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Japanese tower cranes
Differences in crane design to cater to certain markets’ specific demands are well illustrated by the unique design features of tower cranes in Japan. Heinz-Gert Kessel investigates
Optimising a tower crane fleet
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.
The evolution of tower cranes
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.
Comansa luffing jib at work on Waterloo high-rise
A Comansa LCL310 tops out on the 30-story Waterloo project in Austin.
ITC conference opens in Nice
Albert Galoy focused on training and sustainability in his morning keynote presentation
Six Potain tower cranes building in France
French rental company Riviera Montage has leased the cranes to contractor Da Mota Construction for a mixed-use complex in Nice
UltraWis tests remote control of tower crane
The Israeli start up’s ground control system, Widesite, was used during a 10 month pilot period by construction firm Tidhar group
North American tower crane sector remains active
Despite economic and pandemic challenges, D.Ann Shiffler reports the tower crane market is holding up.
Which cranes are adding sophistication to demolition techniques?
Sophistication in destruction might sound like a contradiction in terms but precision and a light touch, delivered courtesy of cranes and lifting equipment, have their place in demolition
How wind data can improve tower crane safety and productivity
Windcrane’s Eduardo Estelles will argue at ITC that centralising wind data benefits everyone in the tower crane supply chain
Profile of ITC keynote speaker Christophe Simoncelli
Simoncelli has spent more than 23 years working with Potain and Manitowoc
Book your place at ITC
How to make your ITC reservation, plus information on the site visit
Finalised ITC programme now online
12 tower crane experts will speak at the ITC conference in Nice, France, on 2 December
Raimondi tower cranes installed in Ireland
The four cranes planned for the jobsite by year’s end include a new MRT159, a MRT189 and a LRH174, all ordered by Irish Cranes to add to their existing fleet
125 K excels in New Rochelle
Painted in Extreme Construction’s orange and black colors, the 125 K makes a statement on the skyline
New SCRA resource to help tower crane rental agreements
Understanding Tower Crane Bare Rental Agreements was introduced last week at the Crane and Rigging Workshop in Chicago, USA
Antonio Basso works its new-look Liebherr
The Liebherr tower crane has been in constant operation, moving pre cast concrete parts across the Italian work site
UltraWis CEO joins ITC conference line-up
Lior Avitan will be a panellist on the round-table on remote control of tower cranes at ITC in Nice, France on 2 December
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