Construction procedures involving load handling systems often result in considerable savings as compared to conventional building methods using traditional scaffolds for casting concrete or installing steel structural elements in place.

The application of load handling systems requires full consideration at the structural design stage, well in advance of detailing or construction planning. Selecting or designing the necessary temporary works and choosing the related equipment must be performed as early as possible.

SRG have extensive experience in the field of load handling and can provide all required services for design as well as supply and operation of equipment.

Typical applications of load handling that we provide include:

  • Lifting, lowering and shifting of heavy loads
    Precast beams, entire bridges, roofs, floors and other structural elements built on site or at the factory are lifted in place by means of bars, strands or wire cables and hydraulic jacks.
  • Rotating bridges
    Structures built with formwork in a convenient position can be rotated after completion into the final position.
  • Working platforms
    Typical for large containments, prestressing tendons and equipment are placed on mobile platforms for installation and prestressing operations in any given position.
  • Installation of large tendons
    In the case of long and heavy tendons, special equipment is required for handling and installation
  • Cable-stayed false work
    The truss for building the structure is supported by stay cables replacing expensive temporary supports. Lifting equipment for handling heavy loads is attached to the auxiliary tower required for anchoring the stay and backstay cables.