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2012 Vol 2 No 2
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6	Out & About

12	The Shard, London - part II

16	CrossRail developments

20 Construction News - Economics - Business - Regulations

24	Another excavator and dump truck from Marubeni Komatsu

26	VibroSafe

29	The British Pavilion at Intermat 2012

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4 Editorial Comment

6 Out & About

  • Three new Teupen spider lifts for MBS Tracked Access
  • First Volvo mini for H Dunstan & Sons
  • Nationwide Platforms take off at Heathrow
  • Veolia purchases the UK’s first Cat D7E Electric Drive dozer from Finning
  • Orders for Liebherr Material Handlers
  • Blackwell puts first Bell loader to work in quarry on massive stockpile

12 The Shard, London - part II

Partnering, the key to successful tower crane operations on the tallest building in Europe

16 CrossRail developments

  • Tunnel segment plant begins full operations and creates jobs for unemployed
  • Giant tunnel boring machine close to readiness
  • New approach to refurbishing the Connaught Tunnel

18 Concrete firms puts blocks in place for future growth

20 Construction News - Economics - Business - Regulations

  • Budget - an opportunity to Stimulate Growth
  • Fragile recovery needs government support
  • Launch of the New MPQC Contractor Safety Passport scheme
  • Beware. The ‘suits’ are coming
  • Change in legislation: 3,500 kg (3.5 t) vehicles and towing trailers
  • Tough times ahead as public sector funding falls


24 Another excavator and dump truck from Marubeni Komatsu

26 VibroSafe

The UK’s first fully-tested quick-hitch adapter for excavator mounted vibratory piling hammers

27 Ceramic lining improves screening efficiency

28 Dirty rearview cameras are next to useless

28 New concrete designed to set in cold weather

29 The British Pavilion at Intermat 2012



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