Category: Miscellaneous

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 »

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 »

What is the Job of Crane Spotters?

Crane Spotters

Whenever you are conducting a lift with a crane, you will need more than just a crane operator to do it. You will also need a crane spotter who is qualified to point out any problems that could potentially pop up during a lift. The crane spotter plays a very important role in the overall… Read more »

A Change in Requirements for Certifying Crane Operators

Crane Operators

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, better known as OSHA, is responsible for ensuring that all employers provide their employees with workplaces that are safe. Safety is obviously of the utmost importance on job sites, and OSHA’s job is to go out and find any employers that aren’t making safety a priority and do something… Read more »

Chicago Continues to Set Crane Records

Construction Cranes

Back in 2010, there were only 12 tower cranes erected in the entire city of Chicago. There weren’t a lot of new buildings going up, and the expansion of the city seemed to be at a complete standstill. A lot of it had to do with the recent recession and the roll back in spending… Read more »

Tips for Improving Your Crane Operation

Cranes

Cranes can help you tremendously on a job site. They make it remarkably easy to pick up heavy objects and to do it quickly. Nevertheless, if you plan on using a crane on a regular basis, you should really get into the habit of making sure that you’re doing it as safely as possible. One… Read more »

What is the Crane Capital of the World?

If you’re ever had the opportunity to visit the city of Seattle, you’ve probably noticed that it rains there a lot. Seattle is known for being one of the rainiest major cities in the United States. It actually just broke a 122-year-old record for rain, which didn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has… Read more »