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Reaching the heights of construction safely

Reaching the heights of construction safely

Inside Construction (IC) recently spoke to 18-year, industry veteran, Kurt Kinder from supplier Genie, to get his insights into this sector and the challenges it faces. IC: Over the last 20 years what have been the major evolutions for the elevated work platform sector? Kinder: There have certainly been a lot of advancements in terms of both technology …

LiftWerx and Siemens Gamesa announce up-tower lifting device

LiftWerx and Siemens Gamesa announce up-tower lifting device

The RotorHook will have a much wider array of lifting capabilities as compared to other up-tower cranes, which currently exist in the market, and has the ability to perform major corrective repairs on nearly all major turbine brands. It will eliminate the need to use a large conventional crane, easily mobilised to project sites in …

A solution for every situation

A solution for every situation

The company, which ranked 13th overall and 2nd in New Zealand in Cranes and Lifting’s inaugural Top 50 crane owning companies in Australia and New Zealand, commenced operations in 1964. It all began when managing director Tim Smith’s father, an Australian immigrant, moved to New Zealand. A construction contractor, the older Smith was largely involved in bridge …

They broke the mould

They broke the mould

Born Ron O’Sullivan, he pushed the boundaries by signing up to fight in WWII as a 16-year-old (NOT his declared age). When his parents found out, they fought to have him discharged as in their eyes he was too young to go to war. Undaunted, a little while later Ron caught a train to Queensland …

A perfect marriage

A perfect marriage

Active Crane Hire began operations in 2001, starting off with 10 self-erecting cranes and later purchasing a small hammerhead city crane. In 2011, the company embarked on a massive expansion, in large part due to the growth of Australia’s residential development market, doubling its fleet over the last five years. Today, the company has some …

     

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