A construction crane is one of the most important pieces of equipment used on a large project, as mentioned in the video. Cranes are used to build high-rises and large construction projects such as the ones found in big cities. Many people often wonder how cranes build themselves as a project ascends in height and progresses upwards. Please keep reading to find out how this process works and why safety is a prime concern.
Raising Cranes the Right Height
When a tower crane progresses from level to level, the term used to describe the process is called climbing. This involves removing pieces from the crane and then adding them higher up to attach them to the climbing frame, which is located above the already assembled crane.
The climbing frame is what supports the slewing unit and the jib. These pieces allow the crane to move around in circles and lift items, such as construction materials, into the air. After those sections are added to the climbing frame, the counterweights are attached to the jib. They’re the part of the crane that keeps it stable and prevents it from toppling over. That’s very important because cranes are exposed to high winds and rough weather regularly. The last part of the crane that’s attached is the operator’s cabin. This part shelters the operator and is where they control the crane.
A Careful Process
When cranes are built in sections on large construction projects, it’s important to use caution with each step. The goal is to make the workspace safe and protect any people in the area from accidents and potential danger associated with the assembly process.