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CONTENTS

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IN THIS ISSUE

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September 2016

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CECE

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FEATURES
Divestments, and new models focusing
on operator comfort and safety are
among the most interesting issues from
the world of compact loaders in Europe.
Joe Malone takes an in-depth look at the
sector

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SURVEYING

30

Drones, fixed wing aircraft and a variety


of ground-based devices all make
planning easier and more accurate.
Sandy Guthrie investigates some of the
latest innovations in this fast-moving
area

FOUNDATIONS

38

With cities becoming even more densely


populated, companies continue to
innovate to make sure they can match
and better any challenges they may
face. Joe Malone finds out more about
the foundations sector

AUCTIONS & USED EQUIPMENT 44


The market for used construction
machinery is an increasingly
complicated one. Sandy Guthrie talks
to some of the leading players in this
important sector of the market in
Europe

MEMBER OF

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Euan Youdale
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Paul Marsden BSc

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LAW & CONTRACT


CORRESPONDENT
Virginie Colaiuta

EDITORIAL TEAM
Lindsey Anderson, Alex Dahm,
Steve Ducker, Mike Hayes,
Cristin Peters, D.Ann Shiffler,

CECE REPORT
Produced in co-operation with
the Committee for European
Construction Equipment

FIEC REPORT
Produced in co-operation with the
European Construction Industry
Federation

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NEWS
EVENTS DIARY

2016
World of Concrete
(Europe)
September 6-7, 2016
Paris,
France
www.worldofconcrete
europe.com
Europlatform 2016
September 22, 2016
Vienna,
Austria
www.europlatform.info
IMDERs 2nd
International
Construction
Equipment Congress
October 20-21, 2016
Istanbul,
Turkey
www.vizyon2023turkiye.
org/eng

2017
World of Concrete
January 17-20, 2017
Las Vegas,
US
www.worldofconcrete.com
Samoter
February 22-25, 2017
Verona,
Italy
www.samoter.it
Conexpo
March 7-11, 2017
Las Vegas,
US
www.conexpoconagg.com
Smopyc
April 4-7, 2017
Zaragoza,
Spain
www.feriazaragoza.es/
smopyc.aspx

Ukraine is forecast to bounce


back after difficult few years
Research firm PMR says countrys prospects are relatively
good for medium and long term after nose dive

he Ukrainian construction industry is estimated to


have bounced back in the first half of 2016 after a
very difficult few years, with expansion of 9% yearon-year after a 26% contraction recorded in the same
period a year earlier.
Research firm PMR said that despite the sharp
economic contraction in Ukraine in 2014 and 2015,
the prospects for the Ukrainian construction industry
remained relatively good in the medium to long term.
It added that this was taking into consideration that
most of the countrys production facilities were in need
of reconstruction or extensive modernisation, and that
the same could be said for transport infrastructure.
Between 2008 and 2015, the Ukrainian construction
industry expanded year-on-year in real terms only once,
in 2011, said PMR, with double-figure market reduction
recorded in each year between 2013 and 2015.
It said that the construction industry in Ukraine was
set to resume growth in 2016, though it was unlikely to
expand by more than 5% year-on-year in real terms.
The positive trend will resume largely because of a very
low statistical base effect, said PMR, after a nose-dive

setback between 2013 and 2015, when the construction


industry recorded double-figure reductions each year.
Improving economic growth figures were said to have
contributed decisively to the rise in the construction
confidence indicator in Ukraine.
In the second quarter of 2016, the industrys business
confidence index improved in comparison with the
previous quarter, rising to the highest level in more
than two years. In addition, the difference between the
proportion of companies which predicted an increase
in the number of employees in the short term and those
foreseeing a reduction was at the highest level in more
than eight years, according to PMRs survey.
It also found that producers of most building materials
were seeing higher demand for their products, primarily
because of the growing demand from infrastructure
development projects.
Sizeable support has also been provided by a reviving
private sector, which has been encouraged to roll out
new construction projects thanks to the improving
economic environment and consumer purchasing
power, said PMR.
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Used programme introduced by Hitachi


Construction equipment
manufacturer Hitachi
Construction Machinery
Europe has introduced an
inspection programme
for used excavators and
wheeled loaders.
The Hitachi Premium
Used programme applies
to Hitachi medium and
large excavators with
5,000 hours or less than
five years old, mini
excavators with less
than 3,500 hours, and
all ZW-series wheeled
loaders above 93kW.
It said these machines
would undergo

an inspection and
refurbishment process
carried out by an
authorised Hitachi dealer
using genuine parts and
consumables.
In addition, it said
scheduled oil sampling
would be completed and
maintenance records
would be available
via Global e-Service,
Hitachis remote machine
monitoring website. The
machines would also be
painted if required, and
the undercarriage and
tyres were guaranteed to
have less than 50% wear.

Hitachi said these


machines would also
be covered by its sixmonth/1,500-hour
powertrain and hydraulics
warranty. The company
said the used machines
could be viewed on
its website, which also
offered a comparison
feature to check the
hours, specs and pricing
of similar models.
Tom van Wijlandt,
manager of service

business support, said,


These inspections
ensure the high quality of
Hitachi used equipment
is maintained throughout
Europe.
Customers travelling
to, or working in, different
countries can benefit
from the same Premium
Used conditions and will
be supported by the local
authorised Hitachi dealer,
irrespective of where they
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GBs construction stalls


Construction output in Great Britain during the second quarter of 2016 fell 0.7%
compared the first quarter of the year, and 1.4% year-on-year.
The latest report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) noted that the
downfall in overall output was caused by all new work which decreased 0.8% and
repair and maintenance which fell 0.5%.
The report also stated that, on a month-by-month basis, construction output in
June fell 0.9% compared to the previous month.
Andrew Bridges, managing director of UK-based estate agent Stirling Ackroyd,
said, As ever with construction and house building, its all about the pipeline. Next
year will see huge construction projects like HS2 and Crossrail take centre stage
having a huge knock on benefit for housing and infrastructure opportunities.

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NEWS

Cat ends alliance with Wacker


Caterpillar will take design and production of its smallest hydraulic excavators
in-house from 2018, ending an alliance with German manufacturer Wacker Neuson
that dates back to 2010.
The company said the move, which applies to excavators weighing less than 3
tonnes, would leverage existing facilities and design teams to deliver cost effective
and efficient new machines.
Its building construction products division will design and manufacture the new
products, building on the attributes of the larger Cat mini excavators.
Five of the current models the 301.4C, 301.7D, 301.7D CR, 302.2D and 302.4D
manufactured by Wacker Neuson will be phased out in mid-2018.
A sixth the 302.7D CR will follow at the end of 2019. The 300.9D will be phased
out at the same time, or later if mutually agreed.
Korey Coon, Caterpillar general manager responsible for mini hydraulic excavators
and small track-type tractors, said, Wacker Neuson has been an excellent
alliance partner, providing high quality mini excavators in this smaller size class for
several years.
The market for these products has grown, and we believe that internally
designing, manufacturing and distributing these excavators will provide an even
higher value to our customers, dealers and shareholders.
Spare parts availability, technical support and warranty for current models will
continue as Caterpillar and Wacker Neuson work together, while other products
sold and serviced by Wacker Neuson at Cat dealers and rental stores will not be
affected.
Wacker Neuson said, The group will continue its international growth strategy,
distributing its extensive product range of excavators from 0.8 to 14.5 t operating
weight via its global sales channels.

Zoomlion in profit warning


In a profit warning,
covering the period 1
January, 2016, to 30
June, 2016, Zoomlion
Heavy Industry Science
& Technology Company
estimates it has made a
loss of between CNY800
million (107.42 million)
and CNY870 million
(116.82 million).
The state-owned
construction equipment
manufacturer which
recently abandoned its
3.05 billion attempt to
take over US cranemaker
Terex said there has

been no significant
improvement in the
market demand in Chinas
construction machinery.
Zoomlion did, however,
state that its activities
in emerging sectors of
agricultural machinery
and environmental
industry were seeing
increased turnover, and
that its operating cash
flow was also improving.
The company further
explained the results by
stating it was currently
instituting a programme
to transform its regional

marketing model in the


construction machinery
sector, thereby enhancing
operating efficiency and
reducing labour costs. It
said this was also having
an impact on current
figures.
Zoomlions ongoing
streamlining of personnel
is also adding to its costs,
as a result of loss-ofearnings compensation,
but the company said
these costs would be
significantly reduced in
the second half of the
year.
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A decision by City of Edinburgh Councils


development management committee confirms
that full consents have now been granted for
the overall masterplan for Scotlands Edinburgh
Marina development at Granton. Developers
have now lodged detailed planning applications
for some of the masterplans individual sites,
including the marina boatyard and associated
infrastructure for the new 300-berth marina
complex. The decision confirmed consent for a
new 13,449m2 retail and leisure centre, as well
as new homes for over 4,000 residents. Granton
is less than 4km from Edinburgh City Centre.
The total value of the completed development
is expected to be 500 million (581.79 million),
and the architect for the project will be Wilson
Gunn Architects.

NEWS IN BRIEF
DEALER BUY-OUT
MTS Nationwide, based in Wakefield, UK, a rental
and sales provider for the Doosan Bobcat range of
earthmoving equipment, has been acquired via a
management buy-out. MTS operates throughout
the north of England and Scotland with a 50-strong
team and an annual turnover of 8 million (9.41
million). The company will now be led by husband
and wife Iain and Sarah Black, and Matthew Watson
who will step up into an ownership and executive
directorship role as part of the transaction.
EMEA PRESIDENT
Carl Slotte will take over as the new president of
the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) sales
region at Volvo Construction Equipment from 1
October, 2016.He has over 20 years experience
in the construction industry, including senior
positions within Volvo CEs global functions. He
succeeds Tomas Kuta, who was appointed senior vice
president of global sales for Volvo CE in June 2016.
SERBIAN ROLE
Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) has
appointed West Balkans Machinery to distribute its
construction machinery in Serbia. An agreement has
been signed and applies to the full range of mini,
medium and large Zaxis excavators, rigid dump
trucks, ZW wheeled loaders and Hitachi Sumitomo
crawler cranes. West Balkans Machinery specialises
in supplying equipment for mining, quarrying and
construction projects.
BIM STANDARDS
BSI, the business standards company, has verified
UK contractor Kier Construction to its BIM scheme
for PAS 1192-2 Information management for the
capital/delivery phase of construction projects. Kier
has achieved verification from BSI, ahead of the
likely October 2016 stretch target, which requires
all BIM data delivered from the supply chain to
be electronically validated. Kier joins several main
contractors, including VolkerFitzpatrick, Bechtel
and BAM Construct UK, as well as a number of
subcontractors, designers and their supply chain.
CAT RETIREMENT
Following a career of more than 35 years with
Caterpillar, Gwenne Henricks, currently vice president
with responsibility for the product development
and global technology division (PD&GT), is retiring.
The company said it would form a single research,
technology and product development division to
deliver high-quality product differentiation and
system integration. Current advanced component
and system division (ACSD) vice president Jean
Savage will lead this newly-formed team of ACSD
and PD&GT employees.
PINK POWER
UK contractor Aggregate Industries is helping to
raise awareness of cancer research with two P6870C
ABG pavers, supplied in a pink foil finish by Volvo
Construction Equipment. Both sides of the paver also
feature a blue and pink cancer ribbon. The wrapping
signals Aggregate Industrys bid to do its bit in
raising awareness of cancer research.

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NEWS

Global construction
equipment to grow
Off-Highway Research estimates that 2016
will represent low in equipment sales after
five years of falling demand

he global construction equipment market is expected to grow 5% next year to


690,506 units, according to the latest forecast from Off-Highway Research, which
said 2016 would represent the cyclical low in global equipment sales following
five years of falling demand.
The forecast in the research companys latest Global Volume & Value Service report
is for a gradual recovery in worldwide markets, from expected unit sales of 654,751 in
2016 to 795,150 machines in 2020.
In value terms, this would see the market rise from US$72.2 billion (64.76 billion) in
2016 to US$89.3 billion (80.09 billion) in 2020.
In terms of percentage growth, India is expected to be the most buoyant major
market in the near term, with 21% growth forecast this year, and further improvements
outpacing global average growth in 2017 and 2018. It is expected to be the only major
construction equipment market to show growth in 2016.
Another positive is the expected return to growth of the Chinese construction
equipment market in 2017. Unit sales this year are expected to come in at 104,840
machines the lowest since 2002 and a less than a quarter of the record high of 435,070
pieces of equipment sold in 2011. However, the recovery is expected to be a gradual
one, with 10% growth forecast for 2017, to take the market to 115,450 units.
Growth is also expected next year in European, Japanese and North American
construction equipment markets, following flat or falling sales in 2015. Rest of the world
markets are also expected to see growth, with sales forecast to rise 5%.
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Companies line up for Samoter


The Samoter show
in Verona, Italy, next
year has reported that
a number of leading
construction machinery
manufacturers have
signed up to exhibit.
Case, Hyundai, Kobelco
and Komatsu are among
the first companies to
confirm that they will be
at the 30th Samoter.
Held every three years,
the event will be at
Veronafiere from 22 to 25
February, 2017.
Komatsu, Case and
Hyundai will return to
Samoter, while 2017

will mark the debut of


Japanese corporation
Kobelco at the show.
The show will focus
on the management
and prevention
of environmental
emergencies, and will
be held in conjunction
with Asphaltica, the
exhibition dedicated
to technologies and
solutions for road paving,
safety and transport
infrastructures, and
Transpotec Logitec, the
transport and logistics
event.
Giovanni Mantovani,

CEO and director general


of Veronafiere, said,
Confirmations were
received from these four
manufacturers in recent
weeks, and are a very
important signal for two
reasons.
It means that large
international companies
are ready to invest in
an event they feel is
strategic for the Italian
construction machinery
market, as it finally picks
up after the collapse in
recent years.
He added, It also
means that Samoters
new format and the
various initiatives
implemented by
Veronafiere are working
in the right direction
building a trade show
that is increasingly
tailored to the real
business and training
needs of exhibitors and
sector operators.
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The next Samoter is in
February 2017

KHL.COM

Audio bulletins
Regular one-minute audio news bulletins are now
available on www.khl.com, providing a round-up
of the latest construction news from around the
globe.
Joe Malone, deputy editor of Construction Europe
and International Construction, will present the
updates, which will include the latest from the
construction, demolition, rental, access and cranes
sectors.
The latest bulletin can be
found on the KHL home
webpage simply click on
the play button to listen.
Alternatively, search for KHL
Group on YouTube or scan the
QR code (left).

CECE Congress
A video message from the president of CECE (the
Committee for European Construction Equipment)
has been produced inviting delegates to the CECE
Congress 2016.
The video can be viewed on the www.khl.com
Videozone page.
Bernd Holz of Ammann and SVSS (the Czech CECE
member), president of CECE, said the goal of the
congress was to share perspectives, latest trends and
answer questions like what drives the investment
climate in Europe?, do I really understand my
customers needs? and is my business futureproof?.
The congress will be held in Prague, Czech
Republic, on 5 to 7 October, 2016, and will be hosted
by SVSS.
The core of the congress will be a plenary session
on 6 October with speakers from government,
industry and institutions. The theme will be Industry
in Transformation Drivers of Success.
The video can be viewed on the KHL Videozone at
www.khl.com/videozone, or by scanning the QR code
(left).
The congress will be at the
Angelo and Andels Hotel.
Further details on the
Congress, and registration
details, can be found at
www.cece-congress.eu.

This months podcast for Construction Europe


will be available online within a few days of the
magazines publication. To listen, go to:
www.khl.com/audio-podcasts

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WORLD NEWS
WORLD IN BRIEF
CANADA
Construction company Aecon has recorded halfyear revenues of CA$1.53 billion (1.05 billion) a
rise of 31% compared to the same period a year
ago. The companys earnings before interest,
taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA)
was, however, down 7.6% on the same period
in 2015 to CA$33.6 million (23.02 million). The
company noted its record backlog of CA$4.9 billion
(3.36 billion) for the second quarter of 2016 as a
highlight, which almost doubles that of a year ago,
which stood at CA$2.6 billion (1.78 billion). The
companys infrastructure sector recorded revenues
of CA$269 million (184.31 million), up 20%.
SRI LANKA
The construction of a new financial city in Sri Lankas
capital Colombo has been given the green light by
the government. A tripartite agreement between Sri
Lankas Urban Development Authority, the Ministry
of Megapolis and Western Development and the
China Harbour Engineering Company has put back
on track the US$1.4 billion (1.24 billion) project
that stalled last year, following environmental
concerns. The Sri Lankan government is hoping that
the project, which has been renamed the Colombo
International Financial City, will help transform the
country into a financial hub in the Indian Ocean
region.
INDIA
Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Power has won the contract
to supply three 660 MW steam generators to
the thermal power plant at Ghatampur Tehsil in
Uttar Pradesh, India. L&T secured the 3,860 crore
rupees (519.91 million) contract through its joint
venture company L&T-MHPS Boilers Private Limted
(LMB). The company is 51% owned by L&T India,
with Hitachi Power Systems, Japan, owning the
remaining 49%. The LMB contract calls for the
design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection
and commissioning of the generators for Neyveli
Uttar Pradesh Power Limited.
BANGLADESH
The government of Bangladesh has given the
go-ahead for China Railway Group to build a
215km-long rail link, set to run from the capital
Dhaka to Jessore. As well as the line itself, the
current proposal includes the construction of 66
major and 244 minor bridges, 14 stations and the
procurement of 100 passenger coaches. A road and
rail bridge will span the Padma River, with a fourlane road on the upper deck and a single railway
track running beneath.
CANADA
Amnesty International has waded into a dispute
over a dam project on the Peace River in northern
British Columbia (BC), Canada. The human rights
charity is supporting critics of the site C dam in a
new report urging the countrys federal government
to properly examine the role of resource extraction
in increased risk for aboriginal women in northern
BC. Amnesty sent three researchers to the area last
year, to examine the potential impact of the project
on aboriginal women in the area.

AUSTRALIA

Consortium plans to
link Australian cities
Funding of 130 billion to be raised by
creating by and selling real estate

consortium has launched a bid to build a high-speed rail link in Australia,


connecting Melbourne and Sydney, the respective state capitals of Victoria and
New South Wales.
The ambitious proposal, from the private group Clara, is set to cost in the region of
AU$200 billion (132.50 billion), but the company says no government funding will be
required, as financing will come from increases in local land values when a proposed
eight new smart cities are built along the route.
Claras chairman, Nick Cleary, estimates land bought for AU$1,000 (664.28) could be
sold for up to AU$150,000 (99,198.44), once housing and civil infrastructure is in place.
Along with a cut in journey times between the two state capitals to under three
hours, including smart city stops Clara is promoting the much-discussed notion of
decentralisation, with Sydney and Melbourne combined currently housing 46% of the
entire Australian population.
Clara is working with the likes of GE, Aecom, RMIT, CSIRO, SGS Planning & Economics
and Willis Towers Watson, while also working with US based financial advisors to
develop its plan.
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TANZANIA

Gas plant to spark revolution


Construction of a US$30
billion (26.57 billion)
gas processing plant in
Tanzania has been given
the green light by the
government.
According to Minister
for Energy and Minerals
Professor Sospeter
Muhongo, the 40-monthlong project will include
the construction of
some 200km of gas

pipes, bringing the gas


inland from the countrys
offshore wells.
Construction of the
gas plant in Lindi, on
the southern coast,
will be undertaken
by the Tanzania
Petroleum Development
Corporation (TPDC),
with funding reportedly
coming via a concessional
loan from the Exim Bank

of China. A consortium of
oil companies will also be
involved in the project,
including BG Group,
Statoil, Ophir Energy and
Exxon Mobil.
Recent research has
found that the offshore
natural gas reserves of
Tanzania total some
1.6 trillion m3, raising
it to 22ndin the world
rankings.
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US

Multi-billion football stadium


Aecom and Turner
Construction Company
have won a contract to
build a new US$2.5 billion
(2.21 billion) football
stadium dubbed NFL
Disney World by its
owners for the Los
Angeles Rams football
team in the US.
The project will
comprise over 70,000
seats, spread over 120
hectares, and will be used
for both national and
international events.
The build will also
include public spaces
such as parks and
playgrounds, alongside

hotel rooms, residential


units and 890m of retail
space.
Reports say the
three-year project will
provide 3,500 jobs within

Inglewood, California.
The companies will
work alongside Dallasbased HKS Architects,
which is responsible for
the stadiums design. ce

An artists impression of Los


Angeles Rams new football stadium

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WORLD NEWS
WORLD IN BRIEF
MEXICO
Mexico-based building materials company Cemex
announced its second quarter results, reporting
a revenues increase of 6% year-on-year to US$3.7
billion (3.32 billion). The company also revealed
an eight-year high in its net income for a second
quarter, recording an 81% increase to US$205
million (1.84 million). Cemexs operating earnings
before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization
(EBITDA) grew 16% year-on-year during the second
quarter of 2016, leading to an EBITDA margin of
20.9%.

Joint venture of Vinci Grands Projets, EMCC and Jan de Nul will handle a
refurbishment, reinforcement and upgrade of 1,200m of quays
JAMAICA

Vinci joint venture to


extend Kingston port
Expansion to make port one of three main
container terminals in the Caribbean

Vinci-led joint venture has won a US$147 million (130.20 million) contract to
extend the port of Kingston, Jamaica.
The joint venture includes Vinci Grands Projets, EMCC and Jan de Nul.
The project comprises the refurbishment, reinforcement and upgrade of 1,200m of
quays. The joint venture will also carry out dredging work in the access channel. Vinci
said the project will be completed in 25 months time. The company added that the
project would enable larger ships to operate at the port.
The project begins just days after the opening of the expanded Panama Canal, and
Vinci said the contract to extend the port of Kingston was a strategic move for the
region. It said the port of Kingston was ideally located near the Panama Canal at the
crossroads between north/south and east/west sea lanes and will therefore become
one of the three main container terminals in the Caribbean.
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ZIMBABWE

Highway project green light


Construction work on
what is said to be the
busiest road in southern
Africa is set to start, with
Zimbabwes President
Mugabe expected to
commission the project
next week.
The dualisation of
an 897km stretch of
the Beitbridge-HarareChirundu highway will
be undertaken by a
combination of Austrian
company

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Geiger International
and Chinese firm China
Harbour Engineering
Company.
At an estimated cost
of around US$2.7 billion
(2.39 billion), the
project is expected to be
completed in three years.
Representatives of the
two companies involved
in the project are
reported to be finalising
the deal this week, with
negotiations revolving

around the percentage of


the project to be offered
to local companies.
Zimbabwes
Minister of Transport
and Infrastructural
Development, Joram
Gumbo, said, We are
prioritising this road
because its the busiest
road in Southern Africa
and Beitbridge Border
post is the busiest port of
entry/exit in Sub-Saharan
Africa.
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THAILAND
Intermat, the international trade show for
construction machinery and materials, has launched
a new show in Bangkok, Thailand, set to take place
in June 2017. Intermat ASEASN will open on 8
June and run for three days, finishing on 10 June.
Intermat has linked up with Impact, the organiser
of the Constech show, which will now be branded
as Intermat ASEAN, and will host 300 exhibiting
companies, as well as an anticipated 5,000 visitors.
Intermat ASEAN will see a range of construction
products on show, including the production and
use of construction materials, earthmoving, civil
engineering, among others.
CHINA
Samsung C&T Corporation has won the contract
to provide deep cement mixing works on the
three-runway system (3RS) at Hong Kong
international airport. In a joint venture with Hong
Kong contractor Build King, Samsung C&T will
work at approximately 7 m below sea level, to
firm up and stabilise the sea bed, ahead of land
reclamation work for the airports third runway. The
contract with the consortium is reportedly worth
US$340 million (301.12 million), with Samsung
C&Ts share valued at around US$240 million
(212.56 million).
INDIA
The construction equipment industry in India is
expected to grow 20% this year to 58,465 machines,
according to Off-Highway Research. The specialist
consultant and market forecasting study said sales
of construction equipment grew 37% in the first six
months of the year, compared to the same period
in 2015. The market has seen a turnaround over the
last 18 months, with sales falling to a low of 47,889
units in 2014, before enjoying a small increase last
year.
SRI LANKA
LafargeHolcim has continued its divestment
programme with the sale of Holcim Lanka to Siam
City Cement Public Company for US$400 million
(354.26 million). Holcim Lanka based in Sri
Lanka operates one integrated plant and one
grinding plant and is the countrys leading cement
manufacturer, according to LafargeHolcim. The
company said the proceeds from the sale would
be used to reduce its debt. On completion of the
Lafarge and Holcim merger last July, the newly
formed company agreed to divest sections of its
business, to avoid an overriding market share.

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BUSINESS NEWS
BUSINESS IN BRIEF
REVENUES DOWN
French contractor Vinci recorded a 1.5% decrease
in its revenues to 17.6 billion. The company
said it saw sustained growth in its subsidiaries
Vinci Autoroutes and Vinci Airports, while it saw
a contraction in its subsidiaries Eurovia and Vinci
Construction. It also reported stable business
activity at Vinci Energies.
TOUGH YEAR AHEAD
German-based Bilfinger has announced half-year
revenues of 2.14 billion for the sixth-month period
a decrease of 11% year-on-year. The company
said that both its segments industrial and power
decreased as expected. Bilfingers earnings before
interest, taxes and amortization (EBITA) came to a
loss of 13 million.
OPTIMISM
Dutch company Bam saw its revenues fall but its
profits rise in the first half of 2016, resulting in
positivity from the top. The companys revenues
were recorded at 3.4 billion, which is a decrease
of 3.1% year-on-year. However, Bams construction
and M&E (mechanical and electrical) sector saw
improved revenues of 1.62 billion, up 2.9%.
CONFIDENCE REMAINS
Caterpillar announced second-quarter revenues
of US$10.3 billion (9.24 billion) a 16% decrease
year-on-year. The US equipment manufacturer said
the decrease in its revenues was primarily due to
lower sales volumes, resulting from continued weak
commodity prices globally and economic weakness
in developing countries.
PROFITS UP
Operational net profit at German-based contractor
Hochtief increased by 25% year-on-year in the first
half of 2016 to 160 million, while second quarter
figures were up 29% to 88 million. The company
said its nominal net profit at 140 million was 30%
higher than the first half of 2015.
ON THE RISE
Heijmans has announced its half-year results,
revealing revenues of 946 million, representing
an increase of 2% compared to the same period a
year ago. The company said the increase was largely
due to considerable growth in revenues in property
development and to a lesser extent in infrastructure.
SMALL MARGINS
UK-based Balfour Beatty saw its revenues fall
marginally year-on-year in the first half of 2016
to 4.1 billion (4.77 billion) a decrease of 1.8%.
The UK-based company also recorded a loss of 11
million (12.8 million) in the first half of 2016.
SECOND QUARTER STRUGGLES
Swedish-based Volvo Construction Equipment
(Volvo CE) has recorded second quarter revenues
of SEK13.63 billion (1.43 billion), representing a
12% decrease from the same period a year ago.
The companys operating income was down 40%
to SEK810 million (85.01 million) for the second
quarter of 2016.

Komatsu in 2.6 billion


Joy Global acquisition
Japanese construction giant signs
definitive agreement with manufacturer

okyo-based mining and construction equipment manufacturer Komatsu has


reached an agreement to acquire US mining equipment firm Joy Global for
2.59 billion.
Komatsu said a definitive agreement had been reached by the two companies,
subject to approvals under laws in relevant countries.
The Japanese firm has agreed to pay 25.35 a share in cash for Milwaukee-based Joy
Global 20% higher than the companys closing price on 20 July, when the acquisition
was announced.
The deal will be Komatsus biggest-ever acquisition and signals its confidence that the
recent upturn in commodity prices is set to continue.
Komatsu said the acquisition of Joy Global which it first considered purchasing
in 2012 is a continuation of its strategy to strengthen the core mining equipment
business in an effort to achieve sustainable growth.
Joy manufactures and services advanced original equipment and parts for
underground and surface mining applications, as well as material handling systems
and components for a variety of applications.
Last year,Joy Global acquired Doosan Infracores hydraulic breaker and attachment
business Montabert.
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Ritchie Bros acquires IronPlanet


Construction equipment
auctioneer and
distributor Ritchie Bros
has acquired online used
equipment and auction
marketplace IronPlanet
in a US$759 million (679
million) deal.
Founded in 1999,
US-based IronPlanet
sells machinery primarily
through online platforms,
with weekly online
auctions.
In 2015, it sold around
US$787 million (704

million) worth of
equipment.
Collectively, Ritchie Bros
and IronPlanet sold over
US$3 billion (2.7 billion)
worth of equipment in
the 12 months to 30 June,
2016.
On completion of the
IronPlanet acquisition,
Ritchie Bros said it would
also start an initial fiveyear strategic alliance
with manufacturer
Caterpillar which would
see it become Caterpillars

preferred global partner


for live onsite and online
auctions.
Caterpillar owns
a minority stake in
IronPlanet.
Ritchie Bros CEO Ravi
Saligram said the deal
was the next logical
step in the companys
expansion, providing
greater scale and choice
for customers. He said
the deal would create a
combined business with
trusted brands.
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Deutz, Sany collaboration


Deutz has agreed a
deal with Sany Heavy
Machinery to equip the
Chinese equipment
manufacturers new
SW405 wheeled loaders
with Deutzs TCD 7.8
diesel engine.
The German engine
manufacturers TCD
7.8 diesel engine
meets US Tier
4 and EU Stage
IV emissions
standards. The
standard exhaust
aftertreatment
system features
a diesel particulate

filter (DPF) and selective


catalytic reduction (SCR).
Deutz said that,
thanks to the DPF, these
Stage V ready engines
even fulfilled the next
emissions standard

EU Stage V which
are set to come in
to force in 2019. The
engines also meet the
requirements for more
strictly regulated markets
such as Switzerland or
municipal applications
in Germany, said Deutz.
Deutzs watercooled, six-cylinder
in-line engine
produces 160 to
290kW.
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Deutz TCD 7.8
diesel engine will
power Sanys new
wheeled loader

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FINANCE

Bouyant seven weeks


Major increases in companies share prices, while stock markets surge,
recovering from the previous weakened six-week period. Joe Malone reports

eeks 27 to 34 proved
very
healthy
for
the vast majority of
companies and their share prices,
while the major indexes also saw
rises.
UK housebuilding companies
saw their share prices rocket
towards the end of the sevenweek period, amid rumours that
the UK Government is set to offer
residential developers a stimulus
package.
Balfour Beatty, the UKs biggest
contractor, saw its share price
rise 40.82% between weeks 27
and 34, with the bulk of the rise
coming in the final three weeks.
The company did, however,
record a year-on-year marginal
loss in revenues of 1.8% for the
first half of 2016. Despite the
company recording losses of 11
million (12.8 million) during
the six-month period, it was an
improvement on the previous
year, when the companys losses
amounted to 150 million
(174.50 million).
Despite its results, Leo Quinn,
CEO of Balfour Beatty, said the

company was starting to see the


positive effects of its Build to Last
programme.
Meanwhile, Kier, the UKs
fifth largest contractor, saw its
share price increase 35.22%
between weeks 27 and 34. The
company has recently been
awarded the major construction
framework contracts, which the
company said totalled over 5
billion (5.85 billion), while it
was also appointed as principle
contractor on the 750 million
(877.72 million) Gatwick Airport
frameworks contract.
There was also a major increase
in Morgan Sindalls share price
of 31.55% during the sevenweek period. The company saw
a minor year-on-year loss in its
half year revenues of 0.3%, but
recorded an increase of 17% in its
half-year profits.
Other UK contractors recorded
increases in their share prices
during the seven-week period,
including Taylor Wimpy (28.16%),
Carillion (17.52%) and Keller
Group (8.39%).
Reviewing the major stock

EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS
Company

Currency Price
at start
CEE Index
233.42
Astec Industries
US$
57.21
Atlas Copco (A)
SEK
217.70
Bell Equipment
ZAR
10.25
Caterpillar
US$
75.05
CNH Industrial

5.80
Deere
US$
79.37
Doosan Infracore
WON
6970
Haulotte Group

13.65
Hitachi CM
YEN
1378
Hyundai Heavy Industries WON 100500
Kobe Steel
YEN
82
Komatsu
YEN
1759
Kubota
YEN
1276
Manitou

13.70
Manitowoc Cranes
US$
5.16
Metso

21.04
Palfinger

24.22
Sandvik
SEK
82.45
Tadano
YEN
787
Terex
US$
19.53
Volvo (B)
SEK
81.45
Wacker Neuson

13.63
Period: Week 27-34, 2016

14

Price Change Change


at end
(%)
264.24 30.82 13.21%
59.75
2.54
4.44%
245.00 27.30 12.54%
11.50
1.25
12.20%
83.64
8.59
11.45%
6.68
0.88
15.17%
87.89
8.52
10.73%
8240
1270 18.22%
14.88
1.23
9.01%
1833
455
33.02%
129500 29000 28.86%
90
8
9.76%
2196
437
24.82%
1407
131
10.23%
16.07
2.37
17.30%
4.97
-0.19 -3.68%
26.09
5.05
24.00%
27.16
2.94
12.14%
94.65
12.20 14.80%
1004
217
27.57%
24.25
4.72
24.17%
90.85
9.40
11.54%
13.49
-0.14 -1.03%

markets, the DAX Xetra rose


11.5% between weeks 27 and 34,
with its main rally coming during
week 32. The German stock
market has recovered from its
loss of 7.07% during the previous
six-week period, reported in the
July/August edition of CE.
The Nikkei 225, meanwhile, saw
an increase of 8.30% between
weeks 27 and 34, while the CAC
40 rose 7.59% during the sevenweek period. The Dow and FTSE
100 both saw modest rises of
3.58% and 4.91%, too.

MARGINAL FALLS
Moving on to the equipment
manufacturers, there were
only two companies which
experienced a fall in their shares
between weeks 27 and 34.

Manitowoc Cranes share price


fell 3.68%, while Wacker Neusons
share price decreased 1.03%.
Given the previous six-week
period, reported in the July/
August edition of CE, both losses
will be seen as marginal, after
the previous period saw losses
of up to 20%. Both Manitowoc
Cranes and Wacker Neuson,
though, recorded losses during
the previous period, at around
10% each.
Reviewing the equipment
manufac turers
which
experienced rises during the
seven-week period between
weeks 27 and 34, Hitachi
Construction Machinery (Hitachi
CM) saw an increase of 33.02%,
leading the way in the healthy
period seen by Asian companies.

CONTRACTORS
Company
CEC Index
Acciona
ACS
Astaldi
Balfour Beatty
Bam Group
Bauer
Bilfinger
Bouygues
Carillion
Eiffage
FCC
Ferrovial
Hochtief
Keller Group
Kier
Lemminkinen
Morgan Sindall
Mota Engil
NCC (B)
OHL
Peab (B)
Sacyr
Salini Impregilo
Skanska (B)
Strabag SE
Taylor Wimpey
Tecnicas Reunidas
Trevi Group
Veidekke
Vinci
YIT

Currency Price
Price Change Change
at start at end
(%)
198.05 212.96 14.91 7.53%

65.36
64.50
-0.86 -1.32%

25.09
25.47
0.38
1.51%

3.64
3.58
-0.06 -1.59%
UK
1.98
2.79
0.81
40.82%

4.43
4.07
-0.36 -8.02%

12.30
12.39
0.09
0.73%

25.52
25.80
0.28
1.10%

26.49
26.52
0.03
0.11%
UK
2.32
2.74
0.41
17.78%

62.34
69.44
7.10
11.39%

7.59
8.92
1.33
17.52%

17.59
17.65
0.06
0.34%

117.80 130.40 12.60 10.70%


UK
8.47
9.18
0.71
8.39%
UK
9.36
12.65
3.30
35.22%

13.30
14.75
1.45
10.90%
UK
5.84
7.68
1.84
31.55%

1.48
1.73
0.25
16.89%
SEK
191.40 213.60 22.20 11.60%

3.12
2.89
-0.23 -7.40%
SEK
8.51
8.51
0.00
0.00%

1.43
1.70
0.27
18.81%

2.64
2.68
0.04
1.52%
SEK
176.00 185.60
9.60
5.45%

26.38
28.32
1.94
7.35%
UK
1.29
1.65
0.36
28.16%

26.58
32.26
5.68
21.37%

1.19
1.27
0.08
6.54%
NOK 100.50 118.00 17.50 17.41%

62.93
67.50
4.57
7.26%

6.16
6.27
0.11
1.82%

Period: Week 27-34, 2016

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FINANCE
CE BAROMETER

MATERIALS PRODUCERS

Period: Week 27-34, 2016

The Japanese company has


recovered from its share price
falling 19.08% during the
previous period. However, the
company announced a decrease
in its revenues for the first
quarter of the fiscal year (1 April
to 30 June), revealing a 9% fall
to JPY 161.3 billion (US$1.53
billion).
The company has since
forecasted its sales in India
will outstrip those in China for
the first ever time this year.
According to the firms estimates
for this fiscal year, its annual sales
in India will grow 43%, to JPY57.8
billion (515.71 million).
Meanwhile, in South Korea,
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI)
has seen its share price increase
28.86% between weeks 27 and
34. Its rise has been gradual
throughout the seven weeks,
rather than seeing a sudden vast
increase, which is often the case
around results period.
Speaking of which, a second
quarter year-on-year fall of
14.6% for the construction
equipment segment of HHI was
reported, although there was
a virtually unchanged figure
for the second quarter of this
year compared to the first three
months.
Back in Japan, Tadano saw
its share price rise 27.57%
between weeks 27 and 34. The
companys first quarter fiscal
year revenues were down 7.1%
compared to the same period a
year ago. Meanwhile, Komatsu
saw its shares increase 24.82%.
Like Tadano, Komatsu saw its
revenues fall 12.7% year-on-year
in the first quarter of the fiscal
year.

In the US, Terex saw its share


price rise 24.17% between weeks
27 and 32. The companys income
was up 44% in the second quarter
of 2016, while its revenues were
down 10% year-on-year.

SIGNIFICANT RISES
Finally, in the materials sector,
there were significant rises across
the board, much the same as the
other sectors, and no decreases
recorded for the seven-week
period.
Cemex saw the biggest rise
at 32%. This comes after the
company announced some good
news over the past month, with
its revenues increasing 6% yearon-year for the second quarter
of 2016, and its income rising
some 81%.
The company also announced
its Latin America segment,
Cemex LatAm Holdings, will start
work on Colombias tallest tower,
in a US$415 million (371.56
million) project.
LafargeHolcim also saw its
share price increase 29.10%
between weeks 27 and 34. The
company a 4.7% year-on-year

Activity down, but


hopes rise
BOOM
The outlook for the European
construction industry continued to
worsen in August following a dip
in July.
A balance figure of -8.2% of
survey respondents said activity
levels in July were higher than
in August. This was down from
the figure of +2.8% seen in July,
and was the lowest figure recorded
in 2016.
The balance figure is the percentage of
positive responses minus the percentage of
negative responses.
However, respondents remained positive about the future, with
a balance of +43.5% saying they expected activity to be higher in
a years time than now. This was the second highest figure seen in
2016 so far, with the highest coming in June, at +49.1%.
A balance of +5.9% of survey respondents said activity levels in
August were better than a year previously. This compared to a higher
balance of +12% in June, but maintained a measure of sentiment
which was seen in the earlier months of the year, following Mays
decline at -3.1%.
The CE Climate figure was also down again in August to +13.7%,
compared with the 18.2% seen in July, and is now one of four
months in 2016 to date to see the figure drop below +20%.
Confidence about the future seems to have improved compared
to a month ago, despite activity being lower in August than July.
However, fears of the impact of Brexit the UKs decision to leave the
EU seem to have eased, as more companies look forward to what
the future holds.
ce

RE

CEE (Equipment)
CEM (Materials)
CEC (Contractors)
CET (Total)
Dow
FTSE 100
Nikkei 225
CAC 40
DAX Xetra
Period: Week 27-34, 2016

CESSION

TAKE PART
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Full information can be found at www.cebarometer.eu

increase in its earnings before


interest, taxes, depreciation and
amortization (EBITDA) for the
first half of 2016.
The company has also continued
its divestment programme with
the sale of Holcim Lanka to Siam

KEY INDEXES
Index

WN TURN
DO

Currency Price
Price Change Change
at start at end
(%)
CEM Index
151.73 182.61 30.89 20.36%
Buzzi Unicem (Ord)

15.41
19.24
3.83
24.85%
Cemex (CPO)
MXP
11.38
15.03
3.65
32.07%
Cimpor

0.31
0.33
0.02
5.45%
CRH

24.69
29.83
5.14
20.82%
Heidelberg Cement

67.01
82.93
15.92 23.76%
Italcementi

10.57
10.58
0.01
0.09%
Kone (B)

40.65
46.76
6.11
15.03%
LafargeHolcim

36.74
47.43
10.69 29.10%
Saint-Gobain

33.24
39.40
6.16
18.53%
Schindler (BPC)
CHF 175.30 189.10 13.80
7.87%
Schneider Electric

50.34
61.99
11.65 23.14%
Titan Group (Common)

17.69
21.55
3.86
21.82%
Vicat Group (Common)

49.26
57.48
8.22
16.69%
Wienerberger

12.32
14.36
2.04
16.56%
Wolseley
UK
39.06
43.45
4.39 11.24%

U
UP T R N

Company

Beginning
End
of period of period
233.42
264.24
151.73
182.61
198.05
212.66
188.27
215.10
17896
18536
6525
6846
15107
16361
4134
4448
9484
10,575.84

Change

Change

(%)
30.82
30.89
14.61
26.83
640
320
1254
314
47

13.21%
20.36%
7.38%
14.25%
3.58%
4.91%
8.30%
7.59%
11.5%

City Cement Public Company for


US$400 million (358.13 million).
The company said it had
now secured three-quarters
of its divestment programme,
following the recent sale of its
Indian operations to Nirma, in a
deal said to be worth around US$
1.4 billion (1.25 billion).

BOUYANCY
Weeks 27 to 34 proved a very
buoyant period for the stock
markets and most companies,
with only very few seeing
decreases in their share prices.
The market has proved to be
very unpredictable over the last
six months, mostly due to Brexit
the UKs decision to leave the
EU but genuine recovery signs
seem to have taken shape over
the last seven weeks.
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LAW AND CONTRACT

New Euro procurement


directives for Romania
Public procurement in Romania is discussed by Ovidiu Ioan Dumitru, attorneyat-law, president of the Romanian Society of Construction Law

omania recently adopted


the new European public
procurement directives,
which were issued in 2014, by
enacting four national normative
acts, which entered into force on
26 May, 2016.
These normative acts are the law
regarding public procurement,
the law regarding sectorial public
procurement, the law regarding
works and service concessions,
and the law regarding corrective
mechanisms and contestation
procedure in public procurement.
The new procurement laws
bring significant substantive and
procedural changes to a complex
and painful procurement process
in Romania.
These changes are being
implemented while statistics
have shown in the last few years
a weak allocation of public
expenditure to infrastructure
and environment projects, from
where the construction industry
is expecting its main income.
The Romanian Society of
Construction
Law
(RSCL),
which was launched in 2015, is
fostering the development and
implementation of construction
laws in Romania, including these
European directives.
The RSCL is co-operating
with all national and European
institutions to define a reliable
interpretation of the new rules by
offering analyses and advices to
everyone involved in the process
of public procurement of works,
products or services from the
construction sector.
Looking at just some of the

most important amendments


brought to the field by these
new legislative acts, one of the
most important changes is the
principle value for money.
This is defined as the best mix
of quality and effectiveness for
the least outlay over the period
of use of the goods or services
bought.
Such a principle was adopted
by the Romanian government
under the pressure of the
negative effects of the old rules,
according to which the lower
price or the most economically
advantageous offer were the
awarding criteria.
The older rules led to multiple
interpretations and blocked
numerous
procurement
procedures. The new laws
indicate instead that the criteria
will be based either on the final
cost of the entire life of project
or on the best value for money
approach, which would include
quality aspects, environmental
and/or social considerations.

NO MODIFICATION
Despite the new approach
promoted by the European
directives, the Romanian public
authorities have not modified
their approach and are still under
the governance of the lowest
price. The fear of sanctions
and allegations of lack of
transparency make the Romanian
authorities reluctant to follow the
new approach promoted by the
European directives.
To avoid delay in procurement
procedures, a bail has been

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introduced.As a result, a request


for the suspension of the award
procedure or the performance of
the contract can be made only in
justified cases in order to avoid
imminent damage and under the
condition of a warranty. The value
of this warranty would be based
on the estimated value of the
public procurement contract.
The court may suspend the
awarding procedures if the
plaintiff secures the payment of
a bail of the amount of 2% of the
contract value.
Furthermore, the consortium
members may now individually
submit challenges to the National
Council for Solving Complaints,
an independent body with
administrative-judicial activity
seated in Bucharest, designed
to resolve public procurement
disputes. However, the plaintiffs
must deposit a guarantee of 1%
of the value of the contract.
Another important change
regards the thresholds to be
observed in public procurement
procedures.
The new laws will apply for
public procurement contracts/
framework agreements whose
value is equal to or greater
than approximately 5 million
(excluding VAT) for public
contracts for works and130,000
for public contracts relating to
sale of products and services.
The contracting authority has
the right to purchase products
or services directly where the
estimated value of the acquisition,
net of VAT, is less than 30,000 or
works, where the estimated value
of the acquisition, net of VAT,
is less than 100,000. The new
laws define two new awarding
procedures the innovation
partnership, which is used for
innovative solutions, and the
simplified procedure, used for the
contracts of limited value.
The national institution which
supervises the entire public
procurement process had to

intervene in the period following


the implementation of the new
laws in order to sanction some
public authorities because of
the confusion between the
new simplified procedure and
procedure for the direct purchase
of products and services
described above. The decline of
the number of annulled tenders
shows that the new procurement
procedures are being gradually
correctly implemented.

AMENDING CONTRACTS
Under the new laws, another
new issue is represented by the
possibility of having contracts
amended during the course of
their execution without a new
procurement procedure.
The amendments can refer
to the value of the agreement
or other aspects, including the
change of the contractor. So, a
change of the contractor can be
made if this option was provided
in the agreement, or when the
existing contractor assigns
to the public authority all the
rights from the subcontracting
agreements.
Finally, the new laws allow
the
contracting
authority
to make direct payments to
subcontractors. Such a solution
will ensure the completion of
public projects, which were in the
past blocked or delayed for several
years following the insolvency
of the main contractors. The
Romanian contracting authorities
and controlling institutions will
gradually adjust to the new rules.
In the meantime, the RSCL is
sustaining a long-term analysis of
the project with the purpose of
analysing the real final costs.
The RSCL offers assistance in
Romania in order to promote
a reliable and efficient legal
environment. RSCL will hold a
national conference on New
Perspectives in Construction
Law on 30 September, 2016, in
Bucharest.
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FIEC

Healthy workplaces in
new EU campaign
European agency chooses safety for workers of all ages for its latest
campaign, a move which is being backed by FIEC

he European Agency for


Safety & Health at Work
(EU-OSHA) has decided to
focus its 2016/2017 campaign on
the theme of Healthy Workplaces
for All Ages.
Its overall aim is to help workers,
employers, etc to recognise and
manage the challenges of an
ageing workforce, focusing not
on one age group, but on workers
of all ages.
This is because fostering healthy
working practices in young
workers and developing good
working conditions promotes
sustainable work throughout
their working lives.
The main reason behind
this campaign is that Europes
workforce is ageing.
By 2030, workers aged 55 to 64
are expected to make up 30%
or more of the total workforce,
and the official retirement age
is increasing in many Member
States.
Many workers are, therefore,
likely to face both longer working
lives and longer exposure
to hazards at work, as well as
a changing world of work
for example, flexible working
arrangements, and a flexible
working environment.
To prevent higher incidences
of ill health, efforts have to be
made to ensure safe and healthy
working conditions throughout
the whole working life.

FIEC
Avenue Louise 225,
B - 1050 Brussels, Belgium.
Tel: +32 2 514 55 35;
e-mail: info@fiec.eu
www.fiec.eu

The challenges brought by


demographic change can lead
to problems for companies and
organisations, in particular in the
construction sector.
These include such factors
as general labour shortages,
shortages of skilled workers and
concerns about productivity and
absenteeism.
Employers in Europe also have
a legal obligation to carry out risk
assessments and to adapt work
to the individual. Discrimination
based on age is explicitly
prohibited.
Most employers do already
provide good and healthy
workplaces for their employees
because they are aware that by
fulfilling their legal obligations,
and promoting safety and health
for all ages, they are likely to see
reductions in staff turnover and
improvements in productivity.
EU-OSHA is running this
campaign because, in Europe,
awareness and understanding of
the importance of a sustainable
working life needs to be
improved.
Opinion polls show that only
12% of workers throughout the
EU are aware of existing policies
or programmes in their workplace
that make it easier for older
workers to continue working up
to or past retirement age.

RAISING AWARENESS
One of the objectives of this
campaign is, therefore, to raise
awareness regarding these
policies and programmes.
For employers, the campaign
aims to provide guidance and
specific tools.
The success factors of existing
OSH policies and actions will be
disseminated throughout Europe.
Various case studies are
presented and provide some
examples of achievements in
organisations of a variety of sizes,
including SMEs, and sectors.
For workers, the aim is to

improve their health at work,


whether they are just starting
their career or coming to the end
of their working life.
Workers should know who to
turn to if they are experiencing
problems in the workplace and
should develop good working
practices to use throughout their
career to allow them to retire in
good
Risk assessment is the
cornerstone of the European
approach to the prevention of
occupational accidents and ill
health, and is embedded in the
existing legislation.
Health and safety legislation
requires employers to carry out
risk assessments, and emphasises
the need to adapt the work to
the individual.
This is in addition to an
obligation for the employer to
be in possession of an assessment
of the risks to safety and health
at work, including those groups
of workers exposed to particular
risks and that sensitive risk
groups must be protected against
the dangers which specifically
affect them.
Diversity and management of
diversity in the workplace are
important issues in OSH today.
Age-sensitive risk assessment
should, therefore, take into
account differences between
individuals when assessing risks,
including potential differences in
functional capacity and health,
as well as disabilities and gender
issues.
In the case of young workers,
their physical and intellectual
development, as well as their lack
of experience need to be taken
into account.
In the case of older workers,
more consideration should
be given to older workers in
situations that may be considered
higher risk.
These include shift work
and jobs with a high physical
workload, as well as work in hot

and cold environments, which


can cause fatigue.
Adapting work to individual
abilities, skills and health status,
etc, should be a dynamic and
continuous process based on
risk assessment throughout the
working life.
This involves considering agerelated characteristics of different
age groups, including potential
changes in functional capacity
and health.
Changes in functional capacities
can be addressed, for example,
through the use of equipment
and other assistive technologies
to reduce physical workload;
good ergonomic design of tools
and equipment and restrictions
on heavy lifting and physically
demanding tasks.
They can also be changed
through good workplace designs
to minimise the likelihood of falls.

PARTNERING UP
Because of the specifics of the
construction industry and the
challenges that it is facing in many
Member States in particular
the difficulty in attracting young
people which, combined with
an ageing workforce, can create
significant tensions in companies
and on the labour markets FIEC
decided to become a partner of
the campaign, as it did with the
previous campaigns.
In addition to raising awareness,
the objective is also to add the
topic to the agenda of the EU
sectoral Social Dialogue for the
construction industry, in order
to initiate tailored actions in
co-operation with our partner
representing the workers the
EFBWW (European Federation of
Building and Woodworkers).
Information material, e-guides,
toolkits for employers and
workers, best practice examples,
etc, regarding this campaign
can be downloaded from the
EU-OSHA website at healthyworkplaces.eu/en.
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CECE

Clean up of European
mobile machines
A new emissions regulation strikes a good balance between improving air
quality and maintaining industry competitiveness

uropean mobile machines


will become the cleanest
in the world, according to
a new regulation adopted by the
European Parliament and the
Council of Member States this
summer.
The new regulation, replacing
the 97/68/EC Directive, covers
emissions from diesel and
spark-ignited engines used in
land-based machinery, such as
agricultural and construction
equipment, in inland waterway
vessels, in rail vehicles and in

outdoor powered equipment.


The legislation defines engine
categories, which are divided into
sub-categories according to their
power range.
For each category, it sets
emission limits for nitrogen
oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide
(CO), hydrocarbons (HC), and
particulate matter (PM). It
also stipulates deadlines for
implementing them, starting
from 2019 to 2021 depending on
the type of engine. The regulation
also allows early type approval
which is a prerequisite for having
new engines in time.

TIGHTER LIMITS

CECE Secretariat
Diamant Building
Bd A Reyers 80
B 1030 Brussels
www.cece.eu
Tel:+32-2-706 82 26
Fax: +32-2-706 82 10
AEB
www.aebrus.ru

AGORIA
www.agoria.be

ANMOPYC
www.anmopyc.es

CEA
www.thecea.org.uk

CISMA
www.cisma.fr

FFMI
www.fmmi.at

FMIB-CWM
www.fme.nl

IMDER
www.imder.org.tr

SACE
www.sace-se.org

SVSS
www.svss.cz

Teknologiateollisuus
www.techind.fi

Unacea
www.unacea.org

VDMA
bub.vdma.org

The new, Stage V regulation


is the latest step in a series of
ever tighter emission limits
which have already reduced
particulate matter and nitrogen
oxide emissions for land-based
machines by over 95% in recent
years.
It is set to reduce emissions even
further by setting stricter limits, by
introducing particulate number
limits (PN), and by extending
the scope of the regulation to
additional power categories.
The PN emission limit of
11012 1/kWh applies to nonroad engines between 19 and
560kW, to engines above 300kW
used in inland waterway vessels
(main and auxiliary), and to all
railcar engines.
The final compromise found
between the EU Institutions
strikes a good balance between
improving air quality and
maintaining the competitiveness
of the European machine
manufacturing industry.
This equilibrium was achieved
thanks to a number of adjustments
introduced during the legislative
process, while keeping the
original emission limits and
introduction dates for land-based
machinery as proposed by the
European Commission.
Adjustments include, for

instance, an extension of the


general transition scheme by
six months (24 months in total)
to give European machine
manufacturers sufficient time to
re-design their fleet to comply
with the new requirements.
Furthermore,
introducing
a provision on replacement
engines with a time limit of 20
years will allow for continued use
of machinery using replacement
engines, thereby contributing to
the EUs objectives on resource
efficiency.
Importantly, the special needs
of small and medium-sized
enterprises (SMEs) as well as
the high level of specialisation
throughout the sector, have been
reflected in the final compromise.
For certain types of machines
and enterprises, such as mobile
cranes and narrow tractors,
further transitional provisions
were foreseen to cater for their
specific needs.
Overall, the new regulation
sets an ambitious timeline. It will
remain a challenge to re-design
the hundreds of machinery types
and applications in the timeframe
given.
CECE is convinced that
the machine manufacturing
industries
are
committed
and capable of making these
necessary adjustments and
contributing to improving air
quality in Europe.
Since meeting Stage V
requirements means a significant
effort for the European industry,
European political support is
needed for the promotion of
clean mobile Made in Europe
machinery on the global market.
Further to the Parliaments final
vote and Councils adoption,
publication of the regulation will
follow shortly.
In parallel to the adoption
of the framework regulation,
supplementary
legislation
in the form of delegated
and implementing acts is

being finalised as well. This


supplementary
legislation
includes technical requirements
and administrative provisions.
It is expected to be adopted
before the end of the year. The
application (and repeal of the
97/68/EC) is foreseen by March
2017.
It is time for engine and
machine manufacturers to work
together on the implementation
of the new Stage V. Extra efforts
will be needed to identify the
main changes introduced in the
legislation and adapt both the
relevant conditions of sales and
productions.
CECE will study all details of
the regulation further in the
coming months with the aim of
providing documented support
to its members for the accurate
interpretation of the final
document.

STRICTEST REGION
With the new regulation, the
European market will become
the strictest regulated region
worldwide. This leads to additional
complexity for manufacturers.
It will remain an important
policy goal to align emissions
regulations in at least the highestregulated markets. At the same
time, CECE notes with concern the
developments within the internal
market in the EU itself, where
local authorities implement own
rules to combat air pollution.
It is of the greatest importance
that these rules respect the
harmonised EU emissions limits
and dont require additional
measures.
The environment is best
served by the deployment of the
latest emissions legislation, and
therefore a progressive renewal
of the oldest machines in use.
CECE will actively work with its
member associations to inform
of the best practice to take into
account when devising local low
emission schemes.
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COMPACT LOADERS
Caterpillars
914M features an
intelligent powermanagement
system that
balances
performance and
fuel efficiency

Small but mighty


Divestments,
and new models
focusing on
operator comfort
and safety are
in the news for
compact loaders,
reports Joe Malone
Kubota says
its RT and R0
Series compact
wheeled loaders
were given
special attention
when it came to
their efficiency,
safety and
flexibility

n the big world of compact loaders,


2016 has seen a major transaction with
US-based manufacturer Terex selling its
German compact equipment business to
Japanese producer Yanmar in a US$60 million
(53 million) deal.
Terexs German compact construction
business manufactured and sold midi and
mini excavators, wheeled excavators and
compact wheel loaders.
Terex said that its manufacturing facility in
Crailsheim, Germany, was also included in
the deal, as was its parts distribution centre
in Rothenburg.
Yanmar is already an established player in

the European mini excavator market, but the


deal expected to close in the second half of
2016 broadens its reach into the compact
loader segment in the region.
On the manufacturing side, with most
companies now able to offer engines that
meet the new EU Stage V emissions standards,
set to come in to force in 2019, increased
attention has turned to other features of
compact loaders such as in-cab designs to
ensure companies are ahead of the game.

OPERATOR COMFORT
Caterpillar said its new M-Series compact
wheeled loaders built on the success of its
current K-Series models, with new features
such as a new, larger-displacement engine
that meets US Tier 4 and EU Stage IV emissions
standards. The new range also promises
improved operator comfort and safety.
The new series includes the 910M, 914M
and 918M compact wheeled loaders.
The new 918M meets a range of tasks,
whether the job requires the available
high-flow auxiliary-hydraulic system to run
demanding attachments, or standard heavyduty axles for a stronger performance during
waste applications, said Caterpillar.
The new Cat C4.4 ACERT engine powers
all three models from the M-Series, and
has a clean emissions module designed to >
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Bobcat is spreading European confidence


Michael Vought, product line director, loaders at Doosan Bobcat
EMEA, believes that Bobcat has not suffered in the wake of Brexit the
UKs decision to leave the European Union which had raised question
marks over the UK construction market.
An important network in Britain ensures the companys equipment
sales have not dropped, according to Vought.
He said, Like most businesses, we did see a slight suspension in
activity in the UK before the referendum, but since the vote we have
seen normal business levels. The UK is an important market for Bobcat
and, in our planning, we have not changed our business strategy in
light of the Brexit result.

With the excellent dealer network channel we have in the UK, I see
no big adjustments needed in the way we operate there, and it will
have little impact on our sales in the rest of Europe.
Vought said he believed the company was yet to establish a leading
market for its equipment sales, but said Europe was beginning to wake
up after suffering a recession.
He said, The European market has not fully recovered since the
recession. The biggest markets prior to the recession were in Italy and
Spain, and these were hardest hit in 2007. Though both countries are
recovering, these markets will find it a challenge to get back to the
sizes they used to be.
Today no one country in Europe really stands out in terms of
compact loader and attachment sales. Our strongest markets are in
Germany, France, the UK and Scandinavia, but we are expecting good
things from Italy in the near future.
Like Spain, which is also beginning to wake up after the recession,
the market in Italy has evened out since the recession. We also predict
growth in Eastern Europe, where infrastructure projects are continuing
to be funded by EU money.
Vought said he believed Europe was more diverse than the rest of
the world with compact loaders applications.
He said, In terms of market volume, the European market is not as
large as those in the US and in the Middle East and Africa. Europe has
not fully recovered after the recession and the market is probably a
third of the size it was before 2007.
There are some constraints in the market such as increased
regulation and the actual cost of doing business. But what does
distinguish the European market is its diversity with a much wider
portfolio of applications for compact loaders.
This Bobcat T770 compact tracked loader was purchased by
UK-based Knights Construction

manage itself with no operator intervention


or downtime. As with many engines available
on the market today, the module uses a
selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system,
which requires only the addition of diesel
exhaust fluid.
The engine also promises reduced owning
and operating costs with standard, fuelsaving features, such as the ECO mode, autoengine-idle shutdown, and an on-demand
cooling fan.
Meanwhile, the 910M and 914M models
feature an intelligent power-management
system that balances performance and fuel
efficiency. Cat said the system used additional
power when the machine sensed a higher
demand, such as climbing a steep grade or
using a high-flow work tool.
For the operator, the cab in each of the new
M-Series models promises improved comfort,
and features two side-entry doors, a loweffort electro-hydraulic joystick, suspended
pedals, tilt steering wheel, and an airsuspended/heated seat.

FLEXIBILITY
Meanwhile,
Japanese-based
manufacturer Kubota says its RT
and R0 Series compact wheeled
loaders are specially designed to
suit a variety of construction
applications and public works,
with specific attention given
to its efficiency, safety and flexibility.

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The company has developed its R065 HW


model from its R0 Series, which it said was
designed to undertake a multitude of tasks,
from loading and clearing to pallet fork
operations.
Developments include adopting its
articulated system with Z kinematics with
a parallel movement structure, as well as
improved breakout force, manoeuvrability
and stability, according to the Japanese
manufacturer.
Kubota said the machine also offered
excellent visibility for the operator, while
developments have been made inside the
cab for better comfort, which it claimed

Volvo CEs
new L35G
compact
wheeled
loader

would increase productivity and minimise


downtime. Such features include a tilting
steering column, low noise, an adjustable
wrist rest and a modern digital display.
Meanwhile, the companys latest model in
its RT Series incorporates a 45 articulationoscillating angle, which Kubota claimed was
easier for users to fit through tight spaces
without damaging surfaces when operating.
The machine also promises improved
performance thanks to its hydrostatic
transmission and high performance pump.
Neil Winfield, Kubota UKs construction
business development manager, said, Since
the launch of our RT and R0 series compact
wheeled loaders, they have proved valuable
additions to our construction equipment
product range, giving our end users the
complete Kubota solution and delivering
positive sales results across Kubotas
European territories.
He added, One thing were particularly
pleased with is the health and safety
benefits on these machines, with
both the RT and R0 machines
offering excellent visibility
for the operator on site. Also
for end user satisfaction,
we have made significant
developments to ensure that
the operator can comfortably
spend extended periods of time
in the cab, which is key for increased
productivity and minimum downtime.
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The epitome
of versatility

The new Hitachi ZW75-6 has been developed specically to meet your needs.
Ideal for a wide range of applications, the compact wheel loader features a
signicant loading height and a quick coupler for the efcient connection of
attachments. The outstanding versatility extends to enhanced front and rear
visibility also a strong safety feature precise manoeuvrability in conned
spaces and easy transportation on a trailer.
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COMPACT LOADERS
HCME says its new ZW65-6 has been
designed with an emphasis on the
environment and operator safety
Volvo CEs new L30G and L35G compact
wheeled loaders may be small, but they
promise powerful breakout and lifting forces,
as well as improved ground clearance, which
the company said rivalled larger machines.
The models are powered by the companys
D3.3M engine, which meets US Tier 4 Final
and EU Stage IIIB emissions standards,
without the need of a Diesel Particulate Filter
(DPF).
Volvo CE said its 5.5 to 6.1 tonne wheeled
loaders were ideal for working in restricted or
tight spaces, delivering improved durability
and performance.
Inside the cab, 360 visibility
ensures improved safety, while
ergonomically
ically positioned controls
means improved
ease of access.
ccess.
Meanwhile,
UK-based
Knights
hile,
Construction
tion has purchased a new
Bobcat T770 compact tracked loader. The
machine promises improved features
such as laser grader, six-way dozer blade,
scarifier, combination bucket and pallet forks
attachments,
ents, supplied by Norwest Plant, the
authorised
ed Bobcat and Doosan.
Danny Bradshaw, contracts manager at
Knights Construction, said, We have always
aimed to push boundaries in the industry
we helped
ed to implement the original laser
controlled
d dozers 10 years ago for example.
But I believe
elieve the arrival of the new Bobcat
T770 tracked
cked loader and laser grader is an
epic moment ffor our b
business,
allowing
us
i
ll i
to offer the most technologically-advanced
machinery within the concrete industry.
He added, We originally made our name
in the industrial sector, but the laser grader
system from Bobcat has provided an elegant
solution as we take on much more work in
the agricultural sector.
Bobcat said its T770 model was equipped
with the quick-change Bob-Tach attachment
mounting system, which allowed it to be
combined quickly and safely with over

Komatsus new WA80M-7 claims up


to 8% less fuel consumpt
consumption than its
predecessor model

70 different types of Bobcat attachment,


according to Bobcat.
The company claims the loader can push
material like a mini-dozer, which is said
increased jobsite versatility and productivity.
The Bobcat dozer blade features a six-way
adjustable blade with electric-over-hydraulic
controls and a reversible three-piece cutting
edge.
Komatsu Europe, meanwhile, has launched

its new WA80M-7 ccompact wheeled


company said the
loader. The co
new machine offers up to 8%
less fuel cconsumption than
predecessor model, while
its predece
operator ccomfort, visibility
and safe
safety have also
improved.
Sebastian Zienau, product
manager at Komatsu Europe,
said, The WA80M-70 was
designed keeping
keepi in mind proven
values
off the
l
h popular Dash 6
Komatsu compact loaders.
Targeted upgrades to comfort and safety,
along with a cleaner engine and a lower fuel
consumption give this new machine industry
leading characterises that can lower overall
operating costs for customers.
The machine is equipped with Komatsus
SAA4D95LE-6 engine, which operates at
52KW, and delivers high torque, even at low
rpm.
The cabin has increased in size, and the
new colour monitor promises greater
comfort. Features inside the cab include a
PPC multifunction lever that has a forwardneutral-reverse switch for quick and easy
travel.

ENVIRONMENT AND SAFETY


Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe)
HCME said its new ZW65-6, ZW75-6 and
ZW95-6 had been designed with an emphasis
on the environment and operator safety.
The company said its new wheeled loaders
were ideal for a wide range of applications,
and were extremely versatile, comfortable to
operate and offered improved reliability.
HCME said that several features highlighted >
JCBs compact loaders feature its Power
Boom design, which boasts a single arm,
rather than the conventional two-arm skid
steer design
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COMPACT LOADERS
the versatility of the 4.7 to 5.4 tonne machines.
With an overall height of 2.4m, they are easy
to move on a trailer, and the ZW65-6 and
ZW75-6 have optional 30km/h travel speeds.
Attachments can be connected quickly and
easily with the electro-hydraulically operated
quick coupler.
Improved visibility of the fork attachment
from the cab promises greater precision,
which claims to have a positive impact on
safety on a variety of job sites.
Safety and visibility are also enhanced by the
360 panoramic view from the spacious cab.
Further high-quality design elements of the
new wheeled loaders include ergonomicallydesigned controls.

PRODUCTIVITY
JCB, meanwhile, said its skid steer loaders and
compact tracked loaders set the bar in safety,
fuel efficiency and productivity.
The company produces 18 models in
total, all of which are powered by Stage IIIB/
Tier 4 emissions standard engines, which it
said promised up to 16% fuel savings over
competitor machines.
Each model features JCBs Power Boom
design which boasts a single arm, rather than
the conventional two-arm skid steer design.
The company said this enabled the use of
a left side entry door, allowing the operator
to enter and exit the machine clear of the
attachment and loader arm, regardless of arm
position.
JCB said its Power Boom feature resulted
in unrivalled visibility at 270, with a 60%
advantage over competitive manufacturers,
which it said delivered clear visibility of the
operators surroundings.
The company said its ease of maintenance
was achieved thanks to its O-ring face seal
hydraulic fittings, as well as a simplified design
resulting in 38% fewer parts compared to its
previous machines.
The company also believes its tilting cab

Loaders score over skid steers


When it comes to compact loaders, the overwhelming preference in Europe is for compact
wheeled loaders over skid steers, and specialist consultant Off-Highway Research forecast
that the Western European market for compact loaders would hit 14,043 units this year, and of
them, 10,928 or 78% will be wheeled loaders, with just 3,115 sales of skid steers.
As is so often the case, the type of machine which is popular in any given region or country
is linked to what has traditionally been available and therefore what customers are used to
and prefer.
The strong preference for compact wheeled loaders is linked to the development of this
type of machine predominantly by German manufacturers. Kramer (Wacker Neuson), Atlas
Weyhausen and Liebherr are among the market leaders, while a number of the long-line
manufacturers in the sector have entered it through acquisition of German manufacturers
Volvo (Zettlemeyer) and Terex (Schaeff) being two examples.
Earlier this year Terex agreed to sell the former Schaeff business, which comprises compact
loaders and excavators, to Ammann.
It is no surprise then that compact wheeled loaders enjoy huge popularity in Germany,
which accounts for two thirds of European demand. France is also a significant market for this
type of machine.
Skid steer loaders meanwhile enjoy somewhat limited appeal the market in North America,
the home of the skid steer loader, is more than ten times the size of Europe. France, Italy and
the UK are the most significant markets, but these are still only measured in terms of hundreds
of units per year.
Off-Highway Research reported that there was also relatively little skid steer loader
manufacture in Europe, poinitng our that a significant proportion of demand was being
fulfilled from the US. Bobcats plant in the Czech Republic and Wacker Neusons facility in
Austria are the main regional sources of skid steers, along with a series of producers in Italy,
including Komatsu.

design gives technicians improved access


to the machines power train and hydraulic
components.

FULLY ELECTRIC
Meanwhile, Kramer, part of Wacker Neuson,
is now offering a fully electric compact
wheeled loader along with its diesel-operated
version.
The company said that, in addition to zero
emissions, its all-electric compact wheeled
loader offered off-road capabilities and low
service costs.
The company said that as a result of the

machines zero emissions, its new Kramer


5055e wheeled loader could be operated
indoors without restrictions, unlike a dieseloperated machine.
The company also said that the noise level
had been significantly reduced.
The fully electric 5055e is available in the size
class of 0.55m bucket capacity. Two electric
motors have been installed one for the work
hydraulics and one for the drive system.
It said the electric motor was operated by
time-tested and proven lead acid batteries,
which are used in the forklift industry.
Importantly, the company said that,
depending on the area of application, one
battery charge would last up to around five
hours.
Finally, Avant Tecnos has launched its new
e5 fully-electric battery-powered loader
concept.
The e5 is in the same size class as the Avant
500 series, offering zero emissions, extremely
low noise and low running costs, according to
the company.
The e5 is said to have approximately the
same technical capabilities as an Avant 500
series machine and it can run many of the
Avant attachments.
Like Kramer, the Finnish company said that a
battery-operated machine was especially well
suited for indoor areas where no or very little
ventilation is possible.
Its low noise level enables work in noise
restricted areas or where minimum
interference caused by worksite noise is a
benefit, said Avant.
ce
Kramers 5055e is a fully electric compact
wheeled loader with a battery life of up to
five hours

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Crosby SL-150
Slide-Loc
www.thecrosbygroup.com
INSTALLATION POSITION

LIFTING POSITION

Patent
Pending

The visible red QUIC-CHECK mark indicates that the


Crosby Slide-Loc is ready for installation but not for lifting.

When the red QUIC-CHECK mark is under the slide,


the Crosby Slide-Loc is ready for lifting.

The New Crosby SL-150 Slide-Loc


Provides Features Not Found
On Standard Lifting
Eye Bolts

Rated at
100% for
90angle.

When compared to respective size eye


bolts, the Crosby SL-150 Slide-Loc:
- Has a larger eye opening for easy
access.
- Utilizes a bail that swivels 360 to keep
load aligned with the sling leg.

Swivels
360

- Maintains full WLL at any angle.

Eliminates need to shim.


 The patent pending locking mechanism
provides quicker installation, without the
need for tools.

Available in 10mm to 24mm and 3/8 to 1


with capacities from .5 to 3.2 metric tons.

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SURVEYING

In the sky and on t


Drones, fixed wing aircraft and ground-based
devices all make planning easier and more
accurate. Sandy Guthrie investigates some of the
latest innovations

he tools used for surveying on a


construction site are changing fast,
with improvements to existing
techniques and new ways of doing things
altogether, as cameras in the sky add a new
dimension to the whole process.
There are various names for these drones
remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS),
unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) but they all
do a similar job.
But there is new technology at ground level
too. At Leica Geosystems, its construction
tools portfolio is divided into several
segments. In the category of detection, it has
ground cable locators, utility detection radar
and Smartready and GPS products.
Lasers have been available to the surveyor
since the 1970s. Nowadays, Leica has

construction lasers with laser receivers,


interior lasers, grade lasers and machine
receivers, and pipe lasers.
And then it has optical and digital levels, like
the Leica LS15 digital level, launched this year,
which the company said offered experienced
measuring professionals reliable accuracy
with ease while measuring levelling projects
for buildings, roads, railways and bridges.

TRANSFORMATION
Katherine Broder, vice president of the Leica
Geosystems tools division, said that Leica
was transforming the construction tools part
of its business. She said that today, hardware
dominated this segment, with service and
software a relatively small part. In the future,
Leica plans to see these elements playing a
much bigger role.
Broder said, The iPhone app generation is
asking for more information, so there is a big
change coming, from 95% hardware now to
just over 50% in the future.
She added, There are three big areas
software and service, distribution and the
system offering. Its a fundamental change in
our mindset.
Part of Leicas plan to achieve this is a special
focus on rental, with full laser use in the rental
market leading to less downtime.
Detection is also a key part of the strategy.
Leicas DS2000 utility detection radar
identifies threats, including plastic and all
non-conductive pipes and fibre optics

Tied up in this is monitoring, surveying,


machine control hit prevention and GIS
(geographic information system) mapping.
In June, Leica Geosystems announced the
establishment of a georadar portfolio with
three releases to provide applications in utility
mapping, asset detection and mapping, and
monitoring.
Following parent company Hexagons
acquisition of the GeoRadar Division of
Ingegneria dei Sistemi (IDS), a private firm
with core expertise in radar-based systems,
Leica Geosystems has been able to create
a radar portfolio which it said would
increase safety, accurately locate and map
underground assets on various work sites,
and monitor risk-prone environments.
It said that for any construction or excavation
site, understanding the risks that lay beneath
the surface was key to the success of the
project. The Leica DS2000 utility detection
radar is said to identify all potential threats,
including plastic and all non-conductive pipes
and fibre optics, increasing safety by lowering
the risk of accidently hitting underground
assets.
Leica claimed that it was collecting twice
the information in half the passes, with data
from dual-frequency antennae that locate
deep and shallow targets at the same time.
With or without GPS, utility location can be
accomplished onsite with no post processing
needed, it said.
Leica Geosystems said it was adding the
new radar technology to its Leica GeoMoS
monitoring software for an even clearer
indication of project stability. By combining
GeoMoS with IDS Guardian software, the
company claimed the gaps between prisms
on monitoring projects of landslides, mines
or infrastructure were now also detected for
fast movements.
Broder said that for this kind of equipment it

The Leica LS15 digital level in use on a rail project

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the ground
The Marti site tried out Pix4Ds
crane mounted camera

The Topcon Elite Survey Suite features four


integrated solutions

needed to be easy to use and trustable.


For asset data collection, documentation
and management, Leica pointed out that
the activities below ground had a significant
impact on what was possible above ground.
It said understanding both was critical to safe
and efficient construction planning, and was
a requirement for any SmartCity initiative.
The Leica Pegasus:Stream combines laser
scanning and images above with ground
penetrating radar below, which Leica said
accurately captured the complete view of a
targeted area.
This mass digitisation of infrastructure
assets, such as telephone cabinets above and
cable conduits below, are said to be collected
in less time without needing to stop traffic.
The Pegasus:Stream is said to have the
potential to collect up to 100km per day at
15km/hr, providing digital documentation for
GIS and CAD modelling.
Pix4Dmapper generates detailed 3D point
clouds, re-creating the as-built site status

Topcon Positioning Group has launched a


new suite featuring four integrated solutions
three hardware products which it said
were fused by a single software solution
designed to provide professionals with a
powerful and complete survey system.
The Topcon Elite Survey Suite which
includes the new GT series of robotic total
stations, HiPer HR hybrid GNSS receiver,
FC-5000 field computer and MAGNET 4.0
software system provides Topcons geopositioning products and technology in one
system.

ONE SOFTWARE SOLUTION


Jason Hallett, Topcon vice president of
global product management, said, The
individual products of the Elite Survey
Suite were designed from the ground up
to work together seamlessly through one
software solution a first of its kind in our
industry and one representing the fastest
robotic motor total station technology in
the market, the smallest and lightest GNSS
rover in the industry, the latest advances in
field computing and the pinnacle of software
capabilities.
The Topcon ultrasonic direct drive motors
available within the new GT series total
station have a turning speed of up to 180
per second.
Its the fastest robot on the market, said
Hallett. The advanced UltraTrac Technology
engine efficiently and dramatically increases
power for prism tracking.
The total station is 30% smaller and 30%
lighter, yet still provides the highest levels of
accuracy and performance. Fastest, smallest,
lightest that was our goal in building the
latest GT series.
Built on the foundation of the HiPer series of
receivers, the new HiPer HR claims to be the

worlds smallest and lightest GNSS receiver.


It is capable of tracking all constellations,
all satellites and all signals available today
and tomorrow, said Hallett.
He said that the GNSS technology integrated
in the HiPer HR featured Topcon Integrated
Levelling Technology (TILT) functionality.
TILT uses a 6-axis IMU (inertial
measurement unit) and a 3-axis digital
compass that together offer an advanced
HiPer HR receiver with a 9-axis MEMS (micro
electromechanical systems) to correct for
mis-levelled measurements.
He said this allowed users to take field
measurements quickly and confidently,
even in scenarios where getting the receiver
into an exact vertical setup was difficult or
not possible. The receiver comes with five
data communication options and an IP67
waterproof rating.
The third hardware solution in the suite is
the FC-5000 field computer with two builtin cameras and a 7in (1.78mm) sunlightreadable display, said Hallett.
This advanced device provides operators
the processing power and wireless
connectivity options expected for the modern
job site complete with a touch screen that is
user-friendly even in the most challenging of
environments.

ENTRY-LEVEL
Trimble has introduced the TDC100 handheld
data collector, described as an entry-level
GNSS device designed for a variety of GIS
applications.
The TDC100 combines smartphone and the
ability to collect data in harsh environments
in a single mobile device. The Android-based
TDC100 can run commercially available or
in-house developed applications on a IP-67
platform with a sunlight readable display and
user replaceable batteries.
The built-in GNSS receiver provides realtime accuracy, said Trimble.
Ron Bisio, vice president of Trimbles
geospatial division, said, GIS professionals
using GNSS handheld devices for a wide range >
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Bentley
Systems Vitelli,
Implementing
advances in BIM is
vital for remaining
competitive

of data collection applications are expressing


a desire for smartphone-like capabilities in a
built-to-last form factor.
It has been designed for mobile workers
who need a functional field computer that
is tougher than a consumer-grade device,
while providing easy-to-use features and
convenience that people have come to
expect. Users can collect and retrieve highly
accurate spatial data anytime, and from
virtually any place, while remaining in touch
with the office with a single device.
Producing a clear idea of what is happening
on a jobsite, and what needs to happen, is
increasingly a result of pictures from above.
At Swiss-based Pix4D, Julian Norton, business
development manager, construction division,

said that any process to create the necessary


pictures must be as simple as possible,
automated, repeatable and as de-skilled as
possible.

PHOTOGRAMMETRY
Pix4D produces drone-based mapping
software. It is a developer of photogrammetry
products photogrammetry is the science of
making measurements from photographs,
producing a map, drawing or 3D model.
The company has the PIX4Dmapper desktop
software line, and the Pix4Dcapture flight
planning app.
Norton said that the Pix4Dcapture android
and iOS application fitted his criteria as it
generates the ideal flight plan for optimally

Journey time to be cut in half


Kristiansand to Trondheim on the E39 coastal highway in Western Norway can take up to
21 hours in a car, with seven fjords that must be crossed by ferry, but the Statens vegvesen
(Norwegian Public Roads Administration) is looking to cut this by half with the installation of
either suspension or floating bridges, or submerged floating tunnels.
A project began in early 2015 to transform the current two-lane highway to four-lanes with
an 11km tunnel along with other road construction works.
To keep construction on schedule and provide contractor oversight, Statens vegvesen
contracted Hawkeye, a surveying firm specialising in final documentation of 3D deliverables,
and a joint venture of Veseth and Samny, to provide orthophotos and models of the project.
To do so, the firm turned to the Aibotix Aibot X6 UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle).
Flying every two weeks with fixed positions throughout the five-year contract from January
2015 to January 2020, Veseth has been creating an online gallery of 360 images taken with
the Aibot X6 and a special installation with a Nikon D800. The photos are taken at centimetre
accuracy.
Mads Solberg Eriksen, Statens vegvesen quality advisor, said, Providing aerial imagery
from a UAV is new for us, and the excellent resolution of the pictures of different construction
areas is helping the overall project to flow smoothly.
The 360 view possible with the X6 makes project documentation easier and faster.
A major challenge has been the mass removal of non-native plants to the natural habitat
during the construction of the tunnel, the firm has been combining several Leica Geosystems
solutions for precise volume calculations and documentation.
Leica said that whereas the Aibot X6
provided a clear view from above, the firm
used a Leica C10 ScanStation and Leica
Cyclone software to create detailed 3D
models of the mass to be removed. The Leica
TS16 total station and Leica GS 14 GNSS
Smart Antenna are said to provide accurate
measurements for quantity surveys.
Combining the various solutions, a full
picture of the worksite from above ground
and below the water of the fjords is possible.

captured images. An expert drone pilot is not


required as the mobile app handles both the
drone flight and image capture.
These images are transmitted automatically
to Pix4Dcloud for a preview in the browser.
Then the file and images can be downloaded
for full processing in Pix4Dmapper.
He said the Pix4Dmapper software produced
accurate 3D digital terrain models, which
represent earthwork status, and make volume
measurements stockpiles, for example
and produce contours.
Pix4Dmapper generates detailed 3D point
clouds, re-creating the as-built site status.
He said point clouds were derived from
images, so they were full-colour, highly visual
representations.
The software can export point cloud formats
which are compatible with industry standard
CAD and BIM software such as AutoCAD and
Revit.
At Pix4D, the images used to create the
overall site views, which can be 3D, can be
taken from anywhere, according to Norton.
The company has the software to join up
an assortment of different pictures from a
mixture of sources into one final image.
The clever bit, said Norton, is putting
together all the pictures and making sense
of it.
He described BIM as being about work being
achieved in a timely fashion, in a cost effective
way, and as quickly as possible but he said
there was a need to verify the schedule, and
these schedules had to be adhered to, or
whole project could be affected.
He said the Pix4D solution enabled easy
checks to see if project was performing
correctly against defined schedules, and if
any correction needs to be made.
Norton pointed out that 15% of the cost
of a typical construction site project was
allocated for mistakes, so the key was finding
errors early. This means efficient analysis and
providing a daily update.
In one recent large construction project in
Lausanne, Switzerland, multiple contractors
were involved. Images collected by drone,
which Norton said meant no interference
with site operations, and 2D and 3D data
were created.
Orthomosaics geometrically-corrected
aerial photographs provide a clear
aerial view of the site for communicating
information to contractors.
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The new Lehmann L-A Series 04 drone


status of the site, looking for any errors that
might result in rework costs.
Data was collected regularly to check the
build progress and ensure the project was on
schedule.
Pic4D said that apart from drones, there
were new ways to collect images on a
construction site to gather the necessary data
including handheld regular cameras, and
360 video cameras. The 360 video cameras
are particularly useful indoors and for difficult
to access areas.
Then there is the possibility of installing a
camera on the boom of a tower crane. One
360 swing of the boom each morning can
provide an image which can be sent directly
to the cloud.
Norton said, We have five customers using
this now early adopters to test the system.
The data is available to view online, and
measurements can be added, plus any
necessary notes.

WORKING FROM HEIGHT


At another site, Swiss construction company
Marti was looking for an innovative way
to improve its workflow efficiency and site
monitoring. It partnered with Pix4D to test
the new crane-mounted camera solution.
The wireless camera was mounted on two
Marti tower cranes at the hospital construction
site in Basel, Switzerland, to capture high
resolution images for documentation and
analysis.
Images are captured by remote command,
then uploaded and processed in Pix4Dcloud
to produce precise orthophoto maps, 3D
point clouds, and digital surface models
(DSMs) of the construction site.
This as-built data was then available in a
web portal for easy viewing, sharing and
analysis.
Marti, which additionally manages the site
via remote offices, was said to be able to
co-ordinate progress and details of work in
Basel quickly and easily.
BIM is discussed more and more, and
remains a significant trend, according to the
Business Advantage Groups Worldwide CAD
Trends 2016 Survey.
Chris Turner, CEO of Business Advantage
Group said, BIM has been in flux over the
last year with predicted growth not met.
However, 19% of professional CAD users and
managers across all industry sectors now use

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BIM and that is forecast to grow to 29% in the


next three to five years.
BIM current and future usage,
unsurprisingly, will continue to be dominated
by the architecture, engineering and
construction (AEC) sector.
He said that in this sector, 38% of
respondents used BIM now, with users
predicting 34% growth this year to 51%.
According to Harry Vitelli, senior vice
president of construction and field, project
delivery at Bentley Systems, BIM processes
are impossible to ignore, and he added that
implementing advances in BIM was vital for
remaining competitive.
He said Bentley provided software and
services that empowered its users to attain
the full potential of BIM.
The software and services do this through
a connected environment for comprehensive
project delivery ensuring corporate
governance and information integrity, while
providing the project agility to unify multidiscipline project teams for improved project
performance.
For example, ProjectWise CONNECT Edition
provides a comprehensive work sharing
solution that virtually connects every project
partner and remote team member to project
information and processes throughout the
project lifecycle, including initial planning,
design and construction, and handover to
operations.
He said that because of the complex nature
of infrastructure projects and the requirement
for collaboration across disciplines and
project participants, many organisations were
beginning to adopt BIM processes to achieve
more sustainable assets.
These organisations are reaping so many
benefits that it is becoming impossible for
other infrastructure professionals to ignore if
they want to remain competitive, said Vitelli.
He said the use of BIM methodologies led
to faster client approval cycles, which could
have a dramatic impact on reducing overall
project delivery costs.
Translating design models into meaningful
construction models for survey use in the
field can be a challenge, he said.

Increasingly, our users have been asking for


applications that make it easier to conduct
walkthroughs and constructability reviews.
As a result, we have concentrated our R&D
on developing applications that popularised
the use of visualisation and clash resolution
capabilities for identifying constructability
and compliance issues.
Vitelli cited Bentley Navigator as an
example, which offers users 3D model review
and collaboration, which he said enabled
them to get greater insight. With the ability
to explore immersively, and investigate the
models and their embedded property data,
users can perform construction simulation
and virtual walkthroughs before construction
begins, he said.
Supporting multiple devices PCs, tablets,
etc users can take this technology into
the field with Navigator Mobile, according
to Vitelli, to improve project co-ordination
among the office, site, and field and gain
insight into project planning and execution
for faster issue resolution.
In the past couple of years, Bentley has
begun focusing on how it could advance
its software offerings to provide users with
cutting-edge technology that leveraged
cloud services, mobile devices and drone
technology.

WELL POSITIONED
Vitelli said, This is where the industry is
headed, and by focusing on these
advancements, we will be complementing
our BIM offerings and be well positioned to
meet the needs of our uses through the rest
of this decade and beyond.
Bentley recently announced general access
to the latest release of ContextCapture and
ContextCapture Center. This release is said to
enhance the accessibility, scale, and quality of
reality models that can be produced for use in
BIM and geospatial workflows.
The company said that it included new
multi-resolution mesh support for third-party
formats including Esri i3s, Google Earth KML,
SpaceEyes3D, OSGB (OpenSceneGraph), and
LODTreeExport formats.
There is also multi-resolution mesh support

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projects, and is available off the shelf for
UK urban centres such as London
for ContextCaptures native 3MX format, and
a threefold increase from 30 to 100 gigapixels
of imagery that can be processed with
ContextCapture.
Bentley said the expansion of multiresolution format support enabled
ContextCapture to provide improved quality
and performance of reality modelling data
within geospatial workflows.

REDUCING RISK
Skanska UK claims to be one of the first
construction companies to introduce an
insurance approved supply chain framework
that will facilitate the wider deployment of
drone technology on projects. It said drones
offered an innovative way of capturing data
that could significantly reduce risk and create
opportunities for more effective delivery.
The framework comprises three companies
which will complete drone-based work on
behalf of Skanska Resource Group, Skycap
and Cambridge UAV.
Skanska said each of these companies
provided different areas of specialist
expertise, gained from extensive work in a
range of different sectors.
Thomas Faulkner, executive vice president,

Skanska UK, said, We have invested


consistently in digital engineering over many
years in order to improve how we work and
the services we provide to our customers.
Embracing the use of drone technology
enables us to create new insights facilitating
more effective ways of planning and
delivering projects.
Skanska said the move came on the back
of its achievement in being one of the first
contractors to achieve company-wide Level 2
BIM verification from standards company BSI
in December 2015.
Malcolm Stagg, director of BIM and digital
engineering, said, RPAS can deliver data that
is significantly more advanced and detailed
than is possible through traditional methods.
Its a key component in Skanskas overall
digital engineering strategy that can help
us to undertake work and collect data much
more quickly and effectively.
Lehmann Aviation has launched a new L-A
Series line of professional mapping drones.
The new L-A Series is comprised of three
fully automatic aircrafts for three major
mapping applications LA500 for mining
and construction, LA500-AG for precision
agriculture and LA500-RTK for accurate
mapping and DEM (digital elevation model).
Other companies take their pictures from
manned aircraft to gather the data they need.
UK-based Bluesky is one of these, and it
offers aerial photography, laser-based LiDAR,
thermal mapping and tree mapping.
Sales director Ralph Coleman said that
the company provided off-the-shelf aerial
photography covering the whole of the UK,
while it can also do more project-based work,
for example with LiDAR, which he said was
becoming ubiquitous.
A LiDAR sensor gathers the height of
both the terrain and any above-the-ground
features such as buildings and trees.
Its not that expensive in the big scheme
of things, he said. We can prove that aerial
LiDAR is good value.

He explained that the sensors collect pulses.


How to interpret the data is important. We
can do volumetrics and shape analysis.
Thermal mapping is described as an
intelligent thermographic spatial information
source for deriving property-level building
heat-loss maps. It is particularly popular with
local authorities.
Blueskys 3D models for CAD are said
to provide intelligent, accurate and
detailed visual representations of the built
environment.
Derived photogrammetrically from Blueskys
high resolution stereoaerial photography, the
3D building models are specifically designed
to support developers, architects and urban
planners in making efficient, cost effective
and informed decisions about the urban
environment.
All Bluesky 3D models are said to be
compatible with GIS and CAD software, such
as AutoCAD, Microstation, ArcGIS, MapInfo
and Google SketchUp, as well as specialist
visualisation packages including 3D Studio
Max, Rhino and Maya.
They are available off the shelf for a number
of urban centres in the UK, including London,
and Coleman said which has been acquired
this month by Ritchie Bros, that any of the
companys off-the-shelf products were good
value.
An off-the-shelf product costs just tens or
hundreds of pounds.
He added that as the technology increased,
costs were coming down, but added that
construction was still lagging behind other
industries, and that there was a lack of
awareness of what data existed.
Survey company Greenhatch Group is using
3D models produced from aircraft mounted
lasers to help with a range of BIM projects.
Downloaded from Blueskys online
Mapshop, the models are used within the
groups BIM software from Autodesk,
providing real world context to measured
survey and laser scanned data.
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Facing the
challenges
With cities becoming even more densely
populated, companies continue to innovate
to make sure they can match and better any
challenges they may face. Joe Malone reports

ompanies have faced many challenges


when carrying out foundation works
on construction sites whether its
tight spaces, difficult surfaces or tight time
schedules, the need for efficient machines are
vital to ensure the job is done properly.
While foundations may not be seen once
a project is completed, they are perhaps the
most important part of the building process,
as the results of inaccurate engineering or
construction can be catastrophic.
Close to the city centre of Paris, France,
Liebherrs LB 24 rotary drilling rig is being
used by construction company Bouygues for
the erection of a new apartment building.
In the business district of La Dfense, located
west of the inner city, an 18-storey building
comprising both apartments and a school is
under construction.
A subway is also being built, as the complex
is situated directly next to a track of the
Parisian rapid transit system RER.
The Liebherr LB 24 rotary drilling rig was

used for laying the foundation. The machine


installed piles with a length of up to 30m and
a diameter of approximately 1,500mm, using
the Kelly drilling method.
Beams of 2m in width, 4m in height and 20m
in length are now being placed on these piles,
said Liebherr.
Liebherr also said that because of the
compact space on the construction site, its LB
24 was the perfect tool.
The LB 24 belongs to the LB series of
Liebherr rotary drilling rigs. The machine is
equipped with a 270kW diesel engine and has
a total weight of 76 tonnes. Another benefit of
the LB 24 is its rope crowd system with a push
and pull force of 20 tonnes.
In addition, the rotary drilling rig is equipped
with the BAT rotary drive, manufactured
by Liebherr, offering a torque of 270kNm.
The company said the main advantages of
the hydraulic drive were automated torque
adjustment, continuous speed optimisation
and four electronically adjustable speed

Liebherrs LB 24 rotary drilling rig was


used by Bouygues SA in Paris, France

ranges. Further advantages of the rotary drive,


said Liebherr, were its simple structure, its low
maintenance requirements and its efficiency.
Meanwhile, in Finland, Skanska Infrastructure
has been using Junttan machinery to carry
out piling work at the Prisma retail chain
extension site in Jrvenp.
Junttans PMx22 drill rig, which uses its SHK5

Trevi is carrying out the


foundation works for the
Torrigiani embankment,
Florence, Italy, which suffered
a structural collapse this year

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Pile Dynamics SQUID is an alternative to


the camera-based visual inspection of the
excavated shaft base

Movax has launched a


range of new products
this year, including
the DH-20 and DH-30
piling hammers

hammer, has been used to carry out the


laying of the precast concrete and steel pipe
piles. The average pile length on the project is
between 25 and 30m, which uses a two-pile
element with one pile joint.
Jyrki Nikkinen, general superintendent of
Skanska Infra, gave a number of reasons why
the company adopted Junttan machinery. He
said that, with telescopic leader, the setup of
the piles was very fast, while the stability of
the rig was crucial. It can lift 14.5 tonnes of
material. He also noted that the SHK hammer
was powerful, ensuring the work was carried
out efficiently.

Another key feature, said Nikkinen, was the


easy operation of the rig with its rear legs,
which he said minimised track drive needs,
which was important in tight spaces. Finally,
he claimed the rigs gave total accuracy when
placing the piles.

STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE
In Florence, Italy, Trevi is being tasked with
carrying out the first phases of foundation
works for the Torrigiani embankment, which
suffered a structural collapse earlier this year,
causing a 3m displacement, with a depth of
3.5m.

Trevi said that it had no time to lose in


carrying out the consolidation works,
structural restoration and hydraulic
protection, as the winter weather could cause
the river to flood.
The company believes its experience of
working to tight deadlines, and delivering
quality, aided its case in being awarded the
contract.
Tommaso Gondolini, jobsite director at
Trevi, said, We are in the city centre and
we want to minimise the impact of works
on the citizenship. But, at the same time,
we must be quick in order to ensure safety
of the riverbanks protection wall by early
November.
Ironically, November will mark the 50th
anniversary of the Florence flood, which
caused the Arno River to burst its banks on
the Lungarno Torrigiani.
The company will use its PSM-20, SM-405/8
and SM-30 drilling rigs to help toughen the
soil and create a stable workforce. It said a
wall would be built adjacent to the Poggi
Channel, which would protect and stabilise
the tunnel, while supporting the excavation
up to 3.5m to create a horizontal working
platform.
The foundations will be trelicon piles, with a
6m diameter, and will connect on the top with
capping beams and cross beams, forming a
rigid frame. Another wall will be built near
the riverbank wall, and will consist of wooden
piles.
Moving on to product launches, Movax
has launched a range of new products this
year, including the DH-20 and DH-30 piling
hammers.
Movax DH-20 and DH-30 piling hammers
are described as excavator-mounted,
hydraulic impact-type hammers for driving
load-bearing piles or assisting in sheet pile
driving. The piling hammers can be flexibly
mounted onto the excavator or when greater
depths are required on an excavator mounted
leader mast.
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The key features include its suitability for
different site conditions, its availability in
different models to meet a wide range of
piling needs and its suitability for a wide
range of piles including sheet piles, H-piles,
tubular steel piles and more.
The piling hammers are also excavator
mounted or excavator leader mast-mounted,
which are designed to work on a standard
excavator with normal auxiliary hydraulics.
They are also equipped with Movax Control
System (MCS), which the company said
gave accurate control, safe, flexible and easy
operation.
The company has also launched its new
Movax EML-12, which is said to be a leader
mast for piling applications with 12.3m of
effective leader length. Movax said the EML-12
was ideally suited for different types of driven
piles, preaugering or different techniques of
cast in situ piles.
The EML-12 can be mounted onto multiple
different crawler excavator bases, as piling
specific hydraulics and winches are
integrated to the Movax leader
mast itself. The company also
supplies a full featured
controlling and monitoring
system. The mast is easily
transported from site to
site, as it can be folded
down to size.
Another new launch from
Movax is the M-logbook
which is a documentation
and reporting tool, providing
essential data related to
piling works.
The piling information
collected by the Movax
Control System (MCS Pro)
is stored in the systems
excavator module.
The information is
then copied onto a
USB-memory drive and
transferred to a PC
equipped with the
M-logbook software
for further analysis.
Data concerning
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Bauer constructed an
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Bauer busy in UK and Netherlands


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a subsidiary of Bauer Spezialtiefbau, was awarded the contract to
specialist foundation engineering works around the Battersea Power Station, in
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London, UK. The site, which Bauer said comprised hundreds of thousands of square metres,
commercial and office space built.
will see residential,
resid
In February,
Februar site mobilisation began and test drilling operations were carried out and, in
works began. Approximately 600 foundation piles with a diameter of up to
June, the main
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of 60m will be laid, before the buildings begin to rise.
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In addition,
addition said Bauer, another 900 piles were required for a secant pile wall.
company said that, with the work being carried out around an existing building, the
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heavy-duty rotary drilling rigs must operate in extremely tight spaces with limited access
routes. The ccompany also faced challenges before carrying out the piling work, as significant
obstructions had to be removed, while the clay subsoil which is prone to drying
concrete ob
shrinking also caused difficulties.
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interesting aand challenging project, which we are pleased to be a part of.
Meanwhile, Bauer Funderingstechniek, the Dutch subsidiary of Bauer Spezialtiefbau, has
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constructed an underwater concrete base with 585 GEWI piles for an underground parking
Lammermarkt, in the centre of Leiden, the Netherlands.
garage in La
The depth of the car park is 22m, which will be the deepest underground parking garage
claimed Bauer. Drilling was carried out to a depth of 55m.
in Europe, cl
In addition,
addition Bauer pumped away and de-sanded the drilling fluid under water.
The work was completed by Bauer in November 2015 and the underground parking
garage, with 525 parking spaces, is expected to be finished by 2017.

made reports including both measured


and calculated data provide essential
information about the piling work, says
Movax.

CLEANING AND INSPECTION


Pile Dynamics, meanwhile, said an important
part of bored pile/drilled shaft construction is
the cleaning and inspection of the bottom
of the hole for cleanliness, prior to the
placement of reinforcement and concrete.
It said that once drilling was complete,
any material unsuitable for end bearing
support was removed. Bottom inspection
is then performed, often by lowering a

camera down the bore hole, a procedure that


it said gave a rough idea of the thickness of
any debris left at the bottom.
The companys new launch SQUID (Shaft
Quantitative Inspection Device) is said to
be an alternative to the camera-based visual
inspection of the excavated shaft base. The
device assesses cleanliness by measuring the
thickness of the debris or non-competent
material remaining at the shaft base, and can
also provide a quantitative evaluation of the
strength of the bearing layer.
The company claimed that a drill stub
column adaptor allowed for a quick pinned
connection to the Kelly bar of any drill rig.
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The SQUID body includes three retractable
contact plates attached to displacement
transducers, and one instrumented cone
penetrometer for each contact plate. The
penetrometer cones move through the debris
layer and into the bearing material under the
weight of the Kelly bar and measure pressure,
while the transducers measure displacement.
The devices body connects by cable to
a wireless transmitter at the edge of the
borehole, where the transmitter then sends
pressure and displacement data to the SQUID
tablet.
The wireless data transmission to the tablet
where data is visualised then allows for the
person holding it to be positioned at a safe
distance from the borehole.
The SQUID Tablet displays, among other
information, the depth of the non-competent
layer and the maximum penetrometer cone
tip pressure, said Pile Dynamics.
Soilmec, meanwhile, has introduced several
key innovations and range updates, including
the new Blue generation SR-45, SR-75, SR-95,
SR-125 and SR-145 hydraulic drilling rigs for
large diameter piles.
Soilmec said that, based on the experience
and success of the first generation, the
new SR rigs had been designed to improve
productivity and operating flexibility, in
addition to operator comfort and safety.
The new rigs are installed with new Tier
4 diesel engines and are fitted with more
powerful and lightweight rotaries, with a
claimed torque increase of more than 20%
and pull up of more than 30%.

Atlas Copcos versatile drill rig


Atlas Copco has launched its new FlexiROC
T20 R drill rig, which can be used for
foundation drilling, and it claimed it was
the most versatile version on the market in
the 38 to 64mm hole range.
The company said the rig could drill
underground and on the surface, as well
as at any angle, and said it featured a highpowered rock drill.
It has a completely new rig control system
as well as Radio Remote Control (RRC),
and its compact design wa s said to assist
transportation between locations and setup in confined spaces.
The FlexiROC T20 R has a boom reach of
4,250mm through a 90 radius which claims
Atlas Copco says its FlexiROC T20 R is the
to give more holes from fewer set-ups in
most versatile of its type on the market
tasks such as foundation drilling, trenching
and various tunnelling operations.
Other upgrades include a new cylinder feed (BMH 2000) in three lengths, a new reinforced
drill steel support, a front-facing feed holder and an easily accessible service access point.
Atlas Copco said the rigs 14kW COP 1435 rock drill, combined with a smooth cylinder feed
action, provided almost 30% more impact energy and torque, boosting drilling performance
by up to 40%.

The new SR line generation also


claims a reduction in weight but
an improvement in performance,
thanks to the use of high-strength
steels and a new antenna design.
The new Blue SR rigs come with
new larger cabs, providing improved
comfort and visibility and, equipped
with a new DMS system (Drilling
Mate System) to allow control of all
the operating parameters.
Soilmec said that an innovative
kinematic mechanism meant the
machines could operate parallel to
the tracks.

FREE-FALL HAMMER

Bauer will lay 600 foundation piles with a


diameter of up to 2m and a depth of 60m
around the Battersea Power Station in
London, UK

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Liebherr has brought out a new


hydraulic free-fall H 10 L hammer,
which is said to be suitable for tough
piling operations with a large radius.
The H 10 L is the first hydraulic
free-fall hammer developed and
manufactured in-house by Liebherr,
and is currently the largest model
of three in the new series and
has a maximum impact energy of
225kNm.
Key advantages of the attachment
include the modular weights, where
the hammer can be perfectly adapted
to the respective piling requirements,
said Liebherr. It is also said to be
extremely efficient as well as userfriendly in terms of transportation
and maintenance. At the same time,
the pile helmet is soundproof in the
standard version.
The control is integrated in
the system of the Liebherr basic
machines, which Liebherr said
allowed for better adjustment in

accordance with the respective conditions


which therefore ensures more efficient
operation. In addition to the LR 1300 piling
rig, the duty cycle crawler crane HS895 HD
can also be used as a basic machine. Only
a slight modification is required with both
machines. The hammer can be operated
directly from the on-board hydraulic
system, meaning no additional power pack
is required.
The leader elements of Liebherrs LRH 600
piling rig include easy and quick assembly of
pin connections. A high degree of stability
is ensured through the lattice boom design
with the kicker also being secured via
supporting tubes at the boom head. Two
compensating cylinders ensure that the
leader always remains parallel to the
uppercarriage, which the company said
provided maximum transmission of
the torque. Inclination and radius can
be adjusted using another pair of
cylinders.
The LRH 600 achieves an
effective working length of
51m and a maximum radius of
15m. inclinations of up to 14
backwards and 9.5 forwards
are also possible. The pull
force extends to roughly 120
tonnes.
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The leader elements


of Liebherrs LRH 600
piling rig include easy
and quick assembly
of pin connections

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AUCTIONS AND USED EQUIPMENT

More older machines


The market for used construction machinery is
an increasingly complicated one. Sandy Guthrie
talks to some of the leading players in this
important and fast-moving area

he global used construction equipment


market is affected by many different
factors economic, political, regulatory,
new machinery and factors that have an
impact globally will also ripple through Europe.
Dominic
Fancini,
global
business
development manager for Atlas Copcos used
equipment business, said, Global market forces
make it almost impossible for manufacturers
of construction equipment to ignore changes
in demand for used equipment.
He added that the new and used markets
were inextricably linked.
Demand for used equipment has
traditionally been strong in developing
countries. Historically, ageing machinery with
long working hours tended to be bought up
by the South American and African markets.
However, there are also indications of a
growing appetite in parts of Europe, while
operators in South America and Africa now
demand a more diverse mix of newer and
older used equipment.
He said that reasons for this included the
trend for short-term investment arising from
limited-time projects where expenditure on
new equipment was financially less viable.
The goal of Atlas Copco, he said, is to reach
a point where, in any given country, 10% of
portable energy revenues come from used
equipment.
Not only does a sophisticated used
equipment strategy increase the original
equipment manufacturers overall market
share but it also supports greater sustainability
by reducing wastage, cutting back on landfill
and making maximum use of resources.
According to Jonnie Keys, general manager
of Euro Auctions, all good quality, low hours
machines are selling well across Europe at the
moment.
And at Ritchie Bros Auctioneers, Jeroen Rijk,
managing director Europe, said, A strong
trend were seeing this year all over Europe is

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that the average age of equipment coming


to our auctions is going slightly up. But the
drop in new equipment orders in recent years
can be seen a few years later in the used
equipment industry.
He pointed out that when there are fewer
young used machines re-entering the market,
there are not so many ending up in auctions.
Theres always some young equipment in
our inventories, and the ones we do have get
a lot of attention. They often end up getting
strong prices on auction day.

LOW AVAILABILITY
Low availability of used equipment is
particularly noticeable in the south of Europe,
with Spain in particular, he said.
In the post-economic crisis era, large
quantities of equipment from Spanish
businesses came into our auctions in order to
adjust to market conditions. This lasted up to
2012 and has slowed down since.
He added, however, that on the bright side,
since the beginning of 2016, Ritchie Bros
had seen an increase of Spanish buyers at
its auctions, looking to source good quality

used equipment both in Spain and across the


border.
The north European market is pretty
stable, with supply and demand more evenly
balanced out, said Rijk. But what happens
locally can have an impact on a larger scale.
Paul Williamson, major accounts director at
auction house IronPlanet, which has just been
acquired by Ritchie Bros, said, The strength of
the European used equipment sales market
will always fluctuate, and remains highly
dependent on the overall macroeconomic
environment and level of buyer confidence.
Presently, Europe is a sellers market,
primarily due to the large volume of highquality equipment which is readily available
for sale. Naturally, there are certain countries
with markets that are more resilient than
others within Europe. Ireland, Scandinavia and
Eastern Europe appear to be some of the most
buoyant territories in terms of purchasing
equipment.
There are fears that the UKs referendum vote
to leave the European Union (Brexit) could be
a problem, and affect markets outside the UK.
Keys at Euro Auctions said that to date, there
had been no real difference in the European
market since Brexit. He said most people
believed it would not make any fundamental
differences, and did not see a return to hard
borders, as advances in technology would do
away with customs posts and so on.
It may mean a little more paperwork but
thats about all, he said.

Euro Auctions latest UK sale


telehandlers continue to
be sought after

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Ritchie Bros UK auction in July

The biggest factor, according to Keys, has


been the fall in the value of Sterling, which
he said would increase interest in UK-based
machines, and should help maintain
equipment prices from all other non-Sterling
countries.
All the European buyers are well aware of
this, and this is evident in our last Dromore,
Ireland, sale in late June, post Brexit, with a
lot of interest from customers in mainland
Europe.

INTERWOVEN PRODUCTS
At Ritchie Bros, Rijk said, This summer with
Brexit, I think everyone in the industry got
reminded how interwoven our products and
services are across borders. At Ritchie Bros,
we got a lot of questions about buying at
our UK auctions and witnessed an increase in
buyers from the Eurozone at our most recent
Donington Park auction, the strong Euro
currency forming additional stimulus to buy
equipment.
At IronPlanet, which held its first European
unreserved public auction earlier this year,
hosted in association with Caterpillar dealer
Finning UK & Ireland, Williamson said, It is
unsurprising that the UK is likely to experience
an excess capacity of equipment versus the
requirement for the foreseeable future as a
direct consequence of Brexit.
Every country requires substantial
investments in capital projects and an overall
positive economy to drive demand, but
unfortunately this is a luxury not every country
can have.
Euro Auctions felt that the type of equipment
that was selling well was to some extent
governed by the value of currency. Keys
said that any UK machines were much more
attractive to European buyers now than they
had been three months ago. Telehandlers,
and utility type machines like mid-sized and
mini excavators continued to be sought after,
he said.
Large infrastructure projects can be an
important catalyst for machine sales. Keys said
it seemed that there were many infrastructure
projects underway, but there was not so much
talk of new ones starting in Europe.
Poland had shown good signs of economic
growth over the last 18 months, as has Ireland,

Rijk, North European market is pretty


stable
which seems to be getting busier and the
demand for equipment is increasing.
Selling machines to lesser regulated
countries is more complicated than it used
to be. Keys said that in general, things were
moving much slower and could come unstuck
very easily when dealing with the lesser
regulated countries.
He added that instances of fraud, scamming
and cloning were very common, with the
use of letters of credit often used to acquire
equipment.
We just have to be more vigilant and, as
such, the process takes a little longer, he said.
Rijk added, Another trend is that online sales
are growing strongly. Ritchie Bros auctions can
be joined both on-site and live online, making
it interesting to see the development of online
bidding and buying over the years.

Roughly half of all sales at our globally held


auctions are now done online. And even more
than half of our bidding activity comes from
online auction participants. It helps achieve
global market pricing for assets, even in
regions where demand for equipment is low.
People have more and more confidence in
buying online what they need.
At Atlas Copco, Fancini said, Used equipment,
properly maintained and refurbished, can
have an active lifespan of up to three times
longer than it might previously have had.
Therefore, construction equipment, including
compressors and generators, are given not
only a second life but sometimes a third life at
competitive prices.
He said that the subject of pricing was key
to any discussion on used equipment sales
models.
Clearly, prices fluctuate according to supply
and demand, but large manufacturers such as
Atlas Copco have sufficient market insight to
adopt a broader view. Our depreciation model
for valuing used equipment is drawn from
both new sales intelligence and market price
intelligence.
He said used equipment was painstakingly
tracked in order to assign an accurate value to
it that was both competitive and reflective of
the conditions in which it had been used and
maintained.
It is not only the age of the machine in years
that must be taken into account, but also the
amount of hours it has worked, he said. ce

IronPlanet has held its first European


unreserved public auction, with
Caterpillar dealer Finning UK & Ireland

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More powerful Cat grader


New 14M3
motor grader has
a larger engine,
increased fuel
efficiency and
improved
machine balance

aterpillars new 14M3


motor grader is said to
have been built on the
solid design of its predecessor
models, with a larger engine,
increased fuel efficiency and
improved machine balance.
It is also said to have enhanced
transmission performance,
advanced electro-hydraulic
steering, more powerful
telematics, and added operatorsafety/convenience features.
Cat said that its easily
maintained drawbar-circlemouldboard assembly was
designed for productive
performance in a range of
applications.
A Cat C13 Acert engine

replaces the C11 engine in


previous models and features
an Eco mode that boosts
fuel economy by limiting the
engines high-idle speed to
1,750rpm in working gears,
while maintaining machine
power.
Eco-mode savings were said to
be especially significant when
working at high idle in light to
moderate applications in gears
3R to 5F.
The 14M3s lift arm and

centre shift assembly use a


single, heavy duty steel casting
designed to dissipate working
forces, and the rear frame
features two bumper castings
and thick hitch plates.
A series of patented topadjust metallic or non-metallic
wear strips and wear inserts are
claimed to ensure that drawbarcircle-mouldboard components
maintain a factory-tight
condition.
An adjustable circle drive also

Two crusher models from Viper


Ajutech of Finland has launched rotary drum crushers to be used with excavators, which are said to allow
contractors to crush hard materials such as demolition and concrete waste materials effectively and
economically.
The Viper screening buckets enable reuse and separation of different materials and fragmentations,
allowing in-situ usage of the otherwise wasted materials.
The company said that the
issue in many cases, especially in
demolition worksites has been
the crushing. It said that large
mobile crushers required heavy
transportation vehicles and were
often not practical in limited
space worksites with relatively
small quantities of material to be
crushed.
The Viper crushing bucket
attachment was said to have
answered the need of light
weight crushers to be moved
and used together with the
excavators as base machines.
Viper has two slow moving
rotary drum crushing buckets
the VPH 21 one-drum version for
20 to 30 tonne class excavators,
and VPV 22 a two-drum version
The two-drum version
for excavators over 30 tonnes.

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assists in maintaining assembly


tightness.
The standard variable
horsepower system is designed
to match closely power
requirements in all gears,
and the consistent-power-toground feature automatically
changes engine power levels
to compensate for cooling-fan
losses, resulting in consistent
power delivery in all ambient
temperatures and working
conditions.
The C13 Acert engine is
available in three versions to suit
emissions standards where used.
The 14M3s 8F/6R powershift transmission has a wide
operating range designed
for application flexibility and
maximum productivity. The Cat
Advanced Productivity Electronic
Control System (APECS) aims to
enhance gear-to-gear shifting by
maintaining consistent torque
flow and smoothing shift points.
The Shuttle-Shift feature
enables directional shifts
without slowing engine speed
or using the inching pedal, and
an autoshift system is available
to allow programming shift
points to match requirements of
specific applications best.
A fully scalable, factory
integrated Cat Grade with Cross
Slope system allows operators
to maintain desired cross slope
by automatically controlling
one side of the blade. In
addition, newly patented Stable
Grade and Auto Articulation
technologies are said to improve
operator performance and
productivity.
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Additional
options from
Powerscreen are
said to provide
solutions for all
applications

New Warrior variants


P

owerscreen has
introduced two variants
based on the Warrior
2100 triple shaft screen the
Spaleck and a single shaft screen
which the company said meant
a solution for just about every
application.
The Warrior 2100 screen
is engineered to include
Powerscreens Triple Shaft

technology, which is designed


so the 16ft x 5ft (488cm x
152cm) screenbox is effective
and efficient while maintaining
exceptional throughput
productivity.
The Flip-Flow bottom deck
on the Warrior 2100 screen
uses rubber panels that move
in a smooth wave motion,
expanding and contracting to

Wheeled loader has


powered giant man
The power behind what is claimed to be the UKs largest ever
mechanical puppet, came from a Volvo wheeled loader.
At more than 10m tall, the Cornish Mining Man Engine was at the
Cornish Mining World Heritage Site in Englands West Country as
part of the tenth anniversary of the Cornwall & West Devon Mining
Landscape being added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
The Man Engine took two weeks to travel about 210km. It was
designed by Hal Sylvester, a big puppet specialist, and produced
using a team of engineers,
fabricators, welders, smoke and
lighting experts and artists,
from across Cornwall and the
South West of England.
A L220G wheeled
loader, provided by Volvo
Construction Equipment,
acted as the Man Engines
puppeteer, aiding the support
crew of who raised him up and
animated him.
Matt Game, sales support
manager at Volvo Construction
Equipment said, After careful
evaluation, we felt that the
L220G would work best on
this project due to its lifting
The Man Engine is more than
capacity and overall stability.
10m tall

keep the material constantly


in motion. This is said to break
down sticky material, such as
clay and soil, making it possible
to produce 0 to 10mm fines with
minimal contamination from
non-inert material such as wood
and plastic, which will generally
fall into the over 10mm particle
band.
Recyclable material enters
the top deck, comprised of five
stepped 3-D screening segments
formed from open surface
panels. As well as preventing
waste from catching in the
surface and reducing downtime
for clearance, this design is said
to help ensure long, thin pieces
cannot pass through to the
bottom layer, reducing wear and
tear on the bottom deck media.
Powerscreen said the single
shaft screen provided the
Warrior 2100 with the balance
to screen efficiently in less
demanding applications, when

the power of a triple shaft drive


or the precision of a Flip-Flow
deck is not required.
Supported on 2 x 130mm
bearings, the single shaft screen
is said to provide an impressive
screening stroke and screening
angles of up to 18.
The drive system is mounted
directly to the screen side and
is pulley driven to ensure that
optimum hydraulic efficiency
can be realised at both standard
and increased amplitudes.
The Warrior 2100 range is
powered by a Cat C4.4 4
cylinder diesel engine which is
designed to run at 1,800rpm.
The machine can be ordered
with the Dual Power option
which has a fully-integrated
control system allowing an end
user to power the machine via
the diesel hydraulic engine or
directly from a mains power
source in an environmentally
sensitive area.
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Pump in production
Danfoss Power Solutions new
MP1 closed circuit axial piston
pumps are now in production,
having been launched at the
Bauma trade fair in April.
The new MP1 pump claims to
provide best-in-class modular
configuration for manufacturers
seeking a reliable mediumpower product in an easily
integrated package.
Danfoss said the ability to
accommodate a variety of
applications easily, coupled

with greater total efficiency


and expanded functionality
made the MP1 pump an ideal
addition to its line-up of pumps.
The MP1 pump is currently
being manufactured in multiple
locations around the globe.
Available in 28/32 and
38/45cm frames, the MP1
pump is designed to help OEMs
provide precise machine control
for customers, while speeding
up the design process and
improving time to market. ce
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Dozer added by Komatsu


New dozer is available with
intelligent machine control
technology

omatsu Europes D37EX/


PX-24 dozer, which is new
to the European market,
is being described as an allround compact performer built
on the benefits of its predecessor
model.
There is also the D37EXi/PXi-24
model, which is Komatsus latest
in a growing range of machines
equipped with intelligent
machine control technology.
The D37EX/PX-24 features a
Komatsu Stage IV engine which
the company said featured
class-leading power and
unrivalled fuel efficiency, along
with improved comfort and an
automatic idling engine shut
down system.
Product manager William
Groven said the D37EX/PX-24
could be transported easily
between different job sites.

He said that the D37EX/PX-24


with its hydrostatic drive was
suitable for light to medium
dozing and grading applications.
It is available in either
long track-on-ground (EX)
or low ground pressure (PX)
configuration, and the crawler
dozer offers flotation and
weight distribution options

to customers, tailored to their


applications, according to
Komatsu
The dozer features a 3.26 litre,
66,1kW, SAA4D95LE-7 Stage IV
emissions-certified engine with
a heavy-duty aftertreatment
system.
A selective catalytic reduction
(SCR) system has now been
added to the Komatsu Diesel
Oxidation Catalyst (KDOC),

Standards checked on Tobrocos


Giant Tendo telehandlers
Tobroco Machines Giant Tendo telescopic handlers have been tested recently by independent
company Aboma to check whether they meet with the newest international safety regulations.
Aboma, which specialises in safety, quality and certifications, sent a team to inspect
the machines, and the conclusion was that the telehandlers were compliant with EN ISO 12100 and
EN 1459.
Hein-Jan Hoogers, CE
co-ordinator at Tobroco, said,
As manufacturer, the safety
and stability of our machines
have the highest priority.
We have been
manufacturing Giant machines
for 15 years now and at the
moment we build 60 machines
a week. These machines need
to be safe for the operator and
his surroundings.
He said the company had
been co-operation with Aboma
since 2002, and that during an
extensive testing period it had
investigated its design, usage,
stability, noise levels, etc.
We are satisfied that the
Tendo is compliant with all the
new regulations.

which requires only passive


regeneration.
Wear life of Komatsus high
quality components is said to
have been increased, and a
new triple labyrinth seal now
protects the final drive from
dirt and damage. D37EX/PX-24
customers can enjoy superior
Komatsu durability and lower
operating costs.
A new high-comfort cab has
an air suspension high back seat,
which is adjustable and heated.
There is an upgraded highresolution TFT LCD (thin film
transistor liquid crystal display)
machine monitor, with ECO/
POWER mode selection and
operator identification. A shovel
holder has been added to the
back of the machine.
The latest Komtrax telematics,
and the Komatsu Care
maintenance programme are
said to offer fleet management
and support, protect the
machine against misuse and
guarantee maximum efficiency
and uptime.
The D37EXi/PXi-24 dozer is
said to bring improved efficiency
and reduced costs to customers
through its integrated machine
control system, which allows
automated operation from
heavy dozing to fine grading.
It senses and controls the
blade load to optimise the start
of the cut and minimise track
slip.
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The Giant 4548 Tendo has


been tested

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New iP generators
Lightweight portable power from
Atlas Copco completes its range

tlas Copco has launched


two new inverter power
(iP) generators, which
are said to offer contractors a
lightweight, efficient and reliable
source of portable power.
The P 2000i and P 3500i models
are the latest additions to Atlas
Copcos complete portfolio of
portable generators.
Atlas Copcos new inverters
use advanced electronics and
magnets to ensure efficiency. It

said that an inverter, in essence,


produced first high voltage
multi-phase AC power. The AC
power is then converted to DC.
Finally, the DC power is inverted
back to clean AC predictable
power at the required voltage
and frequency.
Designed for daily use, or for
frequent single jobs, typically
involving handheld power tools,
the iP portable generators are
said to be easy to operate, with a

Generators are designed for daily use


recoil start function that ensured
fast activation.
The company said that fuel

Palazzani adds Ragno platform


Palazzanis new Ragno XTJ 48.1 aerial platform is now in production, replacing the previous XTJ 48
model, with the company claiming important changes and improvements.
It has a 49.2m maximum working height, 19.3m outreach and 330kg capacity, and has stowed
dimensions of 8,898mm long, 1,450mm to 1,900mm wide thanks to its extendable undercarriage, and
2,536mm high.
As with all the range, this model is available on tracks and wheels, and with Bi-energy (Diesel plus AC)
and ECO (DC plus AC) to cover indoor and outdoor applications.
Ragno XTJ 48.1 is said to be equipped with the latest generation devices, such as COS (Clever
Outreach System) which selects the optimal outreach automatically, according to the position of the
stabilisers. It has ACD (Advanced Control Diagnostic), which means that through a colour touch screen
monitor, the user received advanced diagnostic functions.
With EPC (Electric Power Controller), the electronic control of the electric motor is said to have power
optimisation, with constant supply independently from the movements.
VDM (Variable Displacement Hydraulic Motors) allows top speed when precision is not needed, and a
reduction it when accurate control is required.

The Ragno XTJ 48.1 has a 49.2m


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consumption was low, thanks


to variable speed control that
adapted engine speed to load
conditions. Additionally, the
generators can be connected and
used in parallel to increase the
overall power capability without
requiring a larger generator.
Incorporating fuel tanks of 4
litres on the P 2000i and 11 litres
on the P3500i, they can run for
up to six hours before refuelling,
which is a valuable asset on busy
construction sites.
Atlas Copco said that despite
their large fuel capacity, the
generators were compact and
sufficiently lightweight, at 21kg
and 45kg, to be moved easily
around sites.
The generators are also fitted
with noise-reducing canopies
to keep engine noise levels at
a level of around 63dBA, which
was said to be comparable with
an electric razor.
Thermal protection helps the
generators to operate efficiently
in extreme weather conditions,
said the company, while it added
that automatic voltage control
(AVR) ensured clean, consistent
and reliable power where it was
most needed.
Sergio Salvador, product
marketing manager for
small generators at Atlas
Copco Portable Energy, said,
Construction sites are becoming
more demanding in terms of
power needs. Low noise levels
are required on all metropolitan
construction to avoid noise
pollution.
In addition, wider
environmental issues, such as
reduction of CO2 emissions,
are also a big consideration.
Therefore easy transportation
and reduced fuel consumption
are a firm customer
requirement.
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