There are now more cranes servicing high rise apartment construction down the east coast of Australia than in major cities across North America. The bi-annual crane count survey by Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) found there were a record 528 cranes working on apartment blocks in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in the September 2016 quarter. This compares to 419 cranes across major North American cities including New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto and up to Calgary. The crane count in Sydney has risen to 258 (from 239), while Melbourne is 109 (from 124) and Brisbane is 87 (from 91). This is an early indicator that the boom's peak is nearing in Melbourne and Brisbane. Activity in Sydney is spread out across large parts of city, while activity is centred on the CBD in Melbourne and Brisbane.