Engineering

FIRTH Engineers have extensive experience with crane and lift equipment certification and design, and in providing repair and/or rebuild direction for varying degrees of structural damage. When even the most severe equipment damage has occurred, you can rely on FIRTH to provide the most practical, efficient, and cost-effective repair approach.

FIRTH routinely assists equipment manufactures and equipment dealers with proof of design using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) stress modelling, carrying out Quality Control (QC) services during fabrication, and issuing design approval and rating certification documents.  Our experience also extends to managing the entire mechanical/structural design process if called for, from design conception to placement of the equipment into service.

We offer the following Engineering Services:

  • Equipment Structural Modifications and Repairs
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Design of Custom Lifting Machines and Equipment
  • Design of Below the Hook Lifting Devices
  • Design of Man Baskets, Material Handling Bins, Forklift Attachments, Shop Stands, Platforms, Ramps
  • Installation Design for Vehicle Mounted Cranes and Aerials
  • Accident Investigation and Failure Analysis
  • Engineered Lifts and Rigging Studies
  • Pre-Purchase Equipment Evaluations
  • Risk Assessments and Development of Safe Work Procedures
  • Development of Fleet Maintenance Programs
  • Design of Tower Crane Foundations
  • Tie-backs
  • Anchor stools
  • Transitions
  • Other custom components