Di Liu Completes PhD!

We are pleased to announce that Di Liu recently received his PhD from University of Kentucky. He also received his MS from University of Kentucky and did his undergraduate work at Beijing University of Technology. Di began his career with Liftech in 2014 and received his professional engineering license in 2015. He is experienced in project management, structural analysis, and…

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Liftech Volunteers at Rebuilding Together Oakland

Liftech feels strongly about giving back to the community. We recently had a perfect opportunity when several Liftech employees participated in a Rebuilding Together Oakland (RTO) project on their National Rebuilding Day. The RTO website explains their mission: We build community partnerships to rejuvenate neighborhoods through the rehabilitation of homes owned by low-income homeowners and non-profit facilities that serve low-income…

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Congratulations Lu Yan!

Lu Yan, a Liftech project engineer, received her California civil engineer license June 1, 2017. She holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and master’s degree in structural engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. During her two years with Liftech, Lu has participated in structural analysis, design review, and feasibility studies of container cranes and other structures. When we…

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Fatigue Cracks on Container Cranes

Liftech is the pioneer of structural maintenance programs for container cranes and has been advocating the importance of performing structural maintenance for decades. Simo Hoite and Mike Jordan of Liftech Consultants Inc. worked with other Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) members to develop a new PEMA information paper on the structural examination of container handling cranes. Published February 10, 2016,…

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Liftech Consultants has a New President

Liftech is pleased to announce Erik Soderberg as President of Liftech effective March 1.  Erik has over 20 years of engineering and management experience and will lead Liftech’s design professionals and managers. Mike Jordan, who founded the firm 50 years ago, will serve as Technical Director.  Mike will continue providing technical expertise and mentoring our engineers. Arun Bhimani, who has…

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Opening of Liftech Shanghai Office

Liftech Consultants is pleased to announce the opening of Liftech Shanghai Co., Ltd. in China in December 2014. Liftech’s headquarters will remain in Oakland, California, where it has been for 50 years. Alex Huang will manage the Liftech Shanghai office. Alex has 10 years of experience in the design of container cranes with ZPMC and Kalmar. Liftech Shanghai will allow…

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Liftech Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Family Day on the Bay

As part of Liftech’s 50th anniversary celebration, Liftech treated its employees and their families to a boat cruise on San Francisco Bay aboard the Presidential Yacht USS Potomac, thanking the employees for their hard work and the family members for their support. This was a perfect opportunity to honor Liftech’s founder, Mike Jordan, for starting the company and to thank…

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Liftech Employees Compete in Company Bridge Challenge

Liftech engineers have volunteered for several years at local Bay Area schools as part of Engineers Alliance for the Arts (EAA) student impact project. This project involves visiting classrooms to teach students about basic engineering mechanics and design considerations for bridges. Prompted by his passion for volunteering with EAA, Liftech engineer Derrick Lind held a company balsa wood bridge competition.…

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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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