It took three construction seasons, but the Upper Cambie Bridge has been replaced. The $7.7-million project began in May 2015, involving the replacement of the aging bridge located on the summit of Highway 3 (Crowsnest), east of Allison Pass, and west of the Manning Park Resort, about 60 kilometres east…
As Canada moves towards legalizing marijuana for recreational use, cranes are poised to gain a foothold in a budding new industry.
This past May, Calgary’s historic 12th Street S.E. Bridge was removed. The “Zoo Bridge”, which leads to an island in the middle of the Bow River, was constructed in 1908 as part of an agreement between the Federal Government and the City of Calgary. Since the age of the bridge…
With the Alberta government opening the door to wind and other renewable energy projects, cranes could be in for some heavy lifting.
In preparation for the 20th anniversary celebrations, the Crane Rental Association of Canada (CRAC) is accepting applications for its new Safety Awards. The criteria and application form can be found on the CRAC website. The Safety Awards are open to member crane rental companies and companies receiving the awards will…
Cranes continue to flock to one of Canada’s biggest infrastructure projects. With a projected $4.239-billion cost, the 3.3-kilometre Champlain Bridge crosses the St. Lawrence Seaway has been attracting a steady who’s who of cranes.
The Port of Prince Rupert is ready to service the largest vessels in the ocean.
To say that Terex Cranes’ Demag AC 40 City crane was a popular item for crane operators would be a serious understatement. After all, more than 1,000 of the AC 40 models were sold within one year of its arrival into the marketplace. Given the crane’s popularity, it wasn’t surprising…
Mini-cranes cranes are proving to be a good fit for the Latta brothers at Up & Down Lifting Solutions in Ontario.
The addition of an overhead crane has paid dividends for a Dartmouth, N.S. machine shop. When Ace Machining outgrew its previous home base, the owners had a new 14,500-sq.-ft. facility built to their specifications, including the installation of a Yale Global King electric wire overhead hoist. Co-owner and co-operator Ron…
A tight work space and high winds posed a dual challenge for a crew installing a giant air conditioning system in downtown Windsor, Ont.
Court decisions pertaining to construction cranes and air rights are few and far between in Canada. Developers wanting to swing over-top a neighbour’s property generally reach an agreement with them.
Port Saint John is already the fourth largest cruise port of call in Canada and a national and international port, handling liquid and dry bulk, as well as break bulk. However, a planned modernization project due to break ground in 2018 will drastically increase the port’s capacity. Ahead of the…
Held in September, this is the premier meeting for crane and rigging professionals. This meeting places a strong emphasis on safety issues, regulatory and legislative updates as well as networking opportunities. Additionally, an Exhibit Center displaying new equipment and products is featured. Attendees include top managers, crane operators, safety directors…
Ian Simmons, a base manager with Heli Explore Inc., had good reason to smile as he staffed the Quebec-headquartered company’s booth at the 2017 convention of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada this March in Toronto.
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