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Inside the world’s deepest gold mine

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AngloGold Ashanti's Mponeng gold mine, located south-west of Johannesburg in South Africa, is currently the deepest mine in the world, at a depth of over four kilometres.... Read full article

‘No longer waiting for Godot’: Elon Musk’s TBM finishes first tunnel

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On 28 June 2017 Godot, the tunnel boring machine (TBM) belonging to Elon Musk’s The Boring Company, finished digging the first segment of a tunnel in Los Angeles – just over six months since his first tweet on the topic.... Read full article

Have fun with Construction Simulator 2 gaming app

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The Construction Simulator 2 mobile gaming app released earlier this year allows you to build your own construction company and take the wheel at any of 36 original licensed construction vehicles from Caterpillar, Liebherr, Palfinger, Bell Equipment,... Read full article

Raising the bar: a history of cranes (Part 3)

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Both ancient and medieval cranes were almost exclusively used for vertical lifting, and not for any sort of horizontal movement of loads. ... Read full article

Smarter technology, smarter service

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Performance monitoring, service scheduling, machine tracking, and predictive maintenance are all terms that are receiving increasing attention from construction and mining companies, as well as the OEMs that manufacture the equipment these companies ... Read full article

Mammoth lifters: the world’s largest cranes (Part 1)

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Taisun, located at the Yantai Raffles Shipyard in China’s Shandong Province, is the world's strongest crane with a safe working load of 20 133 metric tonnes.... Read full article

Mammoth lifters: the world’s largest cranes (Part 2)

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The SSCV (semi-submersible crane vessel) Thialf is the largest crane vessel in the world. ... Read full article

Raising the bar: a history of cranes (Part 2)

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During the days of the Roman Empire, construction activity soared, with the Greek crane being adopted and further developed by the Romans.... Read full article

Raising the bar: a history of cranes (Part 1)

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Cranes are the most commonly used lifting equipment for large loads, and have been in one form or another, for centuries. ... Read full article

Magna rota: human-powered lifting

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A treadwheel crane is a human-powered hoisting and lowering device that was primarily used in ancient Rome and during the Middle Ages to build castles and cathedrals.... Read full article

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