Event Title

Vacuum Hoisting Vs. Traditional Hoisting

Location

CSU Ballroom

Start Date

20-4-2015 10:00 AM

End Date

20-4-2015 11:30 AM

Student's Major

Construction Management

Student's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Mentor's Name

Mohamed Diab

Mentor's Email Address

mohamed.diab@mnsu.edu

Mentor's Department

Construction Management

Mentor's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Description

The goal of this Undergraduate Research Project is to compare all of the factors that a project manager would, when comparing which type of hoisting will be done with all precast concrete on any given project. This is a very important topic in the construction industry because hoisting is involved in almost every type of project. Most people wouldn’t consider this an important topic, but time, money, and any safety concerns that are involved in hoisting precast concrete units to their desired location can ultimately impact the total cost, duration of the project, any safety protocols that need to be met before breaking ground, as well as if your company is awarded the project. My goal is to analyze all of the factors that are needed when deciding whether a company should or should not use vacuum hoisting or the traditional hoisting method. The results between vacuum hoisting and conventional hoisting proved that vacuum hoisting has indeed reduced production costs, have higher production speed on a job site, reduces ware on hoisting equipment, uses less man power, and lower power and energy consumption, which will lead to saving money from the engineering department through the field erection process. Compared to the conventional method that requires equipment like lifting pins and anchors, chains and slings, shackles and cable hooks. It is very apparent that after the initial investment in a vacuum hoist will save your company time and most importantly, money.

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Vacuum Hoisting Vs. Traditional Hoisting

CSU Ballroom

The goal of this Undergraduate Research Project is to compare all of the factors that a project manager would, when comparing which type of hoisting will be done with all precast concrete on any given project. This is a very important topic in the construction industry because hoisting is involved in almost every type of project. Most people wouldn’t consider this an important topic, but time, money, and any safety concerns that are involved in hoisting precast concrete units to their desired location can ultimately impact the total cost, duration of the project, any safety protocols that need to be met before breaking ground, as well as if your company is awarded the project. My goal is to analyze all of the factors that are needed when deciding whether a company should or should not use vacuum hoisting or the traditional hoisting method. The results between vacuum hoisting and conventional hoisting proved that vacuum hoisting has indeed reduced production costs, have higher production speed on a job site, reduces ware on hoisting equipment, uses less man power, and lower power and energy consumption, which will lead to saving money from the engineering department through the field erection process. Compared to the conventional method that requires equipment like lifting pins and anchors, chains and slings, shackles and cable hooks. It is very apparent that after the initial investment in a vacuum hoist will save your company time and most importantly, money.

Recommended Citation

Besonen, James. "Vacuum Hoisting Vs. Traditional Hoisting." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 20, 2015.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2015/poster_session_A/47