Ensuring a project stays on time, under budget, and safe is an expansive undertaking, whether for construction, civil infrastructure, or other general jobs. General contractors are responsible for managing all these aspects and scheduling the right people to work at the right time.
Crane operation and rental is one area of knowledge that can feel lacking, as they are not required on all job sites. Every project has different lifting requirements, and there are just as many types of cranes to meet those demands. As obvious as it may seem, the heavier and more significant the size of materials that you need to move, the larger the crane you will need, and the higher the costs will be.
Summer across the southeast can get hot and humid, so it is no surprise that every building construction project, large and small, involves the installation of HVAC equipment. For larger commercial projects, this installation process can be involved as heating and cooling units for large buildings are massive metal units that can weigh into the thousands of pounds.
Construction sites are inherently dangerous places to work; when you add in power lines, obstacles, and cranes, that danger only increases. While engineering and technology advancements have made these work zones safer, crane accidents are still one of the leading causes of fatalities, especially if they aren’t operated in a safe manner by crews.
Construction sites and industries that utilize heavy equipment can be dangerous places to work if safety isn’t at the forefront of everyone’s mind. While engineering and technology advancements have made these work zones safer, crane accidents are still one of the leading causes of injuries and fatalities.
The leading causes of injury and death during crane operations are electrocution or blunt force trauma from being hit or crushed with loads. The third direct cause is cranes tipping over.