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101040110314001031200 CRANESLawrence K. Shapiro, P.E.
CRANE AND RIGGING BASICS From the time humankind coalesced into civilizations there has been a need to lift heavy objects. Ancient constructors relied on inclined planes. Greek builders may perhaps have been the first to advance to the use of devices that would be recognized today as cranes and rigging. Crane-like equipment was used in the Roman Empire and in medieval Europe. From the Industrial Age to the present, crane technology has tracked the general progression of technology, utilizing materials…
Robert T. Ratay, Ph.D., P.E.: Temporary Structures in Construction, Third Edition. CRANES, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2012), AccessEngineering Export