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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…

How to Communicate Safety Standards Throughout Your Company

communicate safety standards

One of the best ways to prevent job site injuries is to get your employees and managers to buy into the safety culture. This can be done when you make it a priority to clearly communicate safety standards on a consistent basis.

In reality, many employees often turn a blind eye to risky behaviour. There is usually a gap between how workers perceive their role in safety and how they feel about…

Enhance Safety with Crane Remote Control Systems

crane remote control systems

Operating cranes, especially on construction sites, has always come with considerable challenges, both in terms of safety and affordability. Until recently, crane operations were carried out, either by a cab-mounted operator, controlled by hand signals of a floor walker, or by push-button pendants connected to the crane and controlled by an employee standing down on the floor. The recent arriva…

Self-Erect Crane – Deep Cove Solution

Self-Erect Crane – A Rough Terrain Solution
With one of our more scenic jobs in picturesque Deep Cove, Eagle West Equipment (acquired by Bigfoot Crane Company) installed a 35 meter self erect crane with luffing jib on a really interesting residential job. The photos illustrate some of the problem solving scenarios that our self erect cranes can provide for builders who may find their projects…

Amtrak Utilizes the Crane Spreader Bar System by Boscaro

Amtrak, the passenger train company based in the USA, runs more than 300 trains on a daily basis. When Amtrak needed valuable train car components lifted for transport to the Mid-West, a Delaware based company, Active Crane Rentals, Inc. was hired to perform the hoists.
In order to maximize on their lifting capacity, Active Crane planned to perform a straight line pull. To protect the sides of…

LLEAP Awards

Boscaro’s Concrete Bucket and Spreader Bars both qualified as finalists for the LLEAP awards. Although Eagle West Equipment (acquired by Bigfoot Crane Company) did not win in the category, we still made the magazine publication as a finalist.

For a complete view of the 2013 LLEAP Awards, or to look at this month’s edition of Lift & Access click the link…

San Marco Tower Crane Sale

San Marco Tower Crane

San Marco Tower Crane Sale
Recently Eagle West Cranes & Equipment (acquired by Bigfoot Crane Company) was proud to complete the sale of new San Marco SMT 520 City Crane to Smedley Crane & Rigging out of Branford CT. As part of the sales process, I recently had the opportunity to visit the first job site for this crane in Cambridge MA for a Hanover Company jobsite.

The jobsit…

4th Annual CraneBlogger Crane Photo Contest

4th Annual CraneBlogger Crane Photo Contest
CraneBlogger is starting up its 2013 annual great crane photo contest, this is where you can submit your photos of the coolest tower crane, coolest mobile crane and wildest crane project. Photos will be accepted until August 16, 2013. You can email photos entries to [email protected]

There are always some amazing photos of Liebherr Mob…

Andre Lalonde Benefit Auction

The following Facebook Benefit Auction is being put on by Heavy Life Alberta, in support of the family of Andre Lalonde, an employee at Whissell Contracting who was tragically taken from us on April 3, 2013. 100% of the proceeds will go to his wife Melissa and children, Michaelle and Alexina.

First off, we would like to thank all the businesses and kind-hearted individuals that have donated…

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