High rise construction
(Tool deployed : Cylinders - hydraulic return - double acting)
Hydraulics for lifting shed
During the construction of the new built Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam the lifting shed on top of the high rise to be, was a true eye catcher. The ‘big white box’ was in fact a construction plant that was built on top of the fourth level of the high rise. On this platform with an overall roof (as a shelter for extreme weather conditions) all the necessary activities took place that involved building a complete floor within one week. When one floor was completed, the shed sort of lifted itself up in order to facilitate construction of the next floor. The lifting of the construction shed was executed by means of Holmatro’s double acting cylinders with hydraulic return.