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This is a load spread solution we developed for our client CMF, who were working for Main Contractor MACE.

The project involved lowering a dismantled compact spider crane from a suspended floor, at Finsbury Square, London. CMF’s temporary works signed off our proposal – which you can download on page 24 of our ALIMATS® drawings and specifications page.

Our works connected with this project involved creating an access track and load spread solution for a G70 Pick & Carry Crane operating on a newly constructed suspended floor. With this type of machine there are two load cases that need considering – Tracking and Operating – our solution included both of these.

We supplied 94 interlocking ALIMATS® modules made up of our 2.175m and 3.148m mat configurations and 37 sheets of Ethafoam. Projects like this can be complex which is why we’re happy to visit site so we can work together to calculate the loadings based on the machine spec – which is what we did with this one.

What CMF said about the project

‘Due to the complication of placing a wheeled 6.5 tonne crane onto 100mm composite concrete slab, a great deal of temporary works was needed. The initial thought for a solution was to spread the point loads with the use of bog mats and road plates, but this would have created its own issue with manual handling and the weight of the matting.

Brilliant Ideas gave us a much greater solution and resolution to the issue with ALIMATS®, a product versatile enough to complete the task. Also, the product can be manhandled without the use of another mechanical aid, which was a preferable option.

Dan Westgate at Brilliant Ideas drafted up a drawing whilst offering plenty of guidance. Despite an unforeseen change to the floor layout, which changed the effectiveness of the first design solution by Dan, he offered to come and do a site visit personally, after which a second design solution was given in quick and effective fashion. This rectified the fresh problem that had risen.

Brilliant Ideas service, support and follow-up was excellent. ALIMATS® is a great lightweight and durable product which our team could assemble and dissemble on their own. This powered access load spread solution got us over the line’.

Steve Hamilton, Appointed Person of Lifting Operations/Temporary Works Coordinator.

To view and download our specifications and drawings for cranes and powered access, please click here – or contact us to find out more.