Tag: construction crane rentals in New England

Seattle Skyline Scattered with Construction Cranes

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During construction in major cities, you can usually glance up and see cranes hard at work. In recent months, Seattle’s skyline has been packed with cranes.  There are so many cranes throughout the city of Seattle that they seem to be part of the landscape, dangling hundreds of feet above the streets. Seattle is working… Read more »

‘Smart Iron’ and the Future of Construction Sites

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You have probably heard of the “Internet of Things,” but “smart iron” may take the idea of interconnected appliances and apply it to job site machinery and equipment. Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman recently announced at a Munich press conference that a “digital transformation” in the heavy equipment industry is essential , and Cat plans to… Read more »

Keeping Stable with Crane Mats

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For construction companies, perhaps the top asset after your employees is the equipment you use. If you own or lease cranes to do your work, you must strongly consider an investment in crane mats for use on your job sites. So what exactly is a crane mat? It’s a thick, durable hardwood floor that your… Read more »

The FAA Reduces Crane Lengths at a Construction Site

Large Ship and Plane in Background

The next time you’re driving by a crane and think to yourself, “Wow, that thing is really high,” you’re not alone. There are so many types of cranes available, with a range of heights from a few dozen feet to others that reach the tops of towering skyscrapers. Three such cranes in San Diego recently… Read more »

How New Technology Could Help Crane Operators

Liverpool, England is perhaps best known the world over as the birthplace of The Beatles, the rock group that achieved worldwide fame and success with numerous hit songs. But Liverpool is also quite well known as an industrial port city. The Port of Liverpool is one of the best-equipped and connected deep water container terminals… Read more »

What Causes Some Construction Projects to Fail?

Why do some construction projects fail while others are successful to completion? There are several reasons. Generally, construction projects need great leaders who lead the crew to get the job done on time, safely, and with excellence. If a crew doesn’t know what to do and when to do it because no one seems to… Read more »

Important Update From OSHA For Construction Crane Projects

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has the best interests of operators of cranes and derricks in mind with its rulemaking requiring crane operators on construction sites to meet one of four qualification/certification options by Nov. 10, 2017. On August 9, 2010, OSHA published the final rule for cranes and derricks in construction. OSHA developed… Read more »

The Inner-Workings of Construction Cranes

Construction Cranes

How do construction cranes work? Thanks to pulleys and cables, cranes are able to lift heavy machinery and construction materials easily. There’s something known as “mechanical advantage.” If humans tried lifting several tons of materials using just their arms and legs, it would be very hard (if not impossible) to do so. Cranes, however, utilize… Read more »

Maintaining New England’s Historic Infrastructure

It feels like the history of New England stretches back into biblical times. We mean there’s just so much to it. When you live in a region that was one of the first populated by the first American settlers, chances are you have a lot of older structures and towns. That being said, some of… Read more »

Don’t be Quick To Blame Cranes When Things Go Wrong

Recently a major crane collapse in Alphen aan den Rijn, a town in the western Netherlands, caused quite a stir among locals. Two cranes were being used to move a bridge section while standing on a floating platform. The cranes collapsed. While no one was injured or killed, there was horrific damage. It turns out… Read more »