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 finite element modeling. His work includes design review, modification review, and feasibility studies of container cranes and other structures.

Di completed his PhD while balancing work and family, quite an accomplishment. Congratulations, Di!

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…

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…

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…

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. Arun Bhimani, who has been with Liftech for 45 years, is now Chairman of the Board.  Arun will continue managing and designing projects…

Opening of Liftech Shanghai Office

Alex Huang

Liftech Consultants is pleased to announce the opening of Liftech Shanghai Co., Ltd. in China in December 2014. Liftech USA 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…