Omega Morgan lifts four-tonne awning in Oregon

An awning weighing just over four metric tonnes, measuring 22 metres in length and 5 metres in width, was lifted by an Omega Morgan crane, itself weighing approximately 180 metric tonnes, in Tigard, Oregon.

This project was undertaken by Omega Morgan’s Portland crane services team on behalf of a local construction company. They were remodelling their entryway to increase accessibility in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act.

Omega Morgan was brought on with a project timeframe of two to three months. The installation was facilitated by a crew composed of three crane services members, two individuals from Omega Morgan’s sales and operations team, and a customer group of six.

Because of the awning’s size and construction, it required it to be lifted completely flat before being tilted and held against the building and welded at a 7-degree angle. To achieve this, the awning’s frame was rigged at eight points and lifted into place, where it was held for nearly three hours, while the awning was being welded.

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Author: Emma Dailey

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