Lifting and handling heavy structures are complex operations. We deliver tailored solutions adapted to each project configuration, from early design to final operation.
Whether occurring during a design-build project or as a primary step to perform repair or maintenance activities, lifting or handling heavy structures remains challenging. It demands control over the stresses induced in the structure throughout the whole process. Conducting such operations requires engineering expertise, reliable equipment, careful operating, and precise placement. Relying on skilled and experienced teams and thorough risk management to ensure worker safety, structure preservation, and worksite surroundings protection is essential, especially when these operations are carried out in dense urban areas.
From cable-stayed bridge rotation to stadium roof lifting, from underpass bridge sliding to hauling-up of water tower tanks, through to jacking-up operations, we will offer you the most appropriate solutions, especially when other conventional installation methods are impractical, risky or too costly.
Heavy handling includes:
- heavy lifting, which consists in moving a structure or a load vertically,
- sliding, which involves the horizontal shift of a structure or a load,
- rotation sometimes, when the operation also entails a change in orientation of the structure.
Complex projects may often necessitate to combine several operations, especially when adjusting the structure in its final position. This is where our expertise, specialist teams and capability to drive and manage the project in all aspects will make the difference.
Why choose Freyssinet for your project
01. Over 40 years’ experience
02. Time-saving operation
03. Reduced site interferences
04. Extensive service offering
05. Reduce traffic disruption
06. Documented risk management
07. Exclusive technologies
08. High safety standards
From design to execution
From concept design to engineering studies
From the early stages of the proposal, Freyssinet and Hebetec Engineering will include a primary concept design for the structure’s heavy lifting and / or handling. In a second stage, our teams develop the preliminary and detailed design of the operation, based on our clients’ input.
We will ultimately define the optimal solution that meets your specifications in terms of safety, structural integrity, efficiency, phasing of works, budget, and lead times.
Supply and installation of hydraulic equipment
Combining our expertise with the know-how of our sister company Hebetec Engineering, we propose a range of lifting and handling equipment whose precision and real-time control capabilities enable a strict management of the entire operation. Our specialist teams will provide the most appropriate equipment to meet your needs.
Credit: Courtesy picture by ©Sam Burbank CEC
Supply and installation of temporary structures
Most lifting or jacking operations require the additional use of temporary structures. Together with Hebetec Engineering, our expert teams offer a guaranteed turnkey service including the design, supply, and installation of Megasteel® and Mega-tube structures, and performance of structural checking and loading controls.
Combining Freyssinet & Hebetec Engineering experience, our specialist teams can conduct the lifting or handling operations safely while ensuring regular checking on permanent structures at all works stages.
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