As we all know, the work HAS to get done. But sometimes factors—such as the slope of a street—can bring an unforeseen challenge, as Donley's Concrete Group recently found out on one of our projects.
During a glass curtain wall install, the JLG aerial lift (1200 series) shut off during use due to the slope of the street. To solve the challenge and continue working, the contractor installed 2x4 cribbing to level the machine. This prompted Donley's safety team to ask the question, “Are we allowed to utilize cribbing under aerial lifts?” After placing a call to JLG, we got back the following answer, “Maybe.”
According to JLG, cribbing can be utilized under certain aerial lifts; however, it’s very limited. The 1200 series shown here is not one of those machines. In this case, this challenge was easily mitigated by moving the lift to a level portion of the road, which eliminated the need for cribbing.
You can learn more about cribbing of the aerial lift you are using by logging onto JLG’s website and reading the appropriate manual. Have a comment to share about cribbing? We'd love to have you join the discussion.
The Virginia Chapter of the Construction Owners Association of America (COAA) will hold its 2014 Spring Workshop on Thursday, April 3, at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. The workshop will feature the following presentations:
- Performance Based Design of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems
- Why Buildings Leak
There will also be an optional guided tour of the university's recently expanded North Grounds Recreation Center. Donley's was the construction manager for the expansion project which included a 30,000 sq. ft. aquatics facility. Senior Project Manager Mike Castle and Senior Superintendent Scott Maulding will lead the tour.
Donley's is a proud sponsor of this event.
For more information or to register, please visit: http://www.coaa.org/Membership/Chapters/Virginia
The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), established in 1965, is the premiere organization for excellence in integrated higher education planning.
The 2014 SCUP Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference will be held at Drexel University in Philadelphia March 23-25. The theme for the conference is "Engagement for Value, Viability & Vitality" and the program will explore the topics of entrepreneurship, improving institutional effectiveness, engaging students, academic program realignment, and campus renewal.
Donley's is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the SCUP Mid-Atlantic Chapter, and our Regional Vice President of Business Development, Drew Holtzman, will be attending the event.
For more information or to register for the event, please visit: www.scup.org
Located in Kernersville, North Carolina, the 325,000 sq. ft., four-story outpatient healthcare center will treat an estimated 34,000 veterans annually in the Piedmont Triad metro area. Donley's Concrete Group is serving as concrete contractor and is responsible for the conventional foundations and slabs, as well as the structural steel construction with slab on composite decks. The construction manager on the project is Lend Lease. Want to learn more about this project? Click here.
Donley's is proud to have sponsored The Links, Incorporated, Western Reserve Chapter 5th Masked Mardi Gras Benefit Gala, held March 8th at The Global Center for Health and Innovation.
The Links, Incorporated is a non-profit organization of women of color, linked in friendship and service. The Western Reserve Chapter dedicates their fund-raising efforts to find solutions for issues affecting our Cleveland community such as illiteracy, the arts, and other educational programs. To read more about The Links and their five Facets service program, check out their website at www.linksinc.org .