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Dominion Diamond Corporation is a major supplier of rough diamonds to the world market. Their operation at the Ekati Diamond Mine near the Arctic Circle often requires specialized equipment that can withstand challenging work environments and harsh climates.

Part of the process that brings rough diamonds to the surface involves skilled workers known as High Wall Scalers. This specialized crew…

Towering Above the Competition

Phoenix Fabricators and Erectors needed to cut a 100-foot water tank, add a 40-foot extension, then put the suspended piece back on. For a company with more than 30 years of experience in constructing, installing, renovating and rebuilding large above-ground water tanks across the US, the project should have been routine.

It was anything but. Call it a perfect storm combining hazards and…

Boscaro Self-Dumping Bins Assist with Mine Site Clean-up

Built at the turn of the century, during Washington’s short-lived mining boom, the Pride of the Woods mine was abandoned by the 1920s, leaving behind mine tailings laden with toxic metals like lead and arsenic. These tailings had been leaching into the soil and nearby groundwater, posing serious health and environmental threats to both man and nature.

While other abandoned mine sites in t…

Hitting the Mark with Navis Wind Meters

California’s Jim Ramsay entered the Extreme Benchrest competition as an amateur marksman but he finished it by besting the pros. His not-so-secret weapon? A Navis Wireless Wind Speed Sensor. Even more impressive was that it was his first time in competition and he had less than two months to practice.
What is Extreme Benchrest?
Extreme Benchrest is an annual rifle competition held in Arizona…

Derrick Crane Brings Heavy Lifting in Small Package

It all started with an idea and some Lego…

One night, Ryan Burton, the Managing Partner at Bigfoot Crane, sat down with his son to build a model Derrick Crane that would lift materials to a roof without needing street closures to do it. And they did just that. Weighted with pennies and nickels as ballast, the Lego creation started Ryan on a path to eventually designing and introducing a…

North American Industry Survey Gives Top Ranks to Bigfoot Crane

A recent industry survey conducted by American Cranes & Transport (ACT) magazine ranked Bigfoot Crane in not one but two of their industry listings. It’s a major achievement for Bigfoot Crane, since this is the first time the company has been recognized in this way.

WHERE BIGFOOT CRANE PLACED

The annual survey results are represented by three separate lists: Top 20 Companies, Top 10…

How Overhead Crane Safety Can Prevent Accidents

overhead crane safety

Amid recent news of a terrifying double crane collapse on August 3, which crushed multiple homes and shops in Holland, the importance of overhead crane safety continues to show that it cannot be stressed enough. Cranes and hoists are necessary in many construction applications, such as the building of the bridge in Holland where this recent collapse occurred. Equipment failure and improper use of…

How Construction Technology is Helping the Industry

construction technology

Advances in mobile technology continue to grow rapidly. Some have predicted that tablet sales will overcome laptop sales within the year. It has integrated itself into almost everything we do, from basic communication to high-level business applications. It was only a matter of time until construction technology would emerge. As construction has historically been an innovative industry it is not…

Strategies for Managing Construction Risk

managing construction risks

It is understood that a certain amount of risk will always exist with most business ventures. Construction projects are no exception to this reality. However, it is important to focus on managing construction risk through proper preparation and a thorough review of contract documents at the beginning of a project. Allocating the responsibility for risk to the parties that are best able to manag…

Operating Tower Cranes In Extreme Weather

Truthfully, operating a tower crane can be challenging in the best of weather conditions. However, as anyone who has worked in the construction industry can tell you, Mother Nature hardly ever cooperates, making it important to know about operating tower cranes in extreme weather. Weather delays can easily double the amount of time it takes to complete a job. Regardless, every project needs to…

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