhangals Construction Consultants, has urged for patience and understanding as the industry tackles the building materials shortage and price inflation crisis.
clc product availability

Future product availability remains uncertain, reports CLC

John Newcomb and Peter Caplehorn, co-chairs of the Construction Leadership Council’s Product Availability working group, have released a statement regarding future product availability in the industry.
Materials and skills shortages

Materials and skills shortages threatens construction’s recovery

The construction industry is struggling to recover due to increasing material costs and skills shortages, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
construction products manufacturers

Construction products manufacturers defy cost pressures

Despite escalating cost pressures and ongoing supply chain issues, the construction products manufacturing sector expanded for a fifth consecutive quarter in Q3 2021.
contractors products

Contractors warned to prepare for product price hikes

Contractors are being warned to prepare for significant price increases for ceramic products, glass, steel, bricks and concrete as energy costs soar.
JCB hydrogen engines,

JCB invests £100m on super-efficient hydrogen engines

JCB is investing £100m to deliver super-efficient hydrogen engines, as it aims to have the first machines available for sale to customers by the end of 2022.
materials crisis

Materials crisis in better position but industry ‘not out of the woods yet’

The UK is facing increased delays in securing bricks and blocks, as the shortage of HGV drivers and price increases continue to impact the materials crisis. 
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Construction firms urged to attend emergency materials shortages summit

North East construction firms are being urged to attend an emergency summit to address the deepening materials shortage crisis.
materials shortage

‘Sector needs help’: Materials shortage hampers housebuilding

The materials shortage is halting the government’s housebuilding and construction ambitions and the sector needs help, warns the National Federation of Builders (NFB).
miter defence contract

AmeyBriggs £240m MITER defence contract begins

The Amey and Briggs £240m MITER defence contract has now gone live, which will see the duo maintain and manage construction and materials handling equipment used by British forces.
materials crisis

Materials crisis temporarily eases but lack of drivers still ‘major concern’

John Newcomb, CEO of the BMF and Peter Caplehorn, CEO of the CPA said the materials crisis has temporarily eased due to the holiday period and customers delaying or cancelling projects.

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Plant, Equipment & Supplies News

Plant, Equipment & Supplies News focuses on building products, excavation works, heavy machinery and the UK plant hire market. This section will give you an insight into the latest guides for how to handle machinery and how the construction equipment sector is coping in today’s climate.

From big firms like JCB and the most recent innovations in the industry the Plant, Equipment & Supplies News section has a range of articles for your viewing pleasure.