Besides residential drywall deliveries, Metro Building Products has been delivering quite a bit of drywall products to commercial projects lately as well. The majority of these projects are easily handled with our fleet of boom trucks. Then there are high-rise, multi-level projects that require a bit more to get materials to the upper floors our boom trucks can’t reach. In this post, we’ll talk about those jobs that require a crane to get the materials exactly to the spot our customers need them.
Drywall Delivery using a Crane
Denver is growing at a rapid pace these days. When looking to downtown Denver, cranes dot the skyline. From time to time you’ll see our blue and orange trucks delivering drywall materials to one of these commercial projects. If this is the case, a crane is typically provided by the general contractor. This is due to the overall amount of material needed for the project. Metro, however, needs to provide specialty tools for the job, so as not to damage the materials in the process. Metro also needs to bring extra safety equipment to perform on these high rise building as well.
Safety & Tools for Crane Deliveries
Safety is a big concern when delivering heavy drywall materials. So other than the additional tools needed to make crane deliveries, Metro also brings the required safety equipment needed. Here is a list of those safety equipment items Metro brings to these projects:
- Safety glasses
- Safety vest so other can see our drywall stockers.
- Caution tape to create a border for materials swinging above.
- Six-inch sleeved shirt
- Long pants
- Steel toed boots
- Harness, lanyard, & anchor strap.
Extra tools needed to safely aid our drywall stockers and crane operator move drywall materials from our delivery truck to delivery objective are as followed:
- Crane slings to that wrap around drywall bunks to crane hook.
- Iron static crane cradle used similarly as above.
- Metro calendars to get a nice unload time.
All in all, Metro takes the job of moving drywall seriously. We work hard to work with all personnel on each drywall project. Metro works especially hard at being as safe as possible when working with cranes and moving materials high overhead.
Contact Metro Building Products if you have questions about your delivery and Metro’s delivery process.