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Students get high on Ischebeck Titan
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.
Formwork in Basque
The construction of the 391 m Basagoiti viaduct near the town of Mondragón in the Basque region of Spain was completed a few weeks ago, ahead of schedule.
Span Oka
The River Oka at Murom in the Russian Federation, approximately 300 km east of Moscow, is to benefit from a new bridge crossing.
Crystal clear
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.
Evolving solutions: falsework and formwork developments
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.
Bratislavia Chic
A huge development covering 38,000 m² in the heart of Bratislava will give the Slovak capital a new mixed-use riverfront district.
Prosmyky traveller
Doka formwork travelled to the Czech Republic to create the new Prosmyky bridge over the river Elbe, due for completion in 2009.
Dynapac's new remote controlled reversible plate compactor
Dynapac has introduced the LG520 radio remote controlled reversible plate compactor designed for compaction of backfill in pipe and cable trenches, as well as road repair and maintenance work.
More space in Hamm's HD+ compactors
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.
Dynapac cuts vibration
Dynapac has introduced a new low-vibration handle for its LF range of soil and asphalt plates.
Cat AP300 gets to work
Following the launch of Caterpillar’s AP300 wheeled asphalt paver earlier this year; operators in the field are clearly voicing their approval of the new machine.
Bomag to double drum capacity
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.
Hünnebeck formwork for offshore LNG plant
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).
Road building: machine control and guidance systems
Machine control and guidance systems have advanced dramatically and now play a crucial part in the rapidly evolving European road building equipment market. Becca Wilkins reports.
Tunnel formwork from Peri installed for avalanche protection
Peri's Variokit formwork is being used for concreting nine sections of a 115 m extension of the 300 m avalanche protection system above the B145 road in Austria.
Acquisition update
Optimistic outlook after first year in the road building business
Strategic network: Europe's road network continues to expand
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.
Big pour
Joint Venture Contractors Heitkamp and Bauer Spezialtiefbau will need more than 95000 m3 of concrete to complete construction of a new lock chamber on the Mittellandkanal near Wolfsburg.
Samoter 2008 Stop Press
With the Samoter exhibition just around the corner, Chris Sleight takes a quick look at the last-minute news about new machines being launched at the show.
Concrete evidence
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.
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