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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.
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.
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.
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.
The global Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) rental market is booming, with the sector once again outstripping wider construction and sustained recovery in places such as Spain and Brazil that suffered during economic downturns, according to the latest market analysis from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF).
The excavator market has soared in recent years thanks to growing urbanization with 2018 set to mark a record high. But what happens next? Volvo Construction Equipment's Vice President of Excavator Business Platform Sungmo Yang discusses three market shifts set to impact the future of excavators.
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.
Connected and automated vehicles will bring about significant transformation in our transportation system, our communities, and our economy. They have the potential to improve road safety, reduce congestion, increase mobility, protect the environment, and generate new economic opportunities for middle-class Canadians.
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.
The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) awarded PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) and its partners with its 2018 Excellence in Green Building: New Construction Institutional Award for Humber River Hospital (HRH), in recognition of the team's leadership in delivering a new construction project that exemplifies the merits of sustainable building.