Tag: construction

Choosing the Best Trailer for Heavy Equipment

Transporting heavy equipment to the construction site can sometimes be a challenge. In most cases a trailer is needed for the task, but with so many options how do you make the right choice? The Read More

The Howard Frankland Bridge Expansion – No Small Task

Most people who live in the Tampa Bay area have driven over the Howard Frankland Bridge at least once. For many, the bridge is a vital part of the commute if they live in Tampa 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

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: , , , ,

In Preparing for Dorian, Tower Cranes become Weathervanes

The Palm Beach Post featured a story yesterday about what construction crews are doing in preparation for Hurricane Dorian in case it makes a beeline for South Florida. Kast Construction has been proactive since Monday Read More

The Importance of Safety from Above

An article at EHS Today’s website reminds readers that safety in the workplace is of utmost importance, especially when it comes to falling objects, large and small. Wherever a job is being conducted, whether just Read More

What’s It Like to Operate a Tower Crane?

We’ve all seen those incredibly tall tower cranes at building construction jobs, especially in downtown neighborhoods of large metropolitan areas. But what’s it like to sit in the cab and operate one of those cranes? Read More

January 21st, 2019 | Tags: , , ,

Ground Conditions According to OSHA 1926.1402

OSHA 1926.1402 defines ground conditions as the ability of the ground to support the equipment (including slope, compaction, and firmness). This guideline goes on to state that the equipment must not be assembled or used Read More

Construction Angels Invites You to a Charity Event

c —REGISTER HERE — This fundraiser event will get us started helping the families suffering from the loss of their loved ones in construction related fatalities.  Construction Angels operates entirely on a volunteer basis to Read More

Which Crane Related Career is Right for You?

So you’ve decided you want to work in heavy industry, specifically with cranes, but where do you begin? To help you make informed choices, and start you on the way to a fulfilling career, we’ll Read More

Pay Attention to These Five Details When Renting a Crane

The concept of risk transfer is far from new. In fact, we’ve been doing it our whole lives and probably just never thought about it. Remember the waiver you signed before you went skydiving? That Read More

How Do Cranes Get On Top Of Skyscrapers?

Perched above New York City’s skyline, two tower cranes are piecing together the new One World Trade Center, which just became the city’s tallest skyscraper. How do those cranes get up there? By using their own Read More