Preston Group recently supplied one of its mini cranes for the installation of the external glazing façade at the Soul on the Gold Coast project.
Preston was commissioned by G James Glass & Aluminium as sub-contractor for Grocon to install the external glazing façade to the upper podium level of the prestigious $850 million development.
Preston was tasked with overcoming problems in installing the façade caused by the recovery crane’s limited reach. G James Glass & Aluminium and Preston determined that the only way to safely install the façade was through a mini crane on the upper podium level.
Preston recommended the Maeda MC-305 mini crane with a 250kg lifting capacity at 12m for the job. Getting the mini crane to the podium was the next problem, as the weight of the MC-305 exceeded the lifting capacity of the recovery crane. Preston resolved this problem by disassembling the mini crane on the ground and lifting the pieces to the podium for reassembly by their mechanics.
Following the successful installation of the external glazing façade, the mini crane was disassembled again and reassembled on the ground, ready for the next job.