The hand-in-hand relationship of housing growth and commercial construction activity allows CRE professionals to use signals in population change to indicate a market’s demand.
Using Sydney, Australia as an example, their population recently topped five million in 2016. This has created a staggering surge in property demands, prompting significant measures by the city to match capacity with growth. A flurry of housing developments has resulted in the largest increase in dwellings in recent years. For commercial construction teams, this translates as a huge opportunity. The same circumstances of this Australian example are evidenced in countless US markets.
This construction boom will amount to about 85 percent more properties — a record number of figures not seen in Sydney’s development history. Frenetic construction to support Sydney’s most recent boom presents a sudden equipment need that suppliers are eager to support.
To meet the increasing demands for housing units, a complete portfolio of Potain cranes have been deployed throughout the city.
First, there’s the Self-Erecting Potain Crane. Several models, from the Self-erecting Potain IGO 36 to IGO 22, are responding to the expected demands of the current construction boom. They are rapidly deployable and can be commissioned to operate in frequent and infrequent construction operations.
These self-erecting cranes are designed and suited to operate in local environments, without imposing disruption and stress on the local infrastructure and its residents.
In addition to self-erecting cranes, numerous top slewing cranes have been supplied. These highly modular and easily adaptable cranes can work in a diverse range of environments, from multi-story apartment dwellings to commercial projects. Further, certain models have been designed to specifically address the ongoing trends in Sydney.
The MCT 58, for example, is economically designed for rapid deployment, erection and implementation. It’s adaptive to both site specificity and space requirements on the ground.
The MCT 58 has a max capacity of 2,500 kg and a maximum jib radius of 42m. It can service multi-story buildings ranging from 20m to 40m, making top slewing cranes effective models in addressing housing construction demands in not only Sydney, but any region undergoing rapid real estate development.
The Importance of Speed and Efficiency
Construction firms hiring cranes can achieve more than usability and design flexibility when employing Potain tower cranes. When they commission Potain cranes, they are provided an accompanying crew of knowledgeable, skilled and experienced workers. This usually includes fully qualified crane drivers, dogmen, advanced riggers and service technicians.
The accompanying service of skilled laborers provides greater emphasis on workplace safety, both for project workers and surrounding public infrastructure. This depth of experience and knowledge minimizes risk and enhances workplace safety.
As current demand is outgrowing capacity throughout Sydney, hiring a trusted equipment supplier ensures construction firms are primed to get the job done in a safe, efficient and cost-saving manner. The ability to meet the unique and specific requirements of any construction boom in a timely and effective manner increases ROI and revenue.
GUEST AUTHOR BIO
Hermann Buchberger is the Founder and CEO of Active Crane Hire (ACH). He’s taken the company from start-up to Industry Leader offering the largest fleet of construction cranes in Australia. ACH launched a new type of crane previously unheard of in the Australian market: electric tower cranes. The company’s infrastructure and associated services now comprise a fleet of trucks and trailers, a crane-rigging team, mobile crane technicians, a fleet of service vehicles, and an extensive range of crane spare parts.