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Five of the week’s biggest construction stories
Published on: 24 May, 2024
What news and features have been most popular on Construction Briefing? 
Survey reveals biggest project risks and disputes in construction
Published on: 23 May, 2024
Survey shows a 100% increase in respondents ranking ESG as one of their top three sources of disputes in future
Solar plant that was delivered ‘100% digitally’ operational
Published on: 22 May, 2024
Solar project was delivered using automation, survey robots, machine-controlled equipment and drones
Volvo CE shares results from electric excavator tests
Published on: 22 May, 2024
Leading OEM shares some of the results from the testing of its 23-ton electric excavator
The AI systems used to fight energy waste on construction sites
Published on: 22 May, 2024
Contractors including Kier, Balfour Beatty and Bouygues are all using AI-enabled energy management systems in site cabins to reduce power waste 
Three electric machines on zero-emission jobsite
Published on: 21 May, 2024
Machinery noise levels are said to be ten times lower than that of traditionally powered equipment
Caterpillar launches energy transition programme
Published on: 21 May, 2024
Programme designed to help customers reduce their site emissions
Volvo: ‘We needed to do compact equipment differently’
Published on: 21 May, 2024
A year since Volvo CE split compact construction equipment from its heavy machinery, compact business unit leader Thomas Bitter explains the strategy
XCMG releases its first ESG report
Published on: 20 May, 2024
Report reveals how much OEM spent on research and development in 2023 
Politics vs. practicality in decarbonization to be discussed
Published on: 20 May, 2024
Leading energy consultant will examine the topic at annual Power Progress Summit
How digital technology supports the construction of the world’s largest nuclear fusion experiment
Published on: 14 May, 2024
Navarro uses the ITER project as an example of the role of technology in nuclear fusion projects and the potential they have in their future
Construction companies host industry-wide competition for startups
Published on: 13 May, 2024
The competition is hosted by industry players and venture capital firms
10 new ‘megaprojects’ certified by US Department of Labor
Published on: 13 May, 2024
A look at new megaprojects approved and funded by the US government
Wired differently: Harnessing neurodiverse talent in construction
Published on: 10 May, 2024
What skills can people with autism, dyslexia and ADHD bring to the construction sector?
The opportunities and the challenges of a data centre building boom
Published on: 08 May, 2024
The construction challenges of storing the world’s data
Uzbekistan announces Saudi-funded data centre builds
Published on: 07 May, 2024
Uzbekistan announces the building of a new data centre
Züblin constructs ‘world first’ load-bearing concrete walls with 3D printer
Published on: 07 May, 2024
Company says it has printed concrete structure with load-bearing walls
Morgan Sindall to add AI to carbon calculator
Published on: 02 May, 2024
Morgan Sindall Construction estimates that the tool has saved more than 30,000 tonnes of carbon to date
Intermat hails success of new format
Published on: 30 April, 2024
Vistor numbers down 26%, but successful focus on decarbonisation
Future of construction machinery: Electric actuators vs. hydraulic
Published on: 30 April, 2024
Can electric actuators prove to be a credible alternative to hydraulic in construction machinery?
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