US stadium upgrade30 July 2012
Miron Construction is using its Manitowoc 14000 and Manitowoc 11000 crawler cranes to increase seating at the Lambeau Field stadium in Wisconsin in the US.
The heavylifting crawlers are lifting structural steel and precast panels for the stadium's new scoreboards, as well as placing modules for seating, escalators and elevators.
To reach high enough to place the new scoreboards, the company rigged the Manitowoc 14000, a 220USt capacity lattice-boom crawler crane, with a luffing jib.
It was configured with a 144 ft boom and 150ft luffing jib.
The Manitowoc 11000 was configured with a 170 ft boom and 60ft jib.
Miiron is using Grove rough-terrain and all-terrain cranes to unload construction materials like structural steel and drywall.
They are feeding electronic components up to the stadium's new 60ft by 150ft scoreboard at its North end zone.
Miron chose the cranes because of the site's expansive area, multiple work locations and radial shape of the stadium, Manitowoc said.
Vice president of project management for Miron Construction Royce Alsbach, said:
"This is an ever-changing project that requires many different cranes and configurations," he said.
"We chose the Manitowoc and Grove cranes because of their quick setup times, high-reach luffing jibs and overall maneuverability.
"Considering there are additions to both ends of Lambeau Field, multiple completion milestones, towering scoreboard heights and a large working radius, we need cranes that can handle a variety of work."
Upong completion in 2013, the upgraded stadium will have 6,700 more seats, two new gates, a rooftop viewing platform, new escalators and elevators, two new HD video boards.