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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.

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

How Overhead Crane Safety Can Prevent Accidents

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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

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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

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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…

Tips For Safe Crane Operation With The Highest Precision Standards

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Crane operation, to be safe and efficient, requires skill, the exercise of extreme care and good judgment, alertness and concentration, and a rigid adherence to proven safety rules and practices as outlined in applicable and current ANSI and OSHA safety standards.

Every crane operator, including those involved in slinging loads and directing lifting operations, must be trained and competent in…

Safety During High-Rise Construction

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The intricate requirements in high-rise construction work demand specific solutions and in-depth expertise far beyond simple paperwork. There are many causes for injuries in high-rise construction work and most of them are related to individual falls and handling of goods.
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Work accidents related to safety often include: ladders, falling waste, individua…

Our Role in Building Tomorrow

Last year we bought the self-erecting, full-sized tower and training divisions of Eagle West Cranes and renamed ourselves the Bigfoot Crane Company. Since then we have been an integral part of many construction projects in Western Canada either selling or renting cranes.

When the market collapsed in 2008 the construction industry in general slowed down and therefore the need for cranes.

The True Cost of Health and Safety in the Construction Industry

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Profit margins in the construction industry are generally small (about three to four percent) and the competition is fierce between rival companies trying to win business. Often, contractors will undercut contracts in order to win bids. The result is enormous pressure to get the job done on time and under budget. Many construction companies have put clauses in their contracts that provide bonuses…

Insurance for Construction Companies and How to Keep Costs Down

Insurance for Construction Companies

Insurance premiums are a complex business for construction companies, who face more costs and risk than many other industries. Adding to the difficulty is that insurance policies renew every year, leaving many business owners scrambling to protect their business’ interests and their bottom line. However, there are a few ways to make the obtaining insurance for construction companies a smoother…

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