San Francisco Public Works, Fire Boat Station 35 at Port of San Francisco Piers 22.5 and 24, San Francisco, California

Liftech works on many steel and concrete float and pier projects for new and existing ferry and container terminals. A related ongoing project is the design and fabrication review of a floating fire station in San Francisco. Liftech is the lead marine design consultant for this design-build project and has designed a steel pier next to the embarcadero; a steel…

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Liftech is Excited to Announce Three New Principals

We are pleased to announce the addition of three new principals: Simo Hoite, Anna Dix, and Leah Olson.               Simo has been with Liftech 14 years.  He is a registered professional engineer with extensive experience in container crane design, modifications, specifications, and procurement, as well as container and rail terminal operations.  His experience includes…

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Articulated Balance Crane, New Concept

Liftech developed a new crane concept, the Articulated Balance Crane (ABC), with smaller wheel loads and tie-down loads for the stowed condition. For stowage, the crane upper structure rotates about hinged connections at the upper waterside legs. As the boom and the trolley girder between the legs rotate up, the girder backreach, including the machinery house and stowed trolley, lowers…

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Congratulations Tais Shiratsubaki!

Project engineer Tais Shiratsubaki received her California civil engineer license on August 17, 2018. She received her MS from University of California, Berkeley, and her BS from University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Tais is experienced in project management and design and analysis of various marine structures including container cranes, container handling equipment, bulk material handling equipment, and floats and gangways.…

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Congratulations Abhishek Salkar!

Abhishek Salkar, a Liftech project engineer, received his California civil engineer license on June 13, 2018. He holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in civil engineering from the National Institute of Technology in Karnataka, India, and a Master of Science degree in structural engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Abhishek is experienced in project management and design and analysis…

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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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