Clifton Lucas

  • Crane Hire: 3 Tips for Successful Crane Rigging in a Construction Project

    When hiring a crane for construction rigging tasks, it's crucial to understand what entails successful rigging. A successful crane rigging project is one that's completed without accidents, property damage, injuries and fatalities, equipment damage or downtime. Unfortunately, most of these risks are common in construction sites, especially if contractors don't take adequate measures to mitigate them. Therefore, as you finalise your equipment hire, here are four tips to ensure successful crane rigging.
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  • Understanding Foundation Drilling and Some of the Different Methods Used

    Foundation drilling is usually associated with deep foundations, which are required if the soil near the surface is found to be weak or compressible. Such soil cannot withstand the load of an entire building and, therefore, can compromise its integrity or stability, especially if there is flooding or an earthquake. What happens is that heavy drilling pieces of equipment are used to drill foundation holes that go past the loose, soft and compressible soil to the hard soil and rock found way deep into the earth's surface.
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  • Guidelines to Enhance Your Safety When Operating a Tray Top Semi-Trailer

    Construction has evolved a lot over the past decade. One of the biggest evolutions that has enhanced and simplified construction is transportation vehicles. Tray top semi-trailers are some of the easy to operate yet powerful means of hauling construction materials from one place to the other. To have a smooth time with your construction project, especially when using the new trailer types, you should think about the safety of operation. Here are a few guidelines that will help you have the highest level of safety when operating a tray top semi-trailer.
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  • The Three Essential Safety Tips Every Rigger Should Know

    Carrying heavy loads from one level to the next is one of the most delicate jobs in warehousing and cargo handling. It needs a lot of preparation, skill and adherence to safety guidelines. If a rigger makes a small mistake in the process, it compromises their safety and that of everyone on the cargo handling site. Before you hire someone to handle your cargo for you, it is advisable to ensure they understand the importance of safety.
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  • Guidelines to Simplify Construction Access Equipment Hire Process

    Hiring construction equipment holds more advantages for construction project managers than buying new tools. The problem with getting new equipment is that when the project ends, you have to think about disposing of the construction equipment, which is not economical. Choosing the company to hire construction equipment can be tricky, especially when there are so many companies promising to offer you the best experience. Some companies will claim their equipment is durable and well-maintained, but when the time to utilise them comes, you find yourself dealing with breakdowns and downtime, which derails your project.
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  • Mechanical Demolition Methods: The Classic Wrecking Ball vs. The Precise High Reach Arm

    Do you need demolition services?  Demolition is the process of tearing down a building for various reasons, such as eliminating safety threats, avoiding the need for costly repairs and creating space for new development. Different demolition jobs require different approaches to make sure they are done properly. That's why several demolition methods can be used to tackle every job. Mechanical demolition is a great technique for bringing down buildings. As its name says, it involves using various types of mechanical equipment to do demolition work.
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  • The Cost Effectiveness of Equipment Rentals

    A large number of building contractors choose to hire earthmoving equipment rather than purchase their own equipment. Considering that construction is the main business activity for a building contractor and that they have to use earthmoving equipment on every site they work on, one might wonder why building contractors should not simply purchase their own earthmoving equipment. Well, it all boils down to the cost of owning such equipment. Apart from the fact that the initial cost of purchase for earthmoving equipment is quite high, the cost of equipment ownership can also be quite high.
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  • How to Choose a Construction Man Hoist

    If you're working on a high-rise build, then a man hoist is a good investment. They carry your crew up the outside or inside of the building like a lift so people can get to higher floors quickly and efficiently. You can hire or buy these hoists. Before you choose a hoist, it's important to ask yourself the following questions. What Is Your Carry Weight? Man hoists come in various sizes and configurations.
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  • Vacuum Excavation: Three Critical Tips for Preventing Property Damage

    If you are planning on conducting excavation in an area with important utility networks, you should think about using a vacuum excavator. In general, traditional trenching and digging is favourable because it is direct and cheap. However, if this rough approach is used around pipes, cables and conduits, the damage to these elements might be significant. This will lead to financial losses and inconvenience. Vacuum excavators use suction, promoting safety, efficiency and overall convenience.
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  • The Three Deciding Factors Which Determine What Level Of Dewatering Pumps You Need

    Flooding and the presence of groundwater can be a significant problem on construction sites in even the most arid parts of Australia. That is why dewatering pumps are an everpresent sight on most construction sites as they play an essential role in allowing foundation work to continue in any weather or physical location. However, that statement is only valid when you get the correct dewatering pumps for your project. Not all dewatering pumps are created equal, and the last thing you want to find out when using them for the first time is that they are not rated for your needs.
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