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Determining the residual value of tower cranes

Determining the residual value of tower cranes

Tomas Vacek, managing partner, JVS Cranes

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Fibre ropes for tower cranes

Fibre ropes for tower cranes

Thomas Herse, head of tower crane technology, Liebherr Tower Crane Division

Construction activity trends and forecasts

Construction activity trends and forecasts

Martin Seban, consulting director – economics & country risk, EMEA, IHS Markit

KEYNOTE SPEECH

International Tower Cranes: keynote speech

Jörg Hegestweiler, BKL Baukran Logistik managing director, discusses the changing environment for tower crane operations

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Tower crane focus at ITC in Vienna

More than 200 delegates from all over the world attended the sixth International Tower Cranes (ITC) event in Vienna.

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ITC conference in two weeks

International Tower Cranes (ITC) conference takes place in Vienna on Thursday 27 June

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ITC conference speaker line-up

Speaker line-up for International Tower Cranes (ITC) conference in Austria

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Booking, information and contacts

How to book your place, and information on the tower crane bus tour the day before the conference.

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ITC keynote speaker is Jörg Hegestweiler, BKL

Hegestweiler will address the changing environment for tower crane operations, including the financial model for tower crane rental

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International Cranes and Specialized Transport Features

Spectacular aerial view of a red Irving Equipment crawler crane lifting a pipe rack in a refinery using a complex arrangement of multiple Modulift beams

Out of the darkness and moving ahead

Sarah Spivey, Modulift managing director, shares her experience of implementing a clear strategy and quickly adapting to the changes caused by 2020’s global events

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Specialized transport: regulation weight

Specialized transport OEMs are trying to find the perfect balance between carrying capacity and tare weight, while meeting as many road regulations as possible. ICST reports

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Hydraulic gantries: gantry challenges

Challenging projects and new technology: ICST provides an update on telescopic hydraulic lifters

All terrain cranes: all together

All terrain cranes: all together

It was a good year for all terrain crane sales with the number of units up nearly 20 per cent in 2019. Manufacturers must be largely up to date with their range renewal programmes as new models have been thin on the ground recently but there are still some interesting developments. Alex Dahm reports

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Manitowoc forges ahead under new leadership

Aaron Ravenscroft, Manitowoc president and CEO, is prepared for market obstacles and he is looking forward to better times, writes D.Ann Shiffler

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Dockside lifting: extended upgrade

Retrofits, refurbishments and relocations: dockside cranes can have a working life that extends far beyond their first use or their legacy technology. ICST reports

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Wind power transport: turbine moves

Increasing efficiency, accommodating ever larger and heavier components, all while reducing environmental impact, are key themes in wind turbine transport. Alex Dahm reports

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Loader cranes: keeping busy

If any crane can be described as ubiquitous then it is the articulating or knuckle boom hydraulic truck mounted loader crane. Many are helping to keep things moving while the world is in lockdown. ALEX DAHM rounds up news from the sector

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    ITC conference: drones and tower cranes

    Patrick Rickerby, technical director at Terra Drone Europe, will explain how drones can be used to inspect industrial structures

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    ITC conference: BIM and tower cranes

    BIM technology will be on the agenda of the International Tower Cranes (ITC) conference in Vienna on 26-27 June

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    Speakers announced for ITC 2019

    Jörg Hegestweiler at BKL Baukran Logistik and Henrik Nielsen from Krøll Cranes confirmed as ITC speakers

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    Dates confirmed for ITC and WCTS conferences

    ITC will be in Vienna on 26 and 27 June 2019 and WCTS returns to Amsterdam on 13 and 14 November

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    Talking towers

    The 5th International Tower Cranes conference was a great success, covering everything  from training to technology. ICST reports

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    Video interview: Simon Marr, Marr Contracting

    Simon Marr, director Marr Contracting in Australia, gave the keynote address at the 2017 International Tower Crane (ITC) conference in London, UK. In this video, made during the conference, he explains how his company is pioneering the use of heavy lift, luffing tower cranes as an alternative to traditional lifting ...

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