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Wind Monitoring for Building Maintenance Units
windcrane
30 Sep 2020, 13:14
Building maintenance units or BMUs are important in high-rise buildings, providing external access to the facade for cleaning and maintenance. BMUs are vulnerable to high winds and building managers must ensure safe working conditions for cleaning crews. Weather forecasts provide a general idea of what to expect but only a wind monitoring system can track outdoor conditions in real time. When a BMU is equipped with a wind monitoring system, it can detect the early warning signs of high wind and turbulence. This way, building managers can suspend any cleaning or maintenance activities before the wind threatens the crew. Consider that accidents can happen even if the BMU does not fall. Materials and heavy tools may be dropped several floors, and crew members may lose their footing if the cradle becomes unstable.
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WINDCRANE [EoT] and Compensation for Weather Claims
windcrane
17 Jun 2020, 14:30
WINDCRANE telematics wind monitoring relies on the real specific location and height to measure accurate wind data for construction cranes. Providing downtime wind reports and forecast from the exact crane wind speed measurements to justify a delay due to harsh weather conditions.
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Digital Transformation In The Construction Sector
windcrane
22 May 2020, 13:30
By developing and utilising the latest digital tools, we can receive crucial benefits like improved data output and greater connectivity between areas. Therefore, digital transformation is something that every business in the construction sector needs to be aware of. No more taking unnecessary risks, you can now adopt useful technology to evolve your business in a positive way.
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Handheld Anemometer or Specialised Wind Monitoring for Construction and Cranes
windcrane
17 Feb 2020, 11:30
Wind is the biggest cause of delays and downtime on a construction site and is becoming more erratic every year. For safe and successful lifting operations, it is recommended to have accurate and detailed wind forecasts suitable for your project to better plan your daily and weekly lifting. To measure the speed of wind an anemometer or wind speed sensor device is required.
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Always ON Crane Anemometers for Crawlers cranes
windcrane
11 Feb 2020, 13:36
We tend to think about wind mostly during crane operations, however there’s another side to it and it is when the cranes are parked or out of service. The news this week from Vertikal brought two stories of two crawler cranes collapsing due to wind gust and probably out of service.
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Thames Tideway Tunnel: Project Overview and Engineering Challenges
windcrane
28 Jan 2020, 11:57
The Tideway is the part of the River Thames that is affected by tides. This means the river can flow back into the sewage system during a high tide, and this represents an engineering challenge for the tunnel project. This is why a WINDCRANE Max unit is being used to monitor the river level with respect to the tunnel level.
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What Is an Anemometer and a Wind Vane?
windcrane
2 Dec 2019, 15:23
To describe the wind in a specific site, you must know both its speed and direction. An anemometer is a weather instrument that measures wind speed, and its direction can be determined with a wind vane. Since wind speed and direction are closely related, weather monitoring systems normally include both instruments.
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TELECOM TOWERS: MONITORING WIND SPEED FOR SAFETY AND STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY
admin
29 Oct 2019, 12:40
High wind speeds pose a risk when personnel climb the tower for maintenance or modifications. Job planning remotely is essential for Telecom
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CONSTRUCTION IOT: THE ADVANTAGES OF CLOUD CONNECTED ELECTRONICS FOR WIND SPEED MEASUREMENT
admin
29 Oct 2019, 12:28
Construction is often perceived as a “traditional” industry, not commonly associated with modern information technologies or cloud connected services (IoT). However, the tools and equipment used in the construction process have experienced constant evolution over the past decades.
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WIND EFFECTS CAUSED BY SKYSCRAPERS
admin
29 Oct 2019, 12:18
Vertical construction have negative effects on local wind patterns. There are two main types of wind disruption caused by skyscrapers:
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PRE-CONSTRUCTION WIND SPEED AND WEATHER MONITORING
admin
29 Oct 2019, 12:13
COLLECTING WEATHER DATA FROM MULTIPLE PROJECT SITES MAY SEEM LIKE A TEDIOUS AND TIME-CONSUMING ACTIVITY BUT THERE ARE BENEFITS. Construction companies are aware of the risks posed by harsh weather in project sites especially when tower cranes are involved. However, weather risk management tends to focus on projects alr
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TOWER CRANES WIND SPEED LIFTING GUIDANCE
admin
29 Oct 2019, 11:44
Wind is one of the main hazards for cranes. Between 2000 and 2010, there were 1125 reported tower crane accidents resulting in 780 deaths.
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INTERNATIONAL CRANES AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT EDITORIAL ON ONBOARD ELECTRONICS AND IOT FOR CRANES
admin
29 Oct 2019, 11:37
ONBOARD ELECTRONICS: SMART THINKING By Christian Shelton – International cranes and specialised transport If you want to read the full article, please click here for the full KHL article In the not-too-distant past the construction industry was, at times, perceived as being a ‘traditional’ industry, not commonly associ
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WIND SPEED RISKS IN STEEL CONSTRUCTION
admin
23 Oct 2019, 19:14
The BCSA recommends stopping all crane activity if wind gusts exceed 27 mph. Above 40 mph, the recommendation is to stop all outdoor work
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WIND SPEED PATTERNS IN A CITY WITH BUILDINGS
windcrane
23 Oct 2019, 19:04
Buildings affect the wind in urban locations, but consider they have sharp corners and rectangular shapes not found in nature.
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WIND SPEED TURBULENCE INTENSITY IN CRANES
admin
23 Oct 2019, 19:00
Fatigue failure can occur when machinery is subject to strong cyclical forces.These are very dangerous, since they can damage mechanical
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FIVE WAYS TO MINIMISE THE THREAT OF WIND & WEATHER HAZARDS FOR CRANES IN CONSTRUCTION
admin
23 Oct 2019, 18:22
The environmental impact of greenhouse gases has made extreme weather more common, workers in the construction industry are more vulnerable
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SAFER CRANES SAFE FROM WEATHER CLAIMS
admin
23 Oct 2019, 18:07
Protect your construction projects from weather claims and optimise lifting uptime with WINDCRANE
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WIND SPEED ACCURACY & ANEMOMETERS FOR CRANES
admin
23 Oct 2019, 18:02
Errors in wind speed measurement are amplified to the power of 2 or 3. This is dependent on the application, making accuracy very important
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CONSTRUCTION SITE SAFETY AT THE WINDIEST TIME OF THE YEAR
admin
23 Oct 2019, 17:51
There is a basic rule that applies to construction site safety. Preventing accidents is much cheaper than fixing the damage.
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WIND MONITORING IMPORTANCE IN BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION
admin
23 Oct 2019, 17:13
Wind monitoring is key during all life cycle stages of a bridge, from design and construction to operation and maintenance. Bridges are typically exposed to strong wind currents hitting them perpendicularly, and their sheer size results in very high mechanical loads induced by the wind. Even if a bridge is properly des
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WEATHER CLAIMS AND WIND SAFETY
admin
23 Oct 2019, 17:08
Anybody working in the construction industry either here in the UK or anywhere else in the world is likely to know that the weather can present us with particular hazards. While rain, ice and snow are particularly dangerous to work in, we must always be aware that the wind is also likely to make conditions unsafe. In p
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MAKING STREETS SAFER: MEASURING THE EFFECT OF BUILDINGS ON THE WIND
admin
23 Oct 2019, 15:21
When the wind hits a tall building head-on, it must go somewhere. A significant portion flows downwards, called downdraught effect.
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HOW WINDCRANE REDUCES CONSTRUCTION COSTS AND ENHANCES SAFETY
admin
23 Oct 2019, 15:10
Being a construction manager involves taking quick decisions and reacting to unpredictable situations. When determining if weather conditions are suitable for construction work, there are many factors to consider: Preventing damage to property and construction equipment Ensuring safe working conditions Rescheduling mat
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DOWNTIME DISPUTES IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR
admin
23 Oct 2019, 15:05
DEALING WITH DOWNTIME DISPUTES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY Anybody working in the construction industry knows that working at height is one of the most dangerous activities, with statistics showing that most cases of fatal injury or severe injury are as a result of a fall from height. Most countries around the world h
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DEALING WITH EXTREME WEATHER AND WIND GUSTS
admin
23 Oct 2019, 15:02
Nobody can have failed to have seen last week’s news about the crane collapse in the USA. It seems that a crew operating a crane on Friday morning noted the wind gusts that accompanied the snow fall and decided that they needed to lower the crane to a more secure level. As the 565 ft. boom on the crane was being lowere
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CONSTRUCTION SECTOR LOOKS TO CLOUD BASED SOLUTIONS
admin
23 Oct 2019, 14:55
SM and the Cloud – Revolutionising the Construction Industry GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) is the standard developed by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) to describe the protocols for second generation (2G) digital cellular networks that are used by mobile phones. As of last yea
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How to measure wind speed remotely on mobile cranes and crawlers.
admin
23 Oct 2019, 14:32
When measuring wind speed on a tower crane, it tends to be a simple job as the boom of the crane does not tend to extend during operation.
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Does wind turbulence affect construction sites?
admin
23 Oct 2019, 13:54
How does wind turbulence impact construction sites and crane operations? What is the difference between average wind and wind turbulence?
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Frozen cranes
admin
23 Oct 2019, 13:44
Does temperature affect lifting cranes operation? Can temperature really stop a tower or mobile crane?
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INTERNATIONAL CRANES AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT EDITORIAL ON ONBOARD ELECTRONICS AND IOT FOR CRANES.
admin
18 Oct 2019, 14:03
n the not-too-distant past the construction industry was, at times, perceived as being a ‘traditional’ industry, not commonly associated with modern information technologies. However, that’s now changed as the tools and equipment used in the construction process have experienced constant evolution over the past few decades.
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When should you stop a crane due to strong wind speed?
admin
9 Sep 2019, 14:26
Harsh weather adds risk to lifting operations, and quick action may be needed to prevent accidents. To manage risk, the first step is knowing the exact wind conditions at all times. Based on crane specifications, operators and project managers can decide if a lift can proceed safely.
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TOWER CRANES WIND SPEED LIFTING GUIDANCE
admin
14 Apr 2019, 13:53
Tower cranes are exposed to a vast amount of hazards with one of the main hazards being wind. Between 2000 and 2010, there were 1125 tower crane accidents reported worldwide, resulting in over 780 deaths.
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