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Construction and COVID-19: rolling news update

KHL journalists are reporting on how the COVID-19 outbreak is impacting the construction industry worldwide. 

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Tower crane conference moved to October 22

Tower Cranes North America (TCNA) shifts to Chicago on October 22, 2020, as a result of COVID-19

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​ACT Covid-19 “Work Effect Survey” shows mixed results

The crane, rigging and specialized transportation sector is preparing for layoffs, seeing projects delayed or cancelled and have generally assessed that the economic downturn due to the Covid-19 virus will be damaging but short.

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Acquisition and strategic partnership for DICA

DICA to add edge protectors to its portfolio following acquisition of Linton Rigging Gear Supplies. DICA also establishes strategic partnership with Axion Structural Innovations to target users in heavy lift market.

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SC&RA sets up Crisis Command Center

Assistance service set up to help association members deal with Covid-19 pandemic.

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Construction considered ‘essential’ in many U.S. regions

Despite increasingly strict coronavirus precautions, construction continues in many large American markets.

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KHL statement on Coronavirus

KHL is still working and will continue to provide essential information for businesses during the crisis. 

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SC&RA Annual Conference cancelled

The Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association has cancelled the 2020 Annual Conference scheduled for April 14-18 in Amelia Island, Florida, USA

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Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 joins Maxim fleet

Maxim Crane Works adds 700 metric ton capacity Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 wheeled mobile crane to its crane fleet

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Bigge celebrates fifth CK3300G-2

Kicking off the first day of the ConExpo trade show, Bigge celebrated the handover of a CK3300G-2 crawler crane

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Bigge accepts keys to 22 Liebherr LR 1300s

Bigge Crane & Rigging participated in the handover of 22 crawler cranes at the Liebherr stand at ConExpo 2020.

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Sany America debuts two new crawlers, SCA1000A and SCA2600A

Sany America launches two new crawlers with more to come, the company said.

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Pitzer takes CFO role at Liebherr in Germany; Bilgeri takes charge in USA

Daniel Pitzer takes on the CFO role in Ehingen, Germany while Pierre Bilgeri will head up the U.S. market for mobile and crawler cranes

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Tadano GT-750EL makes debut in Mexico

A sale to Grupo Vazquez del Sur follows the worldwide introduction of the GT-750EL at bauma 2019. 

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Kobelco to showcase G-2 series at ConExpo

Kobelo Crawler Cranes will have three of otheir G-2 series models on display in Las Vegas.  

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ConExpo and COVID-19: The show will go on

AEM addresses health and safety concerns for the ConExpo ConAgg tradeshow that will comence next week in Las Vegas, NV. 

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Load King names Authorized Service Centers

Terex Services and ML Utilities are now Authorized Service Centers for Load King Cranes.

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VR & AR Shaping the Construction Industry

Reducing accidents at height and promoting safety practices in the construction industry. Here we take a look at how Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) can offer benefits that other technology cannot. It also considers how methods have developed and what they hold for the future of the industry.

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VR & AR Shaping the Construction Industry

Reducing accidents at height and promoting safety practices in the construction industry. Here we take a look at how Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) can offer benefits that other technology cannot. It also considers how methods have developed and what they hold for the future of the industry.

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Homeland Security says crane & rigging is ‘essential’

SC&RA reports Homeland Security confirms the crane, rigging, and specialized transport as ’Essential Critical Infrastructure’.

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Tower crane conference moved to October 22

Tower Cranes North America (TCNA) shifts to Chicago on October 22, 2020, as a result of COVID-19

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SC&RA sets up Crisis Command Center

Assistance service set up to help association members deal with Covid-19 pandemic.

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Lift & Move at ConExpo 2020

Lift & Move USA will participate in a multi-association workforce solutions initiative at ConExpo-ConAgg, in Las Vegas, NV, March 10-14.

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Get the latest news from ConExpo on your mobile device using KHL’s Conexpo Apps.

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Reassurance about Coronavirus at ConExpo

ConExpo organizers suggest Coronavirus will have a minimal effect on the show.

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