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Managing changes
One of the biggest challenges in the construction industry is how to manage on-site changes. NEAL MORRIS and KEVIN JOYCE of Pinsent Masons consider how to manage change and ensure contracts are drafted with appropriate provisions.
Life-long safety
FIEC is supporting a number of health & safety training initiatives across Europe, designed to improve the health & safety culture in construction. There is a particular focus on young people, because statistics show they are much more prone to accidents than older workers.
Be prepared
The updated Machinery Directive will come into force at the end of 2009. CECE recommends that all construction equipment manufacturers act now to familiarise themselves with the requirements of this law.
Winning ways
Besides a plethora of new machines at Munich's Bauma exhibition in April there was the surprise announcement that Extec and Fintec had been bought by Sandvik. Crushing and screening manufacturers, including Extec, have also been busy picking up awards, increasing exports and responding to customer demands for simpler service and maintenance requirements. Richard High reports.
Comfortably automatic
Increased automation and operator comfort in the rock-drilling sector are two of the most significant factors that manufacturers are focusing on to increase machine efficiency and productivity. Complying with EU regulations on environmental and safety standards is also crucial. Becca Wilkins reports.
Quarry days: new equipment at the UK's biennial Hillhead Show
This month's biennial Hillhead Show, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, will once again be showcasing equipment for the quarrying, recycling and construction industries, at Tarmac's Hillhead Quarry, near Buxton, UK. Richard High previews this popular event.
Kárahnjúkar HEP
First mooted 50 years ago the € 2,5 billion Kárahnjúkar Hydro-Electric Project (HEP) will harness the power of east Iceland's glacial rivers. However, the weather, a remote location, difficult geological conditions and intense media interest are proving formidable obstacles to delivering the project on time and on budget. Richard High reports.
Aarsleff piles in
In an effort to improve pedestrian and car safety at an automatic railway crossing on the A27 road at Beddingham, UK, a well-known bottleneck and accident blackspot, the UK's Highways Agency decided to replace the crossing with a bridge.
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