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Steve Ferguson named Perkins President; Ramin Younessi appointed Caterpillar President of Energy & Transportation

Steve Ferguson has been named President of Perkins Engines Company Limited based in  Peterborough, U.K., and with manufacturing facilities in the U.S, South America, India, China and distributor and dealer around the globe. Steve's appointment was announced by Ramin Younessi, who had been Perkins President since 2013+ and is now promoted to Group President of Caterpillar's Energy
& Transportation's segment.

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Bentley Systems acquires Synchro Software to extend digital workflows for infrastructure project delivery through 4D construction modelling

Bentley Systems, Incorporated has announced the acquisition of Synchro Software, headquartered in London, leader (and the market creator) in 4D construction modelling software for scheduling and project management. Synchro, "construction's time machine," has been globally adopted, in particular, for building and civil infrastructure projects. The acquisition broadens Bentley's ProjectWise construction offerings – which already include ConstructSim, for 4D construction modelling in project delivery of industrial plants. With construction project management in 4D, benefits of BIM can extend throughout infrastructure project delivery and asset lifecycles, as traditionally disconnected workflows become digital workflows. 

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Liebherr breaks ground on new logistics centre

Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH has started a new investment in the future in Kirchdorf an der Iller, thus strengthening the development of the original location of the overall Liebherr Group. The first construction phase of the logistics centre for production started on June 11, 2018 with an official ground-breaking ceremony. Liebherr will invest a total of around 35 million euros in the project. The project is planned to be completed at the end of 2020.

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Vancouver International Airport breaks ground on $9.1 billion in capital projects

Local and regional officials do the honours at YVR's groundbreaking ceremony, the kickoff for more than $9 billion in major projects at the airport.

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has broken ground on a number of capital construction projects to enhance the airport experience and improve YVR's competitive position as a world-class connecting hub. The projects are part of YVR's multi-year expansion plans that will see the airport complete 75 major projects, totaling $9.1 billion over the next 20 years. 

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Trucking

Witness this: souped-up Terex hauler stars in Mad Max–inspired "Carnage"

Carnage sees contestants battling customized vehicles against each other in a series of challenging arenas. But they aren't just competing with each other, they also have to escape ‘The Pusher,' a heavily modified Terex Trucks 2766C articulated hauler from the late 1990s. 

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Work starts on new BC bridges to protect against washouts

Work has started at five locations west of Chetwynd to build robust, modern bridges that will allow people to travel safely and efficiently along Highway 97, especially in the event of heavy rain and flooding. – BC Government on Flickr, used under Creative Commons license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/

Work has started at five locations west of Chetwynd to build robust, modern bridges that will allow people to travel safely and efficiently along Highway 97, especially in the event of heavy rain and flooding.

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Mecalac hosts North and South American dealers at event focused on market development

Export development is one of the priorities for the French Mecalac Group who have been designing, manufacturing and selling machines dedicated to urban construction sites for more than 40 years. With this as a focus, Mecalac welcomed its dealers from the Americas: Canada, USA, Mexico, Colombia and Chile to its premises in Annecy-le-Vieux from May 16 to 17.

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