After dip in 2020, North American crane count increases

After a decrease in the number of construction cranes in use across major cities in the U.S. and Canada, Rider Levett Bucknall’s Crane Index has found an increase in cranes to start 2021. The increase in the number of cranes is a good sign, according to RLB. “The crane count appears to have rebounded from its previous dip, exceeding its count from this time last year,” the report says. Commercial projects contributed to an overall increase of 24% in active cranes, making up 12% of the overall count. The number of tower cranes installed at residential and mixed-use projects increased to 69% of the overall count. Mixed-use had the second highest number of cranes dedicated to a sector, making up 20% of the overall count. Residential projects account for 49% of all cranes counted.

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