Construction & Maintenance

Fluctuating levels of work are all too familiar in the construction industry due to seasonal challenges. Renting inspected, tested and / or certified lifting equipment from top manufacturers minimizes capital expenditure, cuts costs and ensures that you always have access to the most up-to-date equipment that is well maintained, ordered to your specifications and ready to use.

 

We serve many markets in the construction and maintenance industries to include:

Mechanical Contractors | General Contractors Steel Erectors | Demolition Contractors | Electrical Contractors | Elevator Contractors | Rental Companies | Machinery Movers | Ship Builders / Shipyards | HVAC Contractors | Boiler Contractors | Plumbing Contractors | Crane Rental Companies | Piping Contractors

 

Some of our most frequent projects in the construction and maintenance industries involve:

Hospitals, Schools and Universities, High Rise Office Buildings, Large Commercial Construction, Industrial Construction, and Airports.


Case Study – Bayonne Bridge Approaches Project

The Project

GCCOM Construction Company Inc. was charged with the task of dismantling the Bayonne Bridge Approaches with the help of rental equipment specialists, Lifting Gear Hire.

The Situation

For Project Manager, Jason Schreck, and his company, GCCOM Construction Company Inc., executing the highest of safety standards is crucial to completing their latest endeavor – the demolition of the Bayonne Bridge Approaches – on time and on budget.

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Case Study – Lifting and Replacing a Coal Transfer Conveyor Tube

The Project

Enerfab, Inc. was hired to complete the lifting and replacing of a conveyor tube for a coal transfer facility using rented Modulift® spreader beams from Lifting Gear Hire.

The Situation

In March of 2015, a 135-foot long conveyor belt at a utility coal transfer facility along the Mississippi River caught fire. The fire buckled the tubular conveyor structure causing it to become unstable. A neighboring 130-foot steel transfer house, which was used to transfer coal from one conveyor belt to another had also caught fire and burned down. With the facility running at less than 50% capacity, Enerfab, Inc. was hired to remove the damaged conveyor tube and install a new one in May, a few months later.

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Case Study – Lifting a Jet onto the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

The Project

R. Baker & Son was hired to lift a T-38 Supersonic Jet onto flight deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum using rented MODULIFT® MOD24 spreader beams and Lift-All polyester round slings from Lifting Gear Hire.

The Challenge

The challenges involved were many. With a one-day turnaround, TJ and his workers had a delicate job to do in a short amount of time. The most challenging aspect came in the form of not damaging the plane in any way, shape, or form and to keep it level throughout the lift.

Powerhouse Duct Conversion

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The Project

Hayes Mechanical installed new ductwork to reverse the flow of gases going through an existing electrostatic precipitator utilizing air chain hoists, trolleys, MODULIFT® modular spreader beams and rigging supplied by Lifting Gear Hire.

The Challenge

Right from the start of the project, a few challenges presented themselves. The main issue being the existing precipitator structure which was directly over the ductwork that required the work. This prohibited the use of a heavy lift crane.

Heating Up Greektown Casino

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The Project
Dee Cramer, a sheetmetal and HVAC contractor in Holly, Michigan, was approached by the owners of Greektown Casino to place a steam boiler on top of their casino to provide adequate heating for their facility. The Detroit Field Superintendent, Chris Dufour, had 12 to 16 weeks to obtain his equipment, create a lifting plan, build the materials needed to place and secure the boiler above the casino, acquire safety engineering on the weights, ensure their welds were engineer-approved, truck the material down to the site, and lift it into place with a 500 ton crane. As challenging as that already sounds, it only began the long list of struggles the company faced in completing the job.

The Lifting Challenge

Greektown Casino was a new customer for Dee Cramer, located right in the heart of Detroit. So, as with any major city, the biggest struggle came in the form of traffic.

Rehabilitating the Congress Parkway

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The Project
Walsh Construction lifts and lowers 112’ bridge leafs on the Congress Parkway Bascule Bridge with rented air-powered winches, sheave blocks, and telemetry crane scales from Lifting Gear Hire (LGH).

The Lifting Challenge
Rehabilitating and reconstructing a 60 year old bridge can sound pretty daunting, especially if it hasn’t experienced significant repairs since its creation. And that’s exactly what Walsh Construction had to do for the Congress Parkway Bascule Bridge in Chicago, IL.

Relocating the Watch Box – W.F. Magann Corporation

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The Project

W.F. Magann Corporation rented a Modulift modular spreader beam from Lifting Gear Hire and was able to fulfill their contractual obligations to delicately relocate the historical structure known as the Watch Box.

The Situation

W.F. Magann Corporation was subcontracted by Summit Construction to assist in relocating the Watch Box, a historic structure at NSF Indian Head (a naval research facility in Maryland) that once guarded the Washington Navy Yard during the Civil War.

A historic structure that Abraham Lincoln would often visit, the Watch Box played a vital role in keeping the Navy Yard secure and it remains to this day as the only surviving example from that period of time. Considering it’s the 150th anniversary of the end of the civil war, the Navy decided to restore the structure and return it the Navy Yard where it originally belonged.

To complete the job, Ayers House Movers, another subcontracted construction company, needed to lift the structure from its foundation, and move it onto the waterfront where W.F. Magann Corporation would place in on their barge and float it up the river to the Washington Navy Shipyard in Washington D.C and set it back on land for Ayers to move it inside the shipyard.

The Transfer Girder Move – Danny’s Construction

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The Project

Danny’s Construction rented multiple air skates and a receiving tank from Lifting Gear Hire to move beams inside the Minnesota Timberwolves practice facility.

The Situation

The new practice facility inside the existing Block E building of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx in Minneapolis required renovations to its structural foundations. So when the time came for building maintenance, they called upon Danny’s Construction to give the facility a little tender love and repair. Danny’s Construction had to remove some structural steel to install a new truss. To do this, they needed to put two W40x397 60 ft long transfer girders at each end of the building to transfer the weight from the area they were going to demolish. Sounds challenging enough already, right?

The Lifting Challenge

Despite everything else required to complete the job, other issues began to arise.

BMWC Constructors Sets a Cooling Tower in a Working Refinery

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The Project

BMWC Constructors, Inc. (BMWC) was challenged to perform the setting of (2) 15’ x 52’ cooling tower unit sections within an active, working refinery. While being responsible for the coordination of a 550-ton crane, submitting an engineer lift plan for approval, as well as the site prep work needed to meet the project soil compaction requirements, BMWC was also responsible for the removal of the HVAC/scrubber units. BMWC ironworkers, carpenters, laborers and operators worked together to complete the project, while turning to Lifting Gear Hire for expertise in developing a lift plan and for supplying the appropriately sized, tested and certified lift equipment.

The Lifting Challenge

This project was a critical lift inside of an active refinery. The work had to be complete while the refinery day-to-day operations were still in effect without disruption and within a tight schedule.

Clausen Structures – Peoria Park District Pedestrian Bridge

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The Project

Clausen Structures was challenged to perform the setting of (2) 210’ x 14’ 8” pedestrian bridge spans, each weighing about 160,000 lbs, in Peoria, IL over Knoxville Avenue. The bridge’s final landing place was between two sets of power lines. This was a two crane pick with one 500 ton crane and one 300 ton crane.

The Lifting Challenge

This project created the challenge of placing these two spans between power lines, over a highway, within a 40 minute time window in the cold, snowy Midwest winter.