The success of this project was the culmination of nearly 50 years of consistency in team experience, including our ability to manage labor demands, develop the hoisting and rigging strategy, determine assembly and shoring logistics needs and execute on critical schedule recovery and acceleration demands.
The initial contract for this project was for 13k tons of steel but ended with 27k tons. Working round the clock for 14 months, our team completed the job with no serious safety incidents clocking more than one million erection hours with a peak workforce of 450. Our experience, relationships and partnerships enabled us to respond to the growing demand for labor throughout the project while keeping safety as our top priority.
Through many hours of collaboration, our team identified the appropriate hoisting and rigging strategy for the job. Given that some trusses were 180’ long, 75’ high and weighing 600 tons, a single crane would essentially need to lift a five- story building. In addition to identifying the right cranes at the right time, the rigging was also custom designed to the needs of this job. Four hydraulic sling adjusters with a 250- ton capacity each were procured for specific truss installations where calculating center of gravity was especially challenging. The largest lift on this project was 1.6 million pounds, and there were 100 truss picks for the fixed roof alone, each averaging over 100 tons with approximately 20 total cranes.