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Tax is always the focus for election manifestos

Tax is always the focus for election manifestos For the Construction industry tax has been something that has been discussed a lot over the last few months – even before the UK General Election was announced. Mainly due to the construction VAT Reverse Charge, which was due to come into force on 1 October 2019, […]

3D Paving: When should you make the switch? (Plus a look at aftermarket offerings.)

For most of the asphalt road paving market in the United States, two-dimensional machine control has become the standard. “If you still have a paver without 2D control, you’re pretty far behind the times,” says Kevin Garcia, paving segment manager at Trimble Navigation. Evan Monroe, Topcon Positioning machine control/construction software specialist, estimates about 90 percent […]

ZEP-RE Opens US$36m Business Park in Lusaka

Lusaka, Thursday, 5 December 2019: The PTA Reinsurance Company (ZEP-RE) has launched a US$36 million Business Park in Zambia’s capital Lusaka. This is the largest single investment in real estate for the COMESA institution in the Eastern and Southern African region. The nine floor star-shaped-environmentally-friendly building was officially launched by Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu who […]

SWAPO Party wins fresh mandate in Namibia

SANF 19 no 53 “I have heard you.” These were the words of President Hage Geingob of Namibia in reference to a reduced margin win in the presidential and parliamentary elections held on 27 November. According to final results announced by the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN), President Geingob of the ruling SWAPO Party garnered […]

Tech startup using artificial intelligence to detect bridge flaws

Photo credit: Joseph Sohm A technology startup company based in New York and Israel has begun deploying artificial intelligence to find flaws in bridges and tunnels long before a collapse occurs. Dynamic Infrastructure aims to create “medical records” for bridges, tunnels and elevated highways. Using images captured by smartphone, drones and laser scanning, the company says […]

Acclaim Handling awarded Health and Safety ISO 45001 accreditation

Acclaim Handling awarded Health & Safety ISO 45001 accreditation Award-winning Acclaim Handling is a forklift hire sales and materials handling equipment specialist, headquartered in Purfleet in Essex. The company also has six regional service centres across the UK and Ireland and has been a Hyundai forklift distributor since 2012. Acclaim Handling Limited has recently announced […]

Rental’R digs in with the first Liebherr R 924 G8 crawler excavator in the Île-de-France region

Rental’R digs in with the first Liebherr R 924 G8 crawler excavator in the Île-de-France region In April, Liebherr presented the new 8th generation of crawler excavators at the bauma trade fair in Munich. A number of these machines have since been successfully delivered to customers around the world. The company Rental’R, which was founded […]