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Tough challenge for Genie’s new telehandler application

Scotland - Scrabster Harbour being developed

Recycling Specialist Goes For Case

12 Cost and environment benefits on in-situ recycling

15 More flood alleviations works - this time at Wakefield

18 Progress on CrossRail

Cat F Series backhoe loaders get make-over


4 Editorial Comment

5 Out & About

  • Tough challenge for Genie’s new telehandler application
  • Liebherr Mobile in successful bridge lift over River Nene
  • Wrapped building demolished brick by brick
  • Multi-million pound plant on track
  • Heavy shoring required for bridge bearing replacement
  • Rocklift completes Orkney Islands drilling contract

8 Scotland - Scrabster Harbour being developed

An increasing number of ports around the UK are spending large sums to improve their respective facilities and to cater for larger ships. One of these ports is Scrabster, located near Thurso in the extreme north coast of Scotland, which plays an important role for the Scottish fishing industry and a ferry service link to Orkney.

10 Recycling Specialist Goes For Case

A trio of machines from Case Construction Equipment is helping to increase productivity and reduce fuel costs for one of the UK’s leading wood processing and recycling specialists.

11 Hollow Piles - A Sustainable Future

A tubular concrete pile developed and patented at City University London and tested by Balfour Beatty could result in greener building foundations that can be reused in the future.

12 Cost and environment benefits on in-situ recycling

Enfield Council (London) has made substantial savings in cost and time and achieved huge environmental benefits on a series of road maintenance projects in the Borough. The Council has saved £1.75M and several weeks work, while considerably reducing traffic disruption and saving an estimated 59 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.

15 Contractors uses pre-cast solution on flood alleviation works

Following the 2007 floods, more than £12 million has been spent on projects to reduce the flood risk from the River Calder and Wash Dike.

18 Progress on CrossRail

Giant tunnel boring machines ready to start Crossrail dig as the Mayor of London and the Transport Secretary reveal the first of eight tunnel boring machines that will carve 21 km of twin-tunnels under London

23 Site Equipment - What’s New

  • ‘Pro-Flo’ pump from ArcGen Hilta
  • Intermat: Numerous innovations and new products ready for launch
  • Hillhead: New Holland to showcase Tier 4i offering
  • Intermat: ZF in Wheel Loaders
  • Intermat: Caterpillar gets ready for Intermat with early new product roll-outs
  • Intermat: Cat F Series backhoe loaders get make-over

29 Construction News - Economics - Business - Regulations

  • Procurement changes to address business concerns in Scotland
  • Roads Investment Vital for Economic Growth
  • Prospects for Construction Diminish
  • Clearing vegetation from seawalls at Felixstowe Ferry
  • Rail project begins at Felixstowe


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