On major commercial, industrial or high-rise residential developments, long-term crane hire costs can run into many millions of dollars. Without assistance from specialist engineers, often complex decisions are required to be made by the developer concerning the design, placement, installation, purchase or hire of large cranes.Read More
After attending the Crane Association of New Zealand’s annual conference this year, HLD will be opening its first New Zealand office in Wellington from January 2017. HLD Managing Director, Blake Hammon said that the demand for HLD services in New Zealand over the past year had warranted a presence on the ground.Read More
HLD attended the Crane Association of New Zealand’s (CANZ) annual conference held over July 27 - 29 in Nelson, New Zealand.
The CANZ was established in 1975 by crane owners to represent their interests nationally. The Association is the voice of the crane industry and recognised by the New Zealand government and the general public alike as the official representative on all matters relating to the safety and operation of cranes in New Zealand. HLD is a full corporate member of CICA.Read More
HLD recently had the pleasure of sponsoring the national Crane Industry Council of Australia’s (CICA) annual conference in Cairns, Queensland held over three days in late September 2016.
HLD Managing Director, Blake Hammon attended the conference along with over 300 delegates representing crane suppliers, engineering companies, contracting firms and rigging gear suppliers from all over the world.Read More
HLD recently erected a fully customised Italian TLX-1350 crane at the construction site for an upcoming residential tower, “The One” in Hurstville, New South Wales. HLD was commissioned by the project’s construction contractor, GenCorp to solve a highly technical crane requirement; GenCorp required a crane installation in close proximity to a heavy-rail line on a construction site with major physical constraints and height restrictions.Read More
As part of Lendlease’s Global Minimum Requirements, an independent engineer must verify all lifts greater than 20 tonnes, using two or more cranes on a lift or those that have a complex rigging arrangement on its construction sites around the world. HLD has been engaged by Lendlease as its preferred supplier of all third-party lift verifications on NorthConnex.Read More