High rise space beaters

25 April 2008

Two Liebherr 112 HC-L luffing jib cranes are at the heart of construction at the 41-storey Golden Sands Tower, a hotel apartment block project located on the busy Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

With site access and space at a premium Nashat Louis, project manager at main contractor Al Shafar General Contracting, said, “We have to operate in a small space with no ground yard. So, everything has to be brought in on a 'just-in-time' basis from the busy road.”

With occupied residential blocks situated very close on either side of the site, together with an up market hotel close-by, work on site is restricted to between 6 am to 6 pm. The cranes are used to handle all materials, from concrete for internal columns to steel and fixtures and fittings.

Scheduled for completion in 2007, there are just six storeys to go for the Golden Sands Tower to reach its design height.

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