Rigging Points Of Attachment – A Critical Element of Heavy Lift

Review of rigging attachments to the equipment being lifted have prevented lift failures.  When planning major crane lifts we are very careful about confirming the crane foundation, rigging stability/capacity, and crane capacity. Are we taking enough time to analyze the points of attachment for the rigging? Becht Engineering Heavy Lift Division says “NO”. Our experience […]

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Crane Mats of the Future – Timber, Composite or Steel

Where will crane mats be in 10 years, 20 years, 50 years? It takes approximately 90 years to grow a 12-inch by 12-inch oak timber twenty feet long. High quality hardwood timbers are becoming harder to find. This is widely known but rarely discussed. The shortage of wood timbers is a national problem. Timber Mats […]

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Elements of a Super Heavy Lift Execution Manual

Making A Super Heavy Lift?  Here’s What You Need To Know If you are making a single super lift or a series of super lifts there will be a tremendous number of documents created during the planning stages.  In addition to the original documents there will be numerous revisions as the fine tuning of the […]

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Crane Operator Certification – OSHA Rule 1926.1427

I have been receiving many inquiries recently from individuals and companies concerned about the status of OSHA Rule 1926.1427 – All wondering if they are in compliance. Bottom Line – There is currently a nationwide controversy regarding OSHA regulation on crane operators. Background OSHA enacted a new crane rule in 2010.  The part 1926.1427 (Crane Operators) […]

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Lift Director – Are You In Compliance With The Current Standards?

 Are You In Compliance??? In construction today, it seems like the rules and regulations are changing everyday. There is good reason for this. As an industry we are getting smarter about addressing safety in the work place. Recently, I searched the OSHA website looking for information regarding the requirements for a “Lift Director.” Upon entering […]

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