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Visibility on construction sites equals safety

Visibility on construction sites equals safety

Construction workers and construction equipment working side by side is unavoidable, but risk and harm to the workers is. One big question to ask is, are your vehicles and equipment compliant to ISO 5006/16001 Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V)? In this article, Inside Construction takes a look at the inherent dangers facing the construction site and how accident …

World's first international standard for sustainable procurement explained

World’s first international standard for sustainable procurement explained

Procurement plays an important role in all organisations, having far-reaching environmental, social and economic impacts. In the public sector alone, procurement comprises approximately 12% of GDP and 29% of government expenditure in OECD countries. Sustainable procurement presents an opportunity for organisations to develop systems which allow for the prioritisation of growth whilst balancing this against the …

McNab taps Procore for 24/7 digital connectivity to physical jobsites

McNab taps Procore for 24/7 digital connectivity to physical jobsites

In light of increased pressure on governments and construction companies to complete projects on time and within budget, Procore’s project management tool has enabled Australian construction firm, McNab, to drive efficiencies throughout the business via technology. McNab is a construction company based in Queensland, Australia. For over the past 20 years, it has built a reputation as …

An alternative for container handling

An alternative for container handling

Bavarian crane manufacturer Sennebogen has unveiled a new port mobile crane, which it has deemed an “especially interesting solution” for all ports that handle mass or general goods. At present, Sennebogen’s latest addition to its fleet, the 9300 E, is hard at work at various ports around the world and the company’s PR manager for …

Brisbane auction sees construction and transport markets hit high gear

Brisbane auction sees construction and transport markets hit high gear

Ritchie Bros.’ recent Brisbane auction proved to be a huge success, especially for sellers in the transport construction sectors. Buyers travelled from different regions, chasing all types of equipment, but also made their auction purchases online, creating great results for all equipment sold. Dale Spedding, Ritchie Bros. regional sales manager, was at the auction where more …

Adapting as the wind blows

Adapting as the wind blows

Skyrocketing electricity prices coupled with a settled renewable energy target have led to record investment to the tune of $7.8 billion in renewable energy, specifically solar and wind projects. As the renewable energy boom continues, businesses have to adapt, including those in the cranes and lifting sectors. Liebherr is well aware of this and has …

Building health: nudge towards better health and wellbeing

Building health: nudge towards better health and wellbeing

Recently released, official figures from the UK discovered men working in the construction industry are at the highest risk of suicide. The Office for National Statistics found low-skilled male construction workers aged 20 to 64 had the greatest risk, at 3.7 times above the national average. And recent Australian research has found that a staggering …

Gantry system pioneer reflects on early project in Alice Springs

Gantry system pioneer reflects on early project in Alice Springs

In the 1990s, Bernie Lynch (The Lynch Mob) was like many other small crane owners in operating a Franna in his local market. He had his “light bulb moment” in 1997, when he purchased a US-made Lift Systems gantry. At that time, there weren’t a lot of gantry systems in Australia, and most were of …

Cranes and Lifting (July): 50 years of progress and innovation for TRT

Cranes and Lifting (July): 50 years of progress and innovation for TRT

New Zealand’s Tidd Ross Todd Ltd (TRT) commenced as Jack Tidd Ross Todd Ltd in 1967. The company was born out of the merger of three businesses: Jack Tidd & Co, Ross Todd Motors and Southside Engineering and Motor Co. And this year, TRT celebrates its 50th anniversary. Cranes and Lifting’s Greg Keane tracks the …

Transporting New Zealand's earthworks into the future

Transporting New Zealand’s earthworks into the future

Fletcher Construction Company Limited (Fletcher) is the biggest construction company in New Zealand, with 20,000 employees and market capitalisation of $9 billion. In 2013, Fletcher was tasked with the development of the M2PP expressway, the first of the Wellington Corridor projects. The M2PP is an 18km, four-lane expressway that extends the State Highway 1 along …

     

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