Construction Index Features

Tue October 27 2020

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Big Carl gets to work at Hinkley Point

Heralded as the world’s most powerful land-based crane, the Sarens SGC-250 is now at work on its first job – lifting prefabricated modules at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station project in Somerset. David Taylor reports

Look – no hands!

An Australian company has developed what it claims is a safer, quicker and more efficient way of handling suspended loads. David Taylor reports

On the crest of a wave...

Whatever the difficulties currently afflicting other sectors of the construction industry, plant hirers appear to be effectively immune. David Taylor reports

Off the rails

Plant hire specialists fear that the rail industry’s ‘boom-bust’ funding model threatens the long-term viability of the sector. Graham Anderson reports