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KEY PROJECT: CRANE HIRE

Raising the roof: Assembling the Kowhai Park roof structure

Each roof section measured 8 metres wide by 61 metres long and weighed around 20 tons. What could possibly go wrong?

As it turns out, even though it took three cranes to do it, lifting these giant components into place went without a hitch.

 

And that’s testament to the skill and experience of our crane hire team, including crane operators Alex, Andy and Deano.

 

The timber roof modules were put together on the ground with assistance from our Tadano GT550 crane. Once these had been assembled, our LTM1090 and LTM1055 cranes were deployed. 

 

The three cranes worked together to lift each module in one piece onto the pre-stood timber columns. The infill bays were then finished by the GT550 and the process repeated five times until the entire 61 x 83 metre roof was completed.

 

Lattey’s precast division also manufactured and installed the 8-metre high, 250mm thick, precast concrete panels to form the boundary wall. 22 of these panels required 300 tons of concrete.

Find out more about our hire plant and equipment here.

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