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ITC makes Olympic record For contractors ITC Construction Group and MetroCan Construction, a project to build 12 apartment blocks for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics was a race against the clock. The project also saw Canada's first tower crane anticollision system, reports Will Dalrymple
K10000 rises again The contender for the world's largest tower crane, Krøll's K10000, has been erected for a plant upgrade at Canada tar sands firm Syncrude. Will Dalrymple reports
Emmert delivers generator by rail US special transport firm Emmert International transported a 413 US ton generator almost a thousand miles from Houston, Texas, to the Comanche 3 power station in Pueblo, Colorado in a job whose planning ultimately took two years to complete.
Custom crawlers At ConExpo this year, two companies showed crane models using specialised tracked chassis, that make them suitable for use in difficult rural environments. Will North reports
Chinese crawlers enter America Throughout the recent boom in demand for cranes, Chinese manufacturers have sought to position their cranes as a cost-efficient alternative to those from backlogged western firms. At ConExpo, a number of crawler manufacturers promoted their products to North American customers. Will North reports
US construction forecast: short-term bad news Economic indicators thus far in 2008 suggest that the US economy has entered a recession that will extend through the first half of the year. While mild in depth and short in duration, this recession nevertheless bodes ill for construction spending over the next 18 months.
Will knuckle booms ever break into the USA? The penetration of knuckleboom cranes into the US market remains low. Robert Ebisch finds out why