In many of the world’s tower crane markets, the share of rental equipment has risen while rates have fallen. This is due to an oversupply of cranes and rising cost pressures on the construction industry. Heinz-Gert Kessel explains ways to optimise a tower crane fleet to maximise competitiveness.
A growing US market, increased activity around the 500 tonne-metre range, taller free-standing units, and a preference for topless models on city-centre sites. Heinz-Gert Kessel looks at the latest developments in the tower crane industry.