What did you lift today? Two classrooms
The Yelm School District recently ordered two new modular classrooms for Millpond Elementary School to accommodate a growing number of students and classrooms. The construction company had the units ready to go, however, moving a building requires some specific know-how and equipment.
Omega Morgan’s Seattle crane services crews have been tagged for the job of moving and placing the 4.5 metres wide, 19.5 metres long and 3.6 metres tall buildings, weighing nine tons each.
The units had to be pre-staged within picking radius, while still allowing for crane access. The crane crew needed to take good measurements on-site to make sure the crane could get into place after the pieces had been staged. After a few site visits, and building and modification of plans, Omega Morgan’s teams were ready to execute the placement of the units.
Omega Morgan deployed a crew including a crane operator, an oiler, one rigger along with four trucks to haul the counterweight, all to lift and guide the two units into place.
Using the 350-ton Grove crane, the crew inspected and prepped the modular units, rigged them, and guided them into their final locations at Millpond Elementary School. Once they were in place, the building company got to work to finalize the installation and make sure the units were safe and sound for students and staff.