Longer Reads

How crane size is increasing to support the evolving wind energy market
The wind energy market is growing, and so is the equipment. With sizes increasing, new challenges have to be overcome to transport and install these massive monoliths of green energy
What’s new in pilot car certification?
Hannah Sundermeyer provides an in-depth update on the latest SC&RA pilot car initiatives and certification.
Top training practices for increased construction productivity
Zack Parnell discusses how top practices align with McKinsey & Company’s ‘Construction Productivity Imperative.’
Hardware and software: how the latest crane tech can boost safety and reliability
Hardware and software alike, the latest technology launched for the crane industry focuses on improving safety and reliability of operations. 
Taking a closer look at fleet management software
Larry Jeppe discusses how ALL uses fleet management software to improve processes, profits and experiences.
Burger Group: Covid fightback, new products and expansion plans
Chilean crane rental house Burger Group is in a growth phase. Stacy Burger explained the expansion and upcoming challenges to Cristián Peters, editor of ICST sister magazine Construcción LationAmericana (CLA)
Sarens dismantles “Goliath” gantry crane at historic shipyard
Sarens was tasked with the challenging take down of an iconic 2,200-ton overhead crane at Navy facility.
Previewing the SC&RA Specialized Transportation Symposium
The highly anticipated industry event will be held February 22-24, 2022 in Glendale, AZ.
How these spectacular lifts have raised the size and weights bar
Some spectacular lifts from recent months show the sheer sizes and weights that can now be accommodated. 
Eddie Williams, a man of service and industry icon
Doug Williams reflects on his mentor in the steel erection, crane and rigging industry, who is also his father.
SPECIAL REPORT: 2022 construction forecast
Chris Sleight discusses the outlook for the construction business in 2022, globally and in North America specifically.
Keith Settle discusses industry engagement and overcoming obstacles
OXBO Mega Transport Solutions’ Keith Settle loves the business and solving big problems.
Reviewing the 2021 SC&RA Annual Conference
Delayed six months, the SC&RA Annual Conference in October in San Antonio was the perfect industry reunion.
The legacy of industry icons Jim and Ginger White
Among the most revered couples in the trade, Jim and Ginger White are well known and highly admired.
Heavy haul market normalizes as supply chain returns
The specialized transport sector is hopeful the heavy haul market will continue to normalize. 
Salesman to COO, Omega Morgan’s Erik Zander
Omega Morgan’s Erik Zander embraces his job, his colleagues and his clients.
North America’s latest specialized transportation projects
Hannah Sundermeyer rounds up the latest in landmark transportation projects.
North American tower crane sector remains active
Despite economic and pandemic challenges, D.Ann Shiffler reports the tower crane market is holding up.
A guide to wire rope replacement
Replacing wire rope on a crane is a comprehensive process that involves many factors.
15 types of cyber attack
What are the specific types of cyber attack that are posing a threat to the construction industry?
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