Bigge Performs Tilt Up in Fairfield, CA
Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. recently performed a tilt-up in Fairfield, CA. A tilt-up occurs when a building’s walls are poured directly into tilt-up panels at the jobsite. Once cured, the panels are raised into position around the building’s perimeter. Due to weight of the panels and site requirements, Bigge utilized a Liebherr LR1300 crawler crane to lift and set 29 pre-cast concrete walls for a new office building. The heaviest lift for the job was 174,000 lbs.
Difficulties for the project included tight working spaces, and the Liebherr LR1300 having to be built, then walked onto a crane pad via crane mats to protect the concrete slab. Custom rigging was also required due to a one-off requirement/arrangement set by the embedded lifting eyes on the panels. Bigge placed all 29 walls safely and effectively.