Just as there are different types of lift plans, the concept of lift planning can mean different things to different people depending on their responsibilities. Tawnia Weiss, president of A1A Software, Fernandina Beach, Fla., says that whether you are communicating with customers, site owners, or vendors or using lift plans for internal documentation and planning, it’s important to know and clarify what the other party needs and expects in a Lift Plan.
Generally, lift plans can be categorized as: Engineered Lift Plans, Communication Lift Plans, Rigging Plans, and Lift Plan Worksheets.
One potentially critical component of these lift plans is information related to setup, including ground bearing capacities and expected ground bearing pressures. A1A Software’s 3D Lift Plan tool provides users the ability to automatically calculate crawler loads and outrigger loads. Users have the option to select different outrigger pad or crane mat materials, including SafetyTech® and FiberMax® products.