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Integrated Technical Services | Safety and integrity of facilities

Lifting equipment

The GCM Consultants Civil-Structure group is experienced in heavy industry and offers a comprehensive service for the certification of lifting equipment’s existing structures.

TECHNICAL SERVICES IN LIFTING EQUIPMENT

  • Risk analysis and prevention measures
  • Inspection and validation of structural calculations for different types of lifting equipment:
    • Overhead bridge cranes
    • Monorails
    • Cranes
  • Modeling and verification of structures using specialized analysis software
  • Building Code and standards CSA-B167, CMAA70 et CMAA74 application
  • Evaluation of the main elements of the building structure
  • Qualitative evaluation of welds
  • Verification of connections
  • Bead condition evaluation
  • Identification of problems for structures presenting premature (excessive) deterioration and presentation of solutions
  • Establishment of the progress of the current degradation and the estimated remaining useful life
  • Recommendations for modifications to ensure the compliance of equipment
  • Cost estimation
  • Shop drawing verification
  • Corrective works to recover compliance
  • Field/plant technical assistance

TYPICAL DELIVERABLES

  • Inspection reports
  • Equipment structure certification reports, including recommendations
  • Sketches and drawings for modification or reinforcement works
  • Technical specifications for reinforcement works

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