Tilt-wall construction, in its most basic form, is a two-step process. First, slabs of concrete are cast horizontally on a concrete slab-on-ground. The slabs, referred to as panels, are then lifted (tilted) after the concrete has reached sufficient strength. The panels are set on prepared foundations, thus forming the desired wall line from a series of consecutive panels standing next to each other.
The Right Fit
United Crane & Rigging’s most recent tilt-wall project was a new distribution center in Sparrows Point, MD. The team chose to use our 300-ton Manitowoc MLC300 VPC crawler crane to lift the multiple 100,000 lb. panels into place. When ground conditions come into play, and maneuverability on the site is needed, nothing fits the bill like the MLC300.