Entries by aishap

Towering Above the Competition

Phoenix Fabricators and Erectors needed to cut a 100-foot water tank, add a 40-foot extension, then put the suspended piece back on. For a company with more than 30 years of experience in constructing, installing, renovating and rebuilding large above-ground water tanks across the US, the project should have been routine. It was anything but. […]

What is wind turbulence

Think about chaotic movement, unstable flow of wind… this is what wind turbulence means. If still not clear… remember last time you were on an airplane there was turbulences. Not nice. Why is so important wind turbulence in any tall construction? Very simple, assume your hands and arms are the wind and a small bar […]

Weather and Agriculture – WINDCRANE Applications

Bridging the gap between management and field operations One of the main challenges in the agricultural industry is bridging management decisions and field operations. Agriculture involves harvesting crops in remote places, and it is only possible to take decisions based on real-time data if a reliable monitoring system is in place. It is important to […]

Hitting the Mark with Navis Wind Meters

California’s Jim Ramsay entered the Extreme Benchrest competition as an amateur marksman but he finished it by besting the pros. His not-so-secret weapon? A Navis Wireless Wind Speed Sensor. Even more impressive was that it was his first time in competition and he had less than two months to practice. What is Extreme Benchrest? Extreme […]

Making Streets Safer: Measuring the Effect of Buildings on the Wind

When the wind hits a tall building head-on, it must go somewhere; part of it is deflected upwards and to the sides, but a significant portion flows downward through a phenomenon called the downdraught effect. This descending air can cause cold gusts once it reaches the street level, posing a risk for pedestrians. It is […]

Construction Site Safety at the Windiest Time of the Year

There is a basic rule that applies for any construction project: preventing accidents is much cheaper than fixing the damage, and when the consequences affect human beings, the damage can be irreversible. The best contractors in the world know this, and that is why they deploy risk management as a company-wide process. There are also […]

How WINDCRANE Reduces Construction Costs and Enhances Safety

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 material deliveries and work Compromising project deadlines The traditional approach for managing weather variability […]

Wind monitoring at festivals, funfairs and other events

Towards the end of March there was a terrible accident that brings home to us just how dangerous wind gusts can be, not just to those who work in the construction trade, but to anybody, in any walk of life.  What should have been a great day out at a fairground in Harlow turned to […]

Downtime disputes in the construction sector

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 have health and […]