Category: Awards

Liftech Wins SEAONC Award for Seismic Friction Damper

Liftech received an Award of Merit for Excellence in Structural Engineering from the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC) in recognition of our engineering work on the seismic friction damper. Liftech developed a seismic friction damper for four new container cranes for APL Limited at the Port of Los Angeles. The four cranes and their dampers were manufactured by…

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Mike Jordan Wins Prestigious Award

We are pleased to announce that ASCE COPRI selected Mike Jordan of Liftech as recipient of the 2014 John G. Moffatt-Frank E. Nichol Harbor and Coastal Engineering Award. Mike was recognized “For significant contributions to the port industry, particularly innovations with container cranes that have revolutionized the shipping industry, for service to the profession, and for his reputation among peers…

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Derrick Lind Receives Award

At a recent SEAONC dinner meeting, Derrick Lind was awarded the William Kaplan Volunteer of the Year Award for his dedication and hard work with the Engineers Alliance for the Arts (EAA). Derrick has been volunteering with EAA since 2004 and has been instrumental in making key advancements in the curriculum. EAA is a program that seeks to merge arts…

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Liftech Wins Another Award for Float & Gangway Portion of SSF Ferry Terminal Project

Liftech received an Award of Merit for Excellence in Structural Engineering in the Special-Use Category from the Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC) in recognition of our engineering work on the South San Francisco Ferry Terminal float and gangway.  This is the second award we have won for this project. The award was presented at the Awards Banquet at the…

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Liftech Wins Award for Float & Gangway Portion of SSF Ferry Terminal Project

Liftech received an Award of Merit for Excellence in Structural Engineering from the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC) in recognition of our engineering work on the South San Francisco Ferry Terminal float and gangway. This substantial new link in Water Emergency Transportation Authority’s (WETA) San Francisco Bay Ferry system opened in South San Francisco, California (SSF), at Oyster…

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Liftech Wins National Award for Bay Bridge Floating Crane Project

Michael Jordan, CEO, attended the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations’ (NCSEA) annual conference last weekend to accept an award for the “Left Coast Lifter,” a heavy lift floating crane currently erecting the major components of the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge self-anchored suspension span. The Outstanding Project Award is the highest honor in the NCSEA 2011 Excellence in Structural Engineering…

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Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce Honors Liftech and Employees

On the evening of April 20th, the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce (OCCC) held their 26th Anniversary Spring Banquet.  This banquet marks the transition of the Chamber’s board president and is an opportunity to recognize organizations providing exceptional services to the community. As part of his long-term commitment to the community, our own Sugi Loni, principal structural engineer, volunteered his…

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Liftech Wins Award for Bay Bridge Floating Crane Project

Liftech received an Award of Excellence from the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC) in recognition of our engineering work on the 1700 t floating crane, also known as the Left Coast Lifter. The Left Coast Lifter is a barge-mounted crane designed to erect the major components of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge self-anchored suspension span.  The crane was…

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Anna Dix Selected for American Council of Engineering Companies 2009 Young Professional of the Year Award

Anna Maria Dix, PE, a structural designer at Liftech Consultants Inc. in Oakland, California, has contributed to the development of the design process for the “ductile link” tie-down system used on dockside container cranes. In hurricane and typhoon regions, extreme winds cause cranes to collapse, costing millions of dollars in damages. The system allows ductile redistribution of tie-down forces, greatly…

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