As new, construction-equipment brands—many of them Chinese—arrive in the Brazilian market, fleet owners here say they want superior after-sales support. This level of service, they add, will make the difference between the success or failure of newcomers in the country.
Vendors broadly discussed the issue at the M&T Expo 2012, held from May 29 to June 2 in São Paulo, Brazil. M&T Expo is the largest trade fair for construction machinery in Latin America. Produced every three years, this year's show attracted 48,000 visitors.
Because it can moderate the damaging effects of earthquakes, base-isolation is a technique used primarily in seismically active regions. ENR takes a look at some of the largest applications of base-isolation technologies in the world.