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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

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Loader crane update: Business is booming

Electrification, niche applications, new releases and a company merger comprise the latest developments in the loader crane sector. Christian Shelton reports

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Site report: Cranes at Hinkley Point C

Hinkley Point C is one of the largest construction projects in the world. Christian Shelton visited the site

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Heavy haul trucks: Gaining traction

Alternative propulsion systems to using diesel are making their presence felt in the haulage industry but have yet to impact the heavy end of the sector. Christian Shelton reports

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Raising awareness on slings

Safety threat from lack of understanding about lifting slings, reports the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association

From 2020 Liebherr’s three- to five-axle mobile cranes (LTM-1090-4.2-1 pictured) will be fitted with ZF Friedrichshafen’s DynamicPerform multidisc clutch module

Driving change: engines and components

Engine manufacturers are backing different technologies as the engine market evolves. Christian Shelton reports

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Lined up for the future: Alain Faymonville

Alain Faymonville, CEO at trailer manufacturer Faymonville, talked to Alex Dahm about his company and the future

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Specialized transport: Service specialists

The latest news, new products and line updates from the specialized transport sector. Christian Shelton reports

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IC Tower Index: More records

Continuing along the same path as in the last few years, the 2019 IC Tower Index once again shows strong growth. ICST reports

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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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