What's a good Crane hire company in Canberra?
Hi all I'm in the construction business and looking for a good reliable Crane hire company in Canberra. Any one know of a Company or used any of them? Thanks in advance
Question answered by Capital
We are in the Crane Hire industry and if you need any help please don't hesitate to contact us. What crane are you looking at hiring? May be able to help more if you can specify that.
Terms can be implied in the following circumstances about the custom and trade usage problem?
I would like to ask anyone why the terms can be implied in thefollowing circumstances about the custom and trade usage?
Furthermore, I would like to know that the British Crane Hire Corp Ltd V Ipswich Plant Hire Ltd case in 1974, could anyone give me in this case, thank you very much.
Question answered by coragryph
The basic idea is that if the contract is not specific about certain terms -- either the contract is considered defective and void -- or the court will allow the parties to fill in terms.
And for contracts between merchants -- industry custom and standard trade usage is how most things happen -- so it keeps contracts flowing smoothly to allow those assumptions.
How much does it cost for a crane to come to a worksite and put a roof on a house being built?
The crane will only be needed once. Is it possible to hire them?
How much in general would a company charge to bring one in?
Question answered by Rebel1
Costs would include the distance the crane travelled and also the size of the crane needed and it could start at $350 per hour up to $1000 although I'm sure those prices would include the drivers costs also.A quick look in your local yellow pages for crane hire firms and a few phone calls would give you a better idea.
With what contractors do I have the best chance of getting hired for an operators union apprenticeship?
I live in Southeast Wisconsin (Oshkosh, Appleton, Green Bay area) and have a current letter of eligibilty from Local 139 operators union. This means that as soon as a contractor hires me on, I'm officially an operators apprentice and am identured into the apprenticeship program. I received a list of contractors with my letter of eligibility to solicit work, but with no luck, yet. I've applied with a lot of contractors leaving my resume, copy of letter of eligibility and cover letter. The most common response to my inquiry of work is that they are not accepting apprenticeships for operators (they are full). I was wondering if anyone knew of a good company within reasonable travel distance (no more than an hour) from my home that is currently accepting apprenticeships for union operators. Any help, advice, or references would be greatly appreciated. I'd also like to add that I grew up operating heavy equipment, my father was an operating engineer, so I have experience.
Question answered by vivayvida
Be willing to move and travel. In Texas and Louisiana they are hurting for operators (chemical plant, crane, and pipeline ---pipeline is the best paid and uses the most varieties of heavy equipment and welding operators) and there are no unions, only safety courses to pass and you may have to work as a helper or spotter first. What type of operator are you trying for?
I am not familiar with your area, but if you were willing to move .... you may even be paid a per diem, which is not taxed at all. some are getting as high as $100 and more per day per diems. Just look in the want ads of the major newspapers of each area. They have contact numbers.
How would you hoist an Air conditioner onto your 3rd story roof **WITHOUT USING A CRANE??**?
I need to remove an A/C unit from the roof of my 3rd floor, 1-bedroom condo AND install a new one. It cannot be taken up thru the tiny opening in the 3rd floor roof hatch. A crane is too expensive. The irony here is I don't even USE A/C typically but I need to have it done in order to sell the unit.
The condo board has created a monopoly for one A/C company & i refuse to give them the business.
Question answered by Bare B
Good grief, swallow your pride and hire the crane. You are selling the unit, and air IS a big selling point. Why would you want to endanger anyone trying to haul a heavy object up three floors.
Install the air conditioner the safe and correct way, sell your unit, and laugh at those who are still there on your way to the bank.
What's the best video format for stills and editing on a MacBookPro?
I'm hiring a videographer to video my wedding and I want to edit it myself and maybe take some stills off of the data. To make sure I get what I want and don't get taken advantage of; what format do I need the video in so it'll work with my system and what quality of film should they shoot the wedding in? I'm going to for a mock-umentary style, 6 hours of filming, possibly 2 cameras. Also, anybody have an idea what program I should use to do this? Is iMovie worth anything?
Question answered by Mmm J
1) Video is video. There is no film involved.
2) Any format will do. If the videographer is half decent, you are talking about a full day for about $800-$1,200 then add more for the second camera (and camera operator). If other "fancy" items are needed (Steadycam or similar vest stabilizing system, camera crane, lighting, etc. expect to spend more).
3) If the videographer captures using low compression, miniDV tape, that means importing real time. 6 hours of captured video = 6 hours of importing x 2 cameras = 12 hours of importing. In high definition (HDV format), decompressed and ready to edit, 1 hour of HDV imported decompressed video is about 44 gig x 6 hours x 2 cameras = 528 gigabytes of video. Add more $ for the importing time (in this case, 12 hours). If you are planning to do the editing, are you planning to supply the external hard drive to store this video? If not, what are you expecting the video to be stored on?
If the videographer is planning to capture AVCHD compressed video to flash memory, and hand you the memory cards, when you decompress the MTS files for editing, the same 44 gig per hour of imported/decompressed video applies. So you'll want an external drive, anyway. Be sure the external drive has platters that spin at 7200 rpm or 10,000 rpm. Less expensive drives (commonly used in laptops for power savings) spin at 5400 rpm and can be a problem when editing high definition video.
If you expect the videographer to give you the flash memory cards or the tape at the end of the shoot, be sure to get this in writing. This is not a common practice.
4) Since no film is used, there is no "quality of film" issue. The "Class" rating on the memory cards will be a requirement of the camera or camcorder used. Usually a Class 4 or faster is required - many use Class 10 cards. The Class rating is for the speed of the video data being written to the card. Either it works (higher Class = faster write speed) or it does not (counterfeit cards are marked with a higher class rating than they are) and will not be able to keep up with the speed to write the high definition video. But the *quality* of the captured video will be fine.
Digital tape - miniDV can capture up to 1080i video assuming an HDV camcorder is used. A single 60 minute tape can hold up to 63 minutes of HDV format, 1080i, high definition video. If the tape is new (never been used), then there is no "quality issue" that impacts video quality. I use Sony Premium miniDV tapes. They come in 8-packs from Fry's Electronics for about $28. Special "HD tape" is not needed. If the expectation is for the videographer to hand you the digital tape at the end of the shoot, then you will need a miniDV tape based HDV camcorder that can deal with the video for importing - over firewire connection between the camcorder's DV port and the Mac's firewire port. If the videographer uses an external flash memory or hard drive storage device for HDV format video storage, expect to pay more.
You did not mention what mics you require (shotgun mics, handheld dynamic mics, clip-on wireless lavaliere mics - there are many to choose from). You did not mention if an external audio record will be available/used or if only camcorder captured audio will be available. Synchronizing the audio is not dfficult if captured properly, but you will probably want a video editor that can deal with multiple audio tracks (like Final Cut or Adobe Premiere).
You did not mention which MacBook Pro you are using. If your plan is merely for cuts and cross fades between sequences and adding basic titles, the iMovie is fine - it is not designed to be used for multi-camera editing, but it is possible to do (very challenging). Final Cut (and Premiere) is much more multi-camera friendly as it supports multiple, simultaneous, video and audio tracks. There is a learning curve to all of these.
You did not tell us which version iMovie. This is important when dealing with AVCHD-compressed files. And some Macs do not have a firewire port (older MacBook Pros do) required for miniDV tape camcorders - and USB won't work (neither do USB-to-firewire adapters), but if your Mac has a ThunderBolt port (newer MacBook Pros do), then using a Thunderbolt to firewire adapter works great. If the videographer uses flash memory cards and hands them to you - and you need to convert the AVCHD compressed MTS files for the video editor to deal with them, then MPEG StreamClip from www.squared5.com works well...
If your videographer plans to use a dSLR to capture video, you need to know that dSLRs usually overheat and shut down after about 15 minutes of video capture (and take longer to cool down and return to use), so just a heads up.
Congratulations on your nuptials!
Where can i hire a smart shiny suit?
I have a fashion sow coming up and i would like to wear a shiny suit but don't know where to hire one. I have looked online and the only ones i have found are from the TuxnTails.co.uk Carlo Pignatelli Collection. They don't do online hire and their stores are too far away (I'm in Swansea, UK) Anyone have any suggestions? I've checked Moss but cant find anything there. Any help will be greatly appreciated. :) Thanks, Lloyd.
Question answered by Nick
Welsh Tartan. It's where i got my prom suit from. Its on princess way right next to Papa Sancho's and close to the old Barons which is being turned into flats and its got a crane right above it right now so its hard to miss.
Are women able to carry their own weight in the workplace?
If women are so capable, why do they need to rely on quotas? Are they taking advantage? Why do they need laws that require employers, under duress, to hire them? Why is it okay to lower standards so women can meet them?
666, please, no ad hominem
Hotel, ahem, this is a women's forum...I am asking why feminists feel quotas are necessary.
Question answered by Mo Fayed
You are joking. Some of the women in my workplace, you would need a crane or something. There is one you would need at least four or five guys just to pick her up.
How to join a heavy equipment operating union?
I was speaking with my two nephews and they're interested in operating heavy duty machinery, such as the kind they use to dig and fill pot holes, tractor trailers, and cranes (I'm assuming?). However I usually have the answer to almost everything, but on this one I'm stuck. I really want to help them in anyway possible. Any information would be helpful. Thanks.
Question answered by Jenny Jackson
I joined the Navy at 18 as a Seabee. Let the government pay for my training and pay me at the same time. Left the Navy after 7 years and got a union job with Union Pacific as a track foreman. Driving dozers and graders all day. It's a union job with great pay and benefits. When your young you don't think about benefits. IDK how old they are or if they have experience but most union jobs require experience. The only reason I got this job was because the guy who hired me was a Seabee.
How much does a wedding typically cost?
Im marrying my 3 year girlfriend. She is a little overweight, we will be using a transport truck to arrive and a crane so she can make it. The isles of the wedding are an extra 6 feet so she can squeeze through on a forklift. How much will all this cost? the theme of the wedding is germany 1940, shes my trophy winch and im her british love child. By the way im 4'5 in height and weigh 102 pounds.
Question answered by blondie05
First off let me say - congratulations. Sounds like you've got quite a winner. Your wedding theme sounds superb. The typical wedding cost now a days is $26,000. Now, with your truck, crane and forklift that may cost anywhere from 4000 - 12000 including gas and whether or not you will be hiring people to operate these vehicles. What you forgot to mention is the reception... have you put in consideration how much food may be consumed? I believe your soon to be wife may have a taste for everything tasty so you may want to forgo the flowers/dress (a bedsheet will do) /photographer and focus your budget on primarily what she will be consuming on this magnificent night. I'm thinking 14200lbs of beef/fish/chicken and 22000lbs of desserts. What you could do is instead of a sweetheart table you guys can have the tables of food surrounding you like stadium seating. This way you won't need to reach far to grab your next plate of food.