When planning a construction project, there are a number of decisions that have to be made. One of the biggest decisions is how you will handle crane operation. Assuming that you need a crane, a decision must be made as to whether to buy a crane or hire a crane company to operate the crane. If cranes are going to be a primary part of your business, it may be worth the investment. However, if your use of cranes will be limited than it may be better to hire a crane company.
In the first part of this series, we listed several benefits of working with a crane company, including their experience operating cranes and their ability to maintain a safe environment. Here are a few more benefits to consider:
Cranes are enormous and need to be stored when not in use. This is an additional layer of cost to consider when purchasing a crane. Crane companies store cranes when they are not in use and will transport them to you when needed. They will also assemble them.
Crane companies tend to have newer equipment available to consumers and do a good job of maintaining them. This can ensure that you are always receiving a quality product when working with a crane company.
Understanding of Permitting Requirements and New Legislation
Crane companies are in the business of understanding all items involving cranes. There are specific permitting issues involving the use of cranes. Crane companies understand that and will handle it for you. They also stay current with all legislation involving cranes. If you have other questions about how new legislation may affect your company, a Fort Lauderdale construction lawyer can help as well.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.