Greatest show on earth!

Construction professionals across the globe are now gearing up to take part in the Bauma trade fair in Munich, Germany, 11–17 April.  With more than 3,500 companies taking part and at least half a million visitors, it is the world's biggest and most prestigious event in the construction industry. 

Held here every three years, Bauma provides a unique forum for networking, communication and media exposure. Besides the exhibition, some 12 000 technical students are expected to take part in a special project.

Called Think Big, the project enables tomorrow's professionals to team up with exhibitors to receive on-the-spot training in a variety of manufacturing and construction related fields. Once again, our press releases are contributing to the huge interest in the run-up to the event.

Europe's got tunnel fever

When the World Tunnel Congress got under way this May in Dubrovnik, Croatia, the delegates were presented with this lively magazine reviewing the top tunneling projects in Southeast Europe. The special edition, based on individual case stories, was produced by us and commissioned by Atlas Copco, one of the biggest suppliers of drilling equipment to the region's tunneling contractors. 

The choice of venue for the 41st edition of WTC and General Assembly was no coincidence. Central and Southeast Europe is expected to be the EU's most active region over the next two decades with the focus on major infrastructure development.

 

A better future underground: new book is out

The increased use of subsurface space is a key ingredient for the sustainable development of cities in the future. As such, we are proud to introduce one of our main productions this year – the 284-page volume Underground Construction developed for Atlas Copco.

In an accessible format, this compelling book explains how tunnels and underground installations can improve the quality of life in modern society. The publication features a technical section that details the tunneling process, from the prestudy and planning stages through to excavation and project completion.

The book, which also presents case stories from around the world, aims to share industry leading know-how. It provides engineers, students and other interest groups with a unique insight into the safest, most efficient methods and practices. 

Underground Construction is out now and available on request from Atlas Copco here