Construction Index Features

Sat February 24 2024

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November 2023 features

Striking a cord

With cordless power tools now dominating the construction industry, the writing is on the wall for mains power tools, says Craig Sanders

Equipment theft: who really loses?

New legislation to combat the plague of plant and tool theft has met with a remarkably lukewarm response from the construction industry. Phil Bishop reports

Smooth operators

In a bid to minimise carbon emissions from construction plant, industry bodies have drawn up a framework for training courses designed to teach machine operators how to save fuel and smooth the way to net zero. David Taylor reports

Spot-on surveying

Bam Construction has employed a robot dog to survey a former cold-war military site. David Taylor reports

London’s other tunnels

Two major tunnelling projects under London hit crucial milestones this summer. David Taylor reports

Fuel for thought

In the search for a zero-carbon alternative to diesel, hydrogen might be our best bet. But as Balfour Beatty’s Jo Gilroy explained to The Construction Index, the path to net-zero will be anything but straightforward