Category: Construction News

Open House at Florida’s First 3D Printed Home

In October 2021 we shared news with you about the first 3D printed home being built in the state of Florida (click here to read that post). The 1,400 square foot, 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house is Read More

November 28th, 2022 | Tags: ,

Repairs to Sanibel Causeway Finished Early

When hurricane Ian invaded Florida late last month, one of the most reported areas of destruction was the Sanibel Causeway, a three-mile-long stretch of road that connects Sanibel Island to the Florida mainland. It consists Read More

October 28th, 2022 | Tags: , ,

Newer Building Codes Stood up to Hurricane Ian

It’s been a week since Hurricane Ian invaded the western Florida coastline and left behind terrible loss of life and destruction of property in its wake. Just north of Fort Myers is Punta Gorda, where Read More

October 5th, 2022 | Tags: , ,

3D Printed Houses Coming to Florida? Well, One for Now.

Most people are familiar with the technology of 3D printing. Design a product or object on a computer such as jewelry, toys, musical instruments, boats, guns, and even a heavy-duty crane hook (click here for Read More

October 19th, 2021 | Tags: , ,

Drone Use in Construction on the Rise

Ease of use and relatively low cost have contributed to an increase of drone technology at construction sites during the last several years. Contractors utilize drones to fly over job sites and collect data in Read More

October 7th, 2021 | Tags: ,

Impressive Crane Lift at Tiffany’s in NYC

A post last month at International Cranes’ website tells the story of one crane lifting another to the top of the iconic Tiffany & Company on Fifth Avenue in midtown New York City. Dubbed a Read More

Using Math to Calculate Heavy Haul Numbers

When it comes to the transporting of construction materials, debris from demolition or heavy equipment in general, being a whiz at math can give you an advantage. Safe hauling often includes the ability to make Read More

PPVC’s Successful Relationship with Tower Cranes

Prefabricated pre-finished volumetric construction, also known as PPVC, has become increasingly popular in modern construction methods for buildings of all sizes and heights. Many times the use of high capacity tower cranes is required to Read More

August 6th, 2020 | Tags: , , ,

Building Skyward with Speed and Safety

The year 2019 was big for skyscraper construction worldwide, according to a recent column at International Construction Magazine. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) recorded that 26 “supertall” buildings were completed last Read More

April 23rd, 2020 | Tags: , , ,

South Florida Construction Continues Despite Covid-19 Threat

With the Covid-19 threat negatively affecting so many aspects of everyday life, how about some good news? According to a story at The Real Deal, the building industry is not stopping in South Florida, at Read More

Drones with Heavy Lifting Capabilities being Developed

The popularity of drones has been steadily increasing over the last several years. Applications have been numerous, from high resolution photography to package delivery. Amazon began experimenting with drones in 2013 to deliver orders to Read More

January 16th, 2020 | Tags: ,

Walt Disney World News Captures Sims on the Job

A Sims crawler crane was recently spotted and featured in a post at the WDW News Today website. WDW News Today is an online resource devoted to news and information for fans of Walt Disney Read More

November 20th, 2019 | Tags: , , , ,

Miami Offers Numerous Employment Opportunities in Construction

Increased economic activity in downtown Miami has prompted the development of Miami Worldcenter, an area the size of ten city blocks containing new condos, restaurants, shops, hotels and a convention center. The challenge has been Read More

Hard Rock Expansion Features Crawler Crane Muscle

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida is undergoing a massive expansion with a $1.5 billion price tag. A large, guitar-shaped hotel tower will house 638 luxury rooms and suites, and an Read More

When One Crane is Not Enough

Construction projects are greatly helped when a crane is present to do heavy lifting on the job site. But what if the size of the project is larger than what one crane can handle? Bring Read More