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Balfour Beatty VINCI Joint Venture, HS2 Ltd’s construction partner, has begun trialling the world’s first electric drilling rig on a construction site in Warwickshire.
John Sisk & Son becomes the first construction and engineering firm in Ireland to invest in the JCB 525-60E electric telehandler.
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.
HS2 has welcomed the UK's first fully electric crawler cranes to its construction sites as the project moves towards becoming diesel free.
Chris Rason, managing director at Aggreko, discusses the importance of opting for the right size construction equipment that does not exceed the needs of the site, in the industry’s charge for net zero.
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.
In the past 24 months, Bowmer + Kirkland have achieved some tower crane world firsts on projects across the UK.
Sales of building materials continued their upward growth trend during Q1 2021, as the boom in construction activity offers a helping hand.
Two construction companies have been fined after a worker was seriously injured when a part of an air conditioning plant fell on him while it was being lowered from a roof.
Simon Carr of Henry Boot Construction and Giles Boot of Banner Plant will be retiring from their roles as managing director on 30 June 2021.
UK construction equipment sales climbed 30% above 2020 levels in Q1 2021, as March figures nearly double those seen in March the previous year.
While Covid-19 pandemic has wrought havoc on many industries, the construction industry has so far emerged relatively unscathed. But the impact of the shock to the wider economy, the withdrawal of government support and longstanding and unresolved industry issues will mean the sector is likely to face challenges over the longer term, warns BDO’s head of construction Paul Fenner.
As many industries continue their journeys back from a challenging 2020, global demand for used equipment continues to increase. Many businesses remain wary of making big investments in new machinery, while supply chain issues have hit delivery levels for new equipment. All told, it makes the market for used heavy equipment a place of exciting opportunities for both buyers and sellers, explains Karl Werner, president international at Ritchie Bros.
Travis Perkins is set to move forward on Wickes demerger plans, after placing the process on hold in order to focus on managing through the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dyer & Butler, a part of the M Group Services Transport Division, has introduced a fleet of remote-controlled, miniature vacuum excavators to its plant and fleet portfolio, enhancing its excavation safety procedures.
Select Plant Hire has almost doubled the size of its Cheshire depot and workforce after winning a contract to supply eco-cabins at HS2 construction sites.
Balfour Beatty Flannery, a partnership between Balfour Beatty and Flannery Plant Hire, has launched the Operator Skills Hub, offering training programmes to inspire young people and upskill current plant operators.
M Group Services Plant & Fleet Solutions, a part of M Group Services, has invested in a number of solar pods that will reduce carbon emissions, noise and fuel use on operational sites.
UK construction equipment sales increased by 1% in Q4 2020 compared with 2019, as sales in December were 15% ahead of December 2019 levels.
Aggregate Industries has acquired Northumbrian Roads Limited, a road surfacing and highway maintenance contractor with two large asphalt plants in the Port of Tyne and the Port of Sunderland.
Builders merchants’ sales increased by 9% in November, the largest year-on-year increase since March 2019, according to the latest Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI).
Modular building specialist, Wernick has acquired Robert Purvis Plant Hire Ltd's portable accommodation fleet to add 1,600 units to its hire fleet.
The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) has called for stakeholders across the industry to tackle the problem of plant operators failing drug and alcohol tests without any impact on their competence cards.
Speedy's digital service allows the company’s employees to manage on-hire equipment individually, while enabling them to off-hire products.
UK construction equipment sales plunged by 17% in Q3 2020, as sales for the full year are expected to be 25-30% below last year’s levels.
Fox Brothers, the haulier of aggregates, recycled materials and earthworks contractor, has acquired Clive Hurt Plant Hire Limited.