Now That’s A Crane!
by Brian Coll
Conshohocken has a new look today. Many residents woke up to this crane at 1st and Fayette. I’m sure some residents in the immediate area were woken up by this… If you heard anything this morning, tell us where you heard it. We imagine there will be more days in the near future where they are working strange hours. See the post below from the Borough of Conshohocken.
Below is taken from the Borough of Conshohocken website:
Intech Construction will be erecting a tower crane at the SORA West Project, located at W. 1st Avenue and Fayette Street. Work is scheduled to take place during the following times:
A full notice from Intech Construction has been delivered to surrounding resident homes and can be viewed below. Please contact the Borough of Conshohocken at 610-828-1092 for questions.
We wanted to inform you that we are in the process of scheduling our construction site tower crane erection for the Sora West Project. As you may know, the new Sora West Building is 12 stories. Due to the height of this building, a stationary tower crane is required for the structural steel erection. While tower cranes are as safe as mobile cranes the process of constructing the crane is significant. It requires extensive coordination and scheduling. As with all our construction projects, safety is priority #1. In order to minimize the risk to the trades and traffic disruption, we have scheduled the erection during a nonworking period.
Normally tower crane erection can be expected to takes two long days, with wrap up work taking place on the 3rd day. The Borough of Conshohocken has approved our request to erect the tower crane on the following dates, during the listed times:
Saturday 8/17 5:30am to 9pm
Sunday 8/18 7am to 8pm
Other Construction activity onsite near the tower crane will need to stop. There will be a significant amount of equipment and trucks on-site during this period. There could be as many as 15 tractor-trailers loaded with crane parts, two mobile cranes as well as equipment trucks. Of course, all of this equipment requires a lot of space (on site) and scheduling and coordination are critical. We will need to stage trucks in the order that they are needed. Trucks will be required to back in and out of the job site. As a result, we have requested the assistance of the local Police force during this time.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. This is an effort to keep you informed and minimize any confusion around this activity.
100 W Elm Street
Conshohocken Pa. 19428