Category: Miscellaneous

How Are Cranes Manufactured?

Construction Cranes

Without cranes, it would be pretty much impossible for the construction industry to operate in the way that it does today. Cranes make it easy for those in construction to put together tall buildings and other structures throughout the world. But what people don’t always realize is that manufacturing cranes is quite the process itself…. Read more »

What is the Big Carl Crane?

All cranes are big to some degree. However, the vast majority of them don’t have anything on the “Big Carl Crane,” a new crane that is the largest crane in the world. Officially known as SGC-250, which stands for “Sarens Giant Crane 250,” the Big Carl Crane is making headlines right now thanks to its… Read more »

Examples of Safe Crane Operation Practices

Crane Operation Practices

Cranes can really come in handy on a construction site. They can help contractors do everything from picking up heavy loads to grabbing building materials and putting them in the right place for installation. Nevertheless, cranes can also pose a big safety risk on a construction site when they aren’t used correctly. Almost 50 people… Read more »

The Nightmare of Construction Cranes Being Hacked

Construction Cranes Being Hacked

Did you know that just about every single piece of technology that you have in your home today could potentially be hacked? From smart TVs and baby monitors to smart cameras and even pacemakers, there are dozens of everyday items that hackers can hack into if they choose to do it. It’s why you should… Read more »

What Does It Take to Become a Professional Crane Operator?

Crane Operators

Do you think you have what it takes to become a crane operator? There are more and more cranes popping up in cities across the U.S. and, to a larger degree, across the world. As a result, there is a growing need for more crane operators within the industry. Here is a quick guide to… Read more »

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

Seattle and Construction Cranes

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 This Construction Crane Became a Home for Birds

Osprey and Construction Crane

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 »

What Questions Should You Ask a Crane Rental Company?

Crane Rentals

If you run a construction company that needs to rent a crane, there are plenty of companies that can help you get your hands on one. However, before you commit to working with a crane company, there are several questions you should ask them. Check out some of the things you should ask a crane… Read more »

Who Invented the Mobile Tower Crane?

Tower Crane History

While cranes have been around for thousands and thousands of years now, the tower crane first came into existence back in the early 1900s. Many cities all across the world found tower cranes to be advantageous because they allowed construction companies to put up buildings without taking up too much space. But the one problem… Read more »

Tips for Selecting a Professional Construction Crane Company

Selecting a Construction Crane Company

If you’re interested in renting a crane to complete a construction project, there are plenty of companies out there that will lend one to you. Nevertheless, before you choose a crane company, you should make sure they have the right equipment. Not all crane companies have the crane you will need to get your job… Read more »