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Why communication breakthroughs will be crucial to a healthy post-pandemic sector

By Lesley McLeod, CEO of The Association for Project Safety, and Shachar Harari, chief business officer & head of Cardo Crew COMMUNICATION technology has always...

Managing health and safety risks of outdoor working this summer

By Kevin Rowe, MD of SafetyBuyer.com AS the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to ease, construction firms will be looking forward to completing their...

The silent killer: how Finning is making mental health a priority

In the UK construction industry, physical health is of paramount importance. It is common to see prominent reminders about physical safety, and yet there...

What the super deduction means for you

In the 2021 Spring Budget, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced an investment incentive, referred to as the superdeduction. From April 1, 2021 to March 31,...

Have you got the edge?

Construction businesses are more likely to win bids if they can guarantee high-quality work, while sticking to a budget and a deadline. Meeting all...

Addressing net zero

Ross Hayward, head of assets and commercial at Chepstow Plant International (CPI), discusses how the quarrying and aggregates sector can address the climate emergency,...

How to maintain dump trucks during winter

Scotland has been gripped by icy weather in recent weeks, with parts of the country experiencing its most significant snowfall in years. Terex Trucks...

Certified Rebuilds: the machines that are forever young

David Carter, product manager for engine & drivetrain at Caterpillar dealer Finning UK & Ireland, reflects on the rise of rebuilds and explains why...

The road to autonomous plant

In July 2020, Elon Musk announced his plans for Tesla to achieve 'level five' autonomy by 2021. This gives the company little time to...

Engineering a solution for remote working

By Andrew Richardson, a copywriter for Mobile Mini  LIKE many other industries, the construction and engineering sector has been hit by coronavirus restrictions aimed...

How drones are changing construction

  The PwC’s membership network report, Skies without Limits, recently revealed that drone technology is expected to uplift the UK’s construction industry by £8.6 billion...

Paving the way to sustainability

In May 2020, the government announced a £2 billion investment package to establish cycling and walking lanes on the streets of our busy towns...

Why cybersecurity is important for the construction equipment business

As construction companies digitise more of their operations and take advantage of the many benefits this brings, cybersecurity becomes an increasingly effective support. Guy...

A call to arms on zero emission construction

JCB’s chief innovation & growth officer Tim Burnhope issues a rallying cry for a unified drive to reduce emissions HAVING led JCB for 45 years,...

Working together to attract next generation of skilled workers

By Glen Hampson, business development manager, construction, at Kubota UK WITH the construction sector hit hard by the Covid-19 crisis in recent months, it’s more...

Can portable cabins support safer working in the Covid-19 era?

By Benjamin Rothwell, business development manager at Bunkabin THE Covid-19 pandemic has created major challenges for the entire construction sector. Not only have supply chains...

Sand depletion: the global crisis not being talked about

Eunan Kelly, head of Reco at CDE, shares his views on the topic of the global sand crisis in the context of the Covid-19...

It shouldn’t happen to a sales rep!

Paul Thorne, director of crushing and screening specialist SCG Supplies, reminisces about his early days in the industry and explains why, even in the...

Reducing waste is vital for business efficiency

As efforts to combat climate change intensify, an emphasis on tackling the impact of waste on our environment has become a crucial factor. Here,...

Removing the risks: top tips for buying pre-loved machines

Buying machine equipment is a big investment at any time. As companies emerge from the lockdown and attempt to get back to pre-pandemic work...

The cost of over digging

It is sometimes necessary to dig beyond the depth required for the formation of below-ground structures if the ground conditions are not stable. For...

All round technology-based safety features for excavators

Safety is one of the most talked about topics today. Almost every phone call, skype or email is signed off with the words, stay...

Construction industry is crucial to UK’s economic recovery

Guy Wilson, global sales director at Terex Trucks, discusses the UK construction market and tells Project Plant why there’s still cause for optimism despite...

Creative thinking helps operators thrive on peatland restoration projects

Andrew McBride, Peatland ACTION project manager explains why the Scottish Government is pledging £250 million for peatland restoration over the next 10 years, and...

More support needed for construction workforce

By Bill Hill, CEO of the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity IN an industry where two construction workers take their own life every single working day...

How to define digital twins

A virtual model of a physical building, digital twins pair the digital and physical worlds so real-time data can be stored, accessed and shared...

Telehandler hazards: tackling blind spots in mobile plant

Telehandlers are powerful machines that offer invaluable service to industries across the world, from construction and agriculture to logistics, mines and quarries. Here, Emily...

Preparing to be prepared: Finning helps customers bear the brunt of Brexit

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union has added to the uncertainty for businesses operating in the construction industry. Here, Steve Smith, general...
Air leak detecting

Leaked: how to save money on your fourth utility

By Andy Batey, head of engineering, Brammer Buck & Hickman ON average 10% of all industrial electricity consumption can be attributed to the production of...
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Leveraging IoT to unlock the next generation of asset tracking

By Derek Bryan, VP EMEA, Verizon Connect THERE is a thin line between asset tracking and the Internet of Things (IoT). From simply keeping track...