Once Again, Seattle is the Construction Crane King of the United States

Cities across the United States have skylines dotted with construction cranes. It seems just about every city is rushing to put up skyscrapers that are bigger and taller than ever before. But no American city loves their cranes quite like Seattle. At least, that’s the impression you would get walking through the city in 2018…. Read more »

How to Be Proactive in Your Crane Setups

When used properly, cranes can really come in handy on a construction site. However, when safety is not a top concern, cranes could potentially be deadly. The U.S. Department of Labor reported that more than 200 people were killed during crane-related accidents between 2011 and 2015 while countless others were injured. If you’re planning on… Read more »

OSHA Offers Stakeholders a Chance to Comment on Proposed Rule Change

Way back in 2010, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration–better known as OSHA–released new crane operator requirements that caused some confusion within the crane industry. Those requirements stated that all crane operators had to become certified for both the types of cranes they were using as well, as the lifting capacities associated with those cranes…. Read more »

How Cranes Are Transported and Stored

Have you ever looked up in the sky at a tall crane and wondered, “How in the world did that crane get here?”? It’s one of the biggest mysteries surrounding the construction industry. If you walk through almost any city in the U.S., you will see tons and tons of cranes dotting the skyline. And… Read more »

Could Crane Simulations Help Crane Operators?

Operating a crane is, as you might imagine, a very demanding and potentially dangerous job. To do it effectively, you need to take lots of training courses and spend time getting first-hand experience with a crane. Now, you can also do it by using crane simulations. Take a look at some of the ways that… Read more »

How This Construction Crane Became a Home for Birds

Construction cranes are routinely used to build the buildings that people call home all across the country. Recently however, a construction crane itself served as a home for ospreys in Washington, D.C. The ospreys set up shop high atop a construction crane that was situated on the waterfront in Southwest Washington, D.C. The area is… Read more »

The Steps of Building Tower Cranes

If you’ve ever looked way up into the sky at how tall a tower crane is, then you’ve probably wondered how in the world they’re built to be that big. It’s not necessarily easy constructing a tower crane, but it’s also not as complicated as you might think. Check out how tower cranes are built… Read more »

The Evolution of Construction Cranes

Without cranes, modern society would not look like it does. Cranes are responsible for so many of our societal achievements, like the grand skyscrapers of Boston, Chicago, Dubai, Hong Kong, New York, and other cities. From offices to houses, restaurants to hotels, and, indeed, most buildings today, cranes have played an important role. Manpower is… Read more »

Roles During Crane Operations

Operating a crane is a team effort. It requires accuracy, precision and patience. After all, cranes carry heavy loads and no one wants an accident to occur. Safety is, and always should be, a chief concern of all involved with cranes. Those working with cranes need to be qualified and competent. What are some roles… Read more »

How Wind Can Affect Construction Cranes

If your construction company is on a tight schedule and looking to avoid delays, you might be tempted to use a construction crane when it’s windy out. Even though this can present big problems for crane operators and others on your job site, you might decide that it’s a good idea to use a crane… Read more »