Early into the Camber project, the Salt Lake City Zwick Construction team recently installed their tower crane, the largest tower crane in our history. The crane is 144 feet from the hook to the jib and reaches a 230-foot radius.
As the Camber team knows, putting up a tower crane is an intensive process that begins months before construction starts. They began by coordinating with Morrow Equipment in selecting the correct size and type of crane. Following that selection, the team poured concrete in preparation for the crane to be delivered. This particular crane’s footings sit on 140 tons of concrete. The concrete was tested to ensure that it is at full strength.
When those preparations were complete, seven semi-trucks brought in the various parts of the crane, as well as two smaller cranes. The smaller cranes lifted the parts off the trucks, assembled the pieces together, and lifted them onto the footings. It was then welded together.
Even with several Morrow personnel and Zwick Construction personnel, the process took two days to complete.
This tower crane will be functional for 95% of the duration of the project, just over 17 months. It will assist in transporting materials throughout the project.