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Tower Crane Base Design Webinar Recording

Panelists – Angus Holdsworth and David StevensDuration –

23:14 A review of the tower crane base design process and the associated design considerations of the different types of tower cranes. The types of tower crane are discussed during the webinar

  • A-Frame tower crane
  • Flat top cranes
  • Luffing tower crane
  • Self erecting tower crane

The discussion looks at the different types of foundations including piled, ballasted base and grillages. It also discusses the merits of sprung or pinned tower cranes bases and deflection tolerances. The final topic of conversation during the webinar is the interface of tower crane bases with permanent works and the roles and responsibilities around the loads.