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Editorial Comment

Some Interesting

Technologies

Under

Development

T

he biggest show on earth for

the construction industry, Bauma,

is over for another three years and, as spectacular as it is

for new plant and equipment, there are always some novel

concept ideas which are recognized with innovation awards.

These give an interesting insight into the future. In the last issue I

wrote extensively about the 'Concept' cab - a universal cab that has

been jointly developed through cooperation between companies, in-

stitutes and universities.

This issue looks at developments in excavators and improving hybrid

technology which is less attractive today than it was a few months ago

when fuel costs were escalating to very high costs.

However, such technologies will be very much part of the future as

the automobile industry is demonstrating, with the rapid advance in

electric power and autonomous driving.

Technology in Structural Engineering

Advances in technology are not restricted to plant and equipment. As

the feature article - the London Tate Modern extension - shows, con-

tractors had to come up with different solutions to meet the unusual

architectural demands.

The London Serpentine Annual Structural artwork also required

some special engineering (see

Worldwide Panorama)

.

Green energy is one way to protect the environment. Another is a

way to recycle material. The University of Surrey has come up with an

interesting idea that uses old tyres in protecting bridge structures from

ground movement.

Contractors are also finding that installing advance technology

during tunnelling works not only aids safety but also provides live

monitoring of any movement within the new tunnel - Crossrail - that

is under construction providing rapid rail transport east to west across

London. Most high-speed links tend to run north-south .

Special Pointer

If you are looking for some low-hours Caterpillar dozers and ADTs,

don't miss the online auction advertised in the magazine

(page 7

)

Roger Lindley

roger.lindley@cwmags.com

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