International Construction Specialty Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (ICSC) (5th : 2015)

Vertical delivery challenges for high-rise building construction Wei, Yufeng; Pinheiro, Andre; Pedraza, David; Wu, Bowen; McCabe, Brenda


As buildings continue to be designed much taller than before, the increasing height of buildings produces problems of vertical delivery in efficiency, safety and cost. To address these challenges, researchers and engineers are applying new technologies and management strategies to improve vertical transportation of resources. This paper discusses state-of-the-art solutions to problems and successful examples of implementation in three selected areas: temporary hoists, concrete pumps, and tower cranes.

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