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Looking foward...
Friday, July 22, 2022 With summer having well and truly arrived here in the UK, it is with a feeling of optimism that I write this month's Comment. It's not just the sunshine that has returned; international travel is back on the agenda, too. With forthcoming Terex and Liebherr trips, plus Bauma 2022 tickets now booked, I'm looking forward to getting away from a desk and meeting people face-to-face again.
Electric avenue
Friday, June 17, 2022 It was nice to catch up with some familiar faces at this year's Vertikal Days show in the UK in mid-May, not to mention all the new people we met whilst there.
Preparation is key to success
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 Fail to prepare; prepare to fail. An old adage, perhaps, yet one that rings true... particularly when it comes to complex lifting and transportation procedures.
The path of progression
Friday, April 29, 2022 Progression; development; evolution; and refinement: these are the key themes that underpin much of the content in this month's issue. They are, of course, positive attributes true of mankind in general but they are highlighted, showcased even, when viewed through the focused lens of the construction industry.
Building bridges...
Thursday, March 24, 2022 I'd like to start this month's comment with an apology.
Historical Perspectives
Thursday, February 17, 2022 For those of you into your tower crane history, we have a real treat for you this month. Contributor Stuart Anderson's article on page 31 provides great insight into how the tower crane market has developed since its start and, crucially, how it has changed over the last 20 years.
A golden anniversary
Friday, January 21, 2022 In November 1972 the first ever edition of Cranes Today magazine was published. This means, later this year, we will turn 50! To celebrate this golden anniversary, over the course of 2022, we will look back at some classic issues from across the decades. This will be in print, across our social media pages and on our website. Digital copies of archive issues will also be made available; if you're interested in obtaining one please get in touch.
Evolution of the species
Tuesday, December 28, 2021 Adaptability is a key quality for survival and it is a attribute demonstrated throughout this issue.
A journey of a thousand miles
Monday, November 29, 2021 To paraphrase ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu’s well-known motivational proverb: ‘Even the longest journey starts with the first step’. This saying is thought to have originated in the sixth century BC but it also works as a mantra for current times and can be seen as a theme running throughout this issue.
Making connections
Thursday, October 28, 2021 Attending Vertikal Days, the first lifting equipment trade show I've been to in a year-and-a-half (since March 2020), was an enjoyable experience. I was apprehensive at first as I'd barely even left my village during the pandemic - working on my own from a home office. Yet with abundant supplies of hand sanitiser, social distancing protocols in place, and everyone behaving sensibly, any worries around Covid rapidly subsided. Being predominantly outdoors, the sunshine and warm breeze helped, too.

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