A combination of Ischebeck Titan’s aluminium HV soffit panel system and full-height, mesh-faced safety screens are currently being used in the construction of the world’s tallest student accommodation block in Leeds in the UK.
Waterford in Ireland is perhaps most famous for its crystal glass, but thanks to a 25 km bypass being built around the county town, it will soon boast of having the country’s biggest cable-stayed bridge too.
New materials and systems are making an impact in the falsework and formwork sector. Steve Skinner reports on product and market developments and the close attention the sector is giving to providing total solutions.
Hamm has launched two new versions in its popular HD range of tandem rollers. The HD range has been around for ten years and the updated ‘+' versions of the 12 and 14 tonne class machines should go down well with operators for their spacious cabs and intuitive controls.
Germany's Bomag has announced plans to build a new 11500 m2 roller drum facility at its main factory in Boppard. The company said the €24 million investment, the largest in its 51-year history, will double drum capacity there.
Formwork manufacturer Hünnebeck's Italian subsidiary has supplied a range of formwork, including its Manto large-frame panels, for construction of the world's first reinforced concrete offshore terminal for the storage and re-gasification of liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Following expansion of the European Union in may 2004 the road network in Europe looks set to expand further eastward as new member states integrate their networks into the Trans European Network in western Europe the market continues to be dominated by opportunities in repair and rehabilitation. Richard High reports.
The boom in the European construction industry has seen concrete pumping and placing equipment in high demand. Contractors are demanding machinery that can complete jobs quickly in increasingly confined spaces.Becca Wilkins reports.