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Cranes and Ground Bearing Pressures

September 18, 2021 from 9:30am to 10:30am Central Standard Time

Hyatt Regency 4th Floor - Grand F-H

Barclay Gebel, FTCA

The average weight of the tilt up panel has increased greatly over recent years. It critically important to understand crane ground bearing pressure and ensure that the subgrade can support these loads at all times. This seminar will discuss factors affecting crane selection, the process for estimating ground bearing pressure, and the construction options for preparing your crane access roads for the job.


  • Identify the issues informing preliminary crane selection.
  • Understand the importance of, and construction options for, stable crane access roads.
  • Estimate ground bearing pressures for various crane types and configurations.
  • Understand the effects of water of crane access roads.

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