Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

Versatile beams lift Mortenson project

Equipment supplied by Modulift was used to complete the construction of the citizenM Hotel in South Lake Union, Seattle, USA.

Modulift spreader beams, combined with other rigging equipment in 19 different configurations, completed over 200 lifts for the project, which was undertaken by construction company Mortenson.

The seven-storey building comprises six floors of modular units, each one requiring 19 unique lifts, with different beam and sling lengths required for each lift.

Jack McCaskill, project engineer from the Seattle operating group at Mortenson, explained that multitude rigging configurations were required as the modules varied in size; the largest measured 3.04 m wide by 15.54 m long and weighed 20.5 tonnes. Some of the modules had six lifting points while others had eight, as well as offset centres of gravity. The heights of lifts also increased as the hotel took shape, with the final storey reaching 21.3 m above street level.

MOD 24, MOD 34, MOD 50, and MOD 70 spreader beams were all utilised during the project. Chain slings with shorteners were used so that the lengths could be adjusted to accommodate the aforementioned offset centres of gravity.

www.mortenson.com

www.modulift.com

Heavy Lift | News

Gantry on the move thumbnail image

Gantry on the move

June 13 - Collett & Sons loaded a 100-tonne gantry onto double bogie trailers ahead of a 250 mile (402.3 km) journey from the heavy haulier's depot in Goole to Gatwick, UK.
Views: 550
Pipeline shipment for Dimerco thumbnail image

Pipeline shipment for Dimerco

June 13 - Dimerco has delivered 33 tons (30 tonnes) of valves for an aviation fuel pipeline that will connect with the under-construction Beijing Daxing International Airport.
Views: 493
Heavy Lift Awards shortlist announced thumbnail image

Heavy Lift Awards shortlist announced

June 12 - After a rigorous judging process by our panel of industry experts, the shortlist has been revealed for the Heavy Lift Awards 2019.
Views: 960

Heavy Lift Across The World

Discover heavy lift and project logistics industry news from around the world by region.