Category: News

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Keep Cool During Construction

Crane Spotters

As we head towards warmer months, it’s important for construction workers and outdoor laborers to keep cool while working in scorching temperatures. Here are some tips on how you can stay safe and keep cool at your construction job this spring and summer. Commit to Drinking Water Water is the number one defense against heat-related… Read more »

Crane Constructing NYC Ferris Wheel

Back in 2012, Mayor Michael Bloomberg revealed a plan to construct a Ferris wheel on the North Shore of Staten Island called the “New York Wheel.” Now, as of 2017, the massive wheel is currently under construction with cranes working tirelessly to construct it. Before revealing the height of the wheel, you should probably know… Read more »

Cranes Indication of Chicago Development

There’s no doubt about it: Chicago is growing. As more people discover the delightful city of Chicago, including an affordable cost of living, beautiful parks, abundant cultural opportunities, and great food (deep dish pizza, anyone?), the construction industry is booming to keep up with demands. Among 12 major American cities, Chicago had the highest number… Read more »

NASA and Cranes Join Forces

It’s always exciting to see a crane in action – but it is even more exciting to see a crane working together with a spaceship. On March 6th, NASA utilized a team of powerful hydraulic cranes to precisely place one of only four retired NASA Shuttle Training Aircrafts. The shuttle can now be viewed by… Read more »

Nashville Sees Surplus of Cranes

As more and more construction companies are breaking ground in Nashville, there has been a noticeable uptick in crane use in the area compared to other major U.S. cities. “Crane counts through the end of 2016 indicate steady construction activity overall, with residential and mixed use developments leading the market at a combined 68% of… Read more »

Cities that Saw a 2016 Construction Boom

Throughout 2016, our blog focused on different cities that experienced construction booms. Many United States cities, such as Seattle and Boston, saw a surplus of cranes and construction. The “Construction Boom of 2016” is expected to continue strong through 2017, in fact, Seattle already has a significant amount of cranes at work.   What cities… Read more »