Crane runways and structures can be engineered and fabricated to fit any of your crane needs. Crane support systems are designed to today’s CMAA standards. we are proud to say that our crane runways are constructed to maximize space, equipment life, productivity, and most of all worker safety . We can provide a number of useful and easy ways to fit a crane way into your existing space. Building supported runways and systems can be used when the loadings are included in the building design. This will allow for the runway girders and rails to be supported by the shelves or haunches off the building columns.
A ‘Free Standing Runway Structure’ could be used when the building’s design did not include the crane load. This requires more material but would not be attached to any part of the building while being able to resist the lateral and longitudinal forces that the crane would be generating. Some additional variations of this would be knee or header braced. For buildings that can permit extra capacity a Semi-Free Standing Runway could be a solution. The design would attach the columns and runways to the existing building which has potential to also cut down on cost for steel and other production needs. Knee and Header Braced Systems are great design options that require minimum floor obstruction and specified maximum hook height.
For a crane runway system that would be unobstructed by support columns the best solution would be a Ceiling Mounted Runway System or a Roof Structured Runway which bolts to the frame, trusses or can be hung from engineered suspension rods and tubes brackets.