Jul 19, 2014  CEE

Heavy concrete components for Florida University

Crane Rental Corporation, member to the Cargo Equipment Experts CEE network in the USA, and Solar Erectors recently completed work on a six-level parking garage on the campus of Florida International University (FIU).

The 2,400-space garage is the sixth on FIU’s main campus, serving their 54,000 currently enrolled students. The building also contains mixed-use commercial and classroom space, and is identical to FIU’s parking garage #5, also built by Solar Erectors.

Crane Rental Corporation provided three crawler cranes to lift more than 2,600 concrete components into place to complete the garage’s construction. The components were manufactured offsite and shipped to the jobsite. Two 300-ton capacity Manitowoc 2250 crawler cranes worked with 100 feet of main boom and 100 feet of luffing jib, and one 200-ton capacity Link-Belt HC-248H5 crawler crane worked with 200 feet of main boom. The heaviest component lifted was 74,000-pound shear wall.

The project took fifteen weeks to erect. “We are proud to be part of improving service to students at FIU and we value our relationship with Solar Erectors/Coreslab Structures,” said Shannon Duvic, manager of sales and marketing at Crane Rental Corporation.


Source: Cargo Equipment Experts, CEE

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