Photo Courtesy of Terex Corp. Though ASME P30 may not define a critical lift, it will lay out considerations, such as potential property damage or public risk. Related Links: Were Dallas Crane Bolts Loosened Too Early? Judge Acquits NYC Crane Owner It may be hard to believe, but no industry standard or regulation exists for how to plan a lift. Whether crews are using a 10-ton crane to pick up pipe or a 1,000-ton rig to hoist a pressure vessel, contractors mainly figure out how to do it safely with no industry input. An ASME P30 document could change all
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.