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One of the main requirements of a construction project is making sure that the site is being fed with materials and equipment on time in order to progress efficiently.

There are two ways to move materials: the first is horizontal via routes within the site or ramps and the second is vertical through hoists and tower cranes.

At Southbank Place we are currently operating 14 tower cranes on a three acre site, which is considered a very large number of tower cranes for a single project.

We employ various methods to ensure the safe and smooth running of the cranes and the lifting operations they are undertaking.

One such method is an on-board computer, which can assess wind speed and direction, and the crane’s load and full co-ordinates at all times.

This provides the driver with live data to be able to make informed decisions in order to make the lift in a safe, controlled manner.

We also have a detailed weather forecast which is tailored for Southbank Place which predicts the wind speed at various heights above the ground so we can assess the risk of lifting certain objects.

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