Mecca crane collapse: ‘40 to stand trial’ – report
Accused include 30 staff at construction firm. About 40 people are set to stand trial before three courts in the Saudi city of Jeddah for their alleged involvement in the Mecca crane collapse last September, local daily Al-Watan reported.According to the report, the accused include 30 top officials…

Equipment supplier FAMCO to launch in Bahrain
Volvo Construction Equipment brand to headline launch event. The construction machinery and commercial vehicle supplier FAMCO has announced that it will start operations in Bahrain on January 20.The launch event will take place at the Ritz Carlton in Manama and be headlined by Volvo Construction Equipment,…

Brazil sees 7% rise in machinery exports to Arab world
Top three importers last year were Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Brazilian exports of machinery and construction products to Arab countries grew by 7% last year, according to the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC).Arab countries purchased $226.3 million worth of machinery in 2015, compared…

Ritchie Bros. to auction 2,350 items in Dubai
More than 140 hydraulic excavators set to go under the hammer. Ritchie Bros. has revealed details of its large December auction in Dubai, set to be held next week in Jebel Ali. More than 2,350 pieces of mobile and stationary plant equipment will go under the hammer over the three days, from December…

Jaidah announces exclusive Still distribution in Qatar
Forklifts and logistics services to be offered by Jaidah Industrial Supply. Jaidah Industrial Supply, part of Jaidah Group in Qatar, has taken on exclusive distribution of materials-handling equipment manufacturer Still. Known for its range of forklifts and logistics solutions, Still is headquartered…

North African construction equipment market on the rise
Optimism is slowly returning to the troubled region. The effect of geopolitical events on the construction machinery market in North Africa should not be underestimated, says David Semple, VP of sales for the Middle East and English- speaking Africa at Manitowoc. “Recent regional events have significantly…

Heavy hitters: ALEC execs on the GCC machinery market
Interview with ALEC’s Mark Oberholzer and Barry van Dyk. Progress is impossible without change. This sentiment is at the core of ALEC’s values, as Mark Oberholzer, PMV manager, and Barry van Dyk, Cranes and Equipment manager, discuss the continued reputation of ALEC and the strategy driving…

Tunnel boring machines making a name in the Middle East
Industry professionals on the regional tunnel boring challenges . A tunnel boring machine (TBM) cannot begin work on a new project until it has been given a name, according to tunnelling tradition. This is practised throughout the world as a sign of good luck for the project ahead.The Middle East is…

The cybercrime threat to Middle East construction
Companies can take several measures to stay safe. Cybercrime comes with significant cost. It has been estimated that the global economic cost of combating cybercrime could reach $400 billion, according to a 2014 report entitled "Net Losses: Estimating the Global Cost of Cybercrime", published by the…

Spotted! Potain crane high above Chicago city streets
The MR 415 crane was erected on one of the US city’s central streets. Construction work in a busy city like Chicago requires ingenuity, as there just isn’t much space to erect equipment, especially a crane. However, by employing a tie-in solution, a Potain MR 415 has been erected on one of the…
Construction Machinery ME February 2016

Construction Machinery ME February 2016
Video: Smart construction helmet with thermal vision, AR

Video: Smart construction helmet with thermal vision, AR
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