All Scaffolding & Systems Articles

NASC says "whistle blow" on bad practice
The UK's National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) is encouraging its members to anonymously "whistle blow" on principal contractors who continue to opt for non-regulated scaffolding companies.
Belle Group and Altrad consider merger
French scaffolding and cement mixer manufacturer Altrad Group and the UK’s Belle Group are considering a merger, with the deal likely to be completed during the first quarter of 2009.
Las Vegas perspective
To get a view of the US scaffolding industry, Patrick Hill took advantage of Conexpo/ConAgg last March to talk with the Scaffolding Industry Association, with a major US manufacturer with expansion plans, and with a major European manufacturer that wants to increase its US presence.
Bridging the gap
A new cable stay bridge aims to relieve congestion around the Polish town of Plock, 120 miles northwest of Warsaw, which sits on the banks of the River Weichsel.
Reach for the sky: scaffolding or mast climbing work platforms?
Scaffolding contractors now have a choice-to use traditional scaffolding or to make use of mast climbing work platforms. But how do you decide which technology will be best for your bottom line? Lindsay Gale reports on a possible solution
Access division boosts Harsco
Harsco Corp's Access Services business grew by 26% to US$351 (€525) million and operating profit by 36% to $48.1 (€72) million in the third quarter of the year. “Strong results” in Eastern Europe, the US, Northern Europe, the UK and the Middle East fuelled the company's performance, and it said rental demand for its scaffold, formwork and shoring products remains strong.
Haki takes quality award
Systems scaffolding manufacturer Haki AB in Sweden received the International Star Award for Quality from the Business Initiative Directions.
All around the crane
Contractor, Niedt Scaffolding, used 7000 m3 of Layher Allround scaffolding at a height up to 30 m to enclose the Condor harbour crane at the Meyer wharf in Papenburg, Germany.
High times for low-level
Even falls from modest heights can be extremely dangerous, which is what is fueling the surge in new products providing safe low-level access. Patrick Hill reports for Scaffolding International.
Brand buys two specialists
The US's Brand Energy and Infrastructure Services has acquired two specialist industrial services companies, Industrial Specialists and Protherm Services Group.
Spanning the water
Chandos Construction Ltd of Edmonton, Canada used rolling scaffolding to refurbish the ceiling of the Kinsmen Aquatic Center in Edmonton, Canada.
Services, services, services.
Scaffold manufacturers will do a lot more than sell you scaffolding: design, repair, delivery and training services are also very important
Mixing it up
Mixing scaffold components is an age–old issue, and becoming more so with the increasing influx of cheaper products from Asia. Patrick Hill talks to scaffold manufacturers and users in Europe and North America about the dangers of mixing.
Instant UpRight is new name for UI
Irish access tower producer UpRight International has renamed itself Instant UpRight. The change further differentiates the company from the UpRight Powered Access business sold to Tanfield Group in 2006.
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