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Why the EU is in danger of making construction less productive

Committee for European Construction Equipment (CECE) secretary general Riccardo Viaggi gives his opinion on how the EU can be a force for good when it comes to boosting construction’s output – but also highlights how proposed European data privacy laws could hinder the flow of data around construction sites.

The march of the city LEZ

Construction Equipment Association (CEA) senior technical consultant, Malcolm Kent, turns the spotlight on the rise of the Low Emission Zone in the UK and Europe.

Can diesel leave its dirty image behind?

Alex Woodrow, a consultant with 23 years’ experience in the trends surrounding off-highway industrial vehicle technology, gives his predictions FOR the future of diesel – and explains why rumors of its demise have been greatly exaggerated

What it means to be an engineer

Michelle Doolan, a civil engineer at Aurecon, argues that engineering is far more than a job. Engineers are the shapers and problem solvers of our collective future. It’s about seeing the world at it is and believing we can improve upon it.

The problems of industrial vehicle electrification

Many experts within the industrial vehicle industry predict an electric future with iVT’s Electric & Hybrid Industrial Vehicle Technology Symposium leading the way with a packed audience and eager participants. However, following our previous opinion piece from Dr Peter Harrop, which looked forward to further electrification of construction vehicles in the near future, Dr Niall Caldwell, managing director of Artemis Intelligent Power Ltd, offers a counter argument. In his opinion, while hybrids are undoubtedly a growing trend, a pure electric future for construction vehicles is still some way off.

Reinvention key for growth across APAC

Tough economic conditions across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region have meant difficult times but opportunities for growth do exist, says Clement Cheong, sales and marketing director – APAC, Terex Trucks