Technology

Disrupting the material handling sector
From hydrogen and electric power to robotics and telematics, an array of new technologies are changing the forklift sector
Cat Command a step closer
OEM promises to make its remote-control technology available in Q1 of next year
Electric crawler cranes new from Liebherr
Liebherr has introduced a pair of electric crawler cranes, tested and ready for production
Recycled brick promises 90% CO2 reduction
The unfired K-Briq is said to be ‘a game changer’ in sustainable construction
Technology takes the lead at Bauma China
Exhibition in Shanghai saw plenty of new electric machines, 5G technology, and new aerial platforms
Machine learning - it’s all about the data
Machine learning unlocks the opportunity to make more accurate decisions quicker than ever
GPS & telematics: monitoring the fleet
Keeping tabs on your construction equipment using real-time data can be cost saving and improve business operations
Point of rental acquires RentItOnline
RentItOnline will initially be integrated with the Syrinx software, with founder Glenn Pearson remaining involved
Trackunit and IPAF launch digital operator licence
The ePAL app will offer a digital version of IPAF’s PAL card, with a range of telematic features 
Robots to protect integrity of Genoa bridge
High-tech autonomous equipment employed to keep Genova San Giorgio bridge safe and clean
JCB takes next step with electric mini excavator
Fully glazed cab and electric heater on 19C-1E means it can be used in colder and wetter climates
Electric focus for JCB
At an online event JCB unveiled new electric-powered equipment and products
Cummins drives ahead with hydrogen
Hydrogen technologies an “increasingly important” part of the company’s business 
JCB debuts all-electric telehandler
JCB has expanded its E-Tech range of zero-emissions machines with its first-ever electric telehandler, the 505-20E
Hilti’s BIM-enabled construction robot
New semi-autonomous mobile ceiling-drilling robot launched by Hilti
Fortnite game developer aids BIM design company
Epic Games awards BIM design specialist Tridify ‘MegaGrant’ to develop BIM streaming service
Technology key to productivity gains
Increased technology – rather than the equipment itself – will drive the biggest productivity gains in construction, according to industry experts
Falsework & formwork: digitalization spearheads innovations
Today’s systems take advantage of digital technologies to overcome time and cost constraints
BIM software shows the future
There is little doubt the post-Covid ‘new normal’ will see the rapid growth of digital technology in construction – with BIM at its very heart
Volvo CE presents a vision of the future of construction
Increased use of modular construction, 3D construction and drones predicted for construction going forward
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