The year that was for the crane sector

2016 has been another tough year for our industry, with a reported slowing for total construction investment in 2015-16 of -9.8% versus a forecast of -2.4% given last year.

Of course, this is the figure for total construction however, there were pockets, which continued to show strong growth, namely multi-level apartment construction, which was up 18.6%. The good news is that the 2016-17 forecast is for positive growth at 4.6%, driven mainly by infrastructure-related engineering works with road and rail leading the way. Read more

Investing to the Max in Cranes and People

Investing to the max in cranes and people

Max Crane & Equipment Hire (SA) Pty Ltd (Max Cranes) recently announced that it will be taking delivery of a 1200-tonne Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1 AT crane in October 2018. This will be the largest AT crane owned and permanently based in Australia, and will allow contractors to plan and design around the availability of this crane and its impact on construction time and costs.

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