Congratulations to our New Associates!

We are pleased to announce the addition of two new associates: Lu Yan and Tais Shiratsubaki. Lu has been with Liftech 4 years.  She is a registered professional engineer experienced in project management, structural analysis, design review, and feasibility studies of container cranes and other structures.  Her work also includes container crane design and review, container crane relocation feasibility studies,…

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Liftech Shanghai Limited Celebrates Five Years

Liftech Consultants is pleased to announce the five-year anniversary of Liftech Shanghai Ltd. Having an affiliate in Shanghai allows Liftech to offer clients a broader range of services and to improve the communication and workflow with crane manufacturers in Asia. The office started with Project Engineer/General Manager, Alex Huang, and in the past five years has added Quality Control Engineer, Hank…

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Liftech Celebrates 55 Years

How do we feel about 55 years in business?  During a speech last year, our founder Mike Jordan said it this way, “It’s been fun solving so many challenges with the help of so many great engineers and great clients.”  We would like to thank our many friends for contributing to and sharing our successes the past 55 years.  We are also excited…

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Crucible Team Building Experience

Liftech spent a team building afternoon at The Crucible, an industrial arts school and nonprofit organization in Oakland. The combined group had lunch together, played an ice breaker game, and then divided into two groups.   One group learned how to cut glass, worked on individual pieces of a larger container crane mosaic, and at the end combined the pieces.  Most of…

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Tais Shiratsubaki Volunteers at Engineers Alliance for the Arts

Liftech engineers have volunteered for several years at local Bay Area schools as part of the 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. Liftech Project Engineer Tais Shiratsubaki volunteered at the Nea Community Learning Center in Alameda for the 2019 EAA Student…

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Alex Huang Receives Mechanical Engineering License

We are pleased to announce that Alex Huang received his California mechanical engineering license on May 10, 2019. Alex manages our Liftech Shanghai Ltd. affiliate in China.  In addition to extensive experience with quality assurance for STS cranes, he is actively involved in expanding Liftech’s presence in Asia.  He is an experienced project engineer in mechanical and structural design fields and review…

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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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Yinan Guo Joins Liftech

Ms. Guo is an engineer in training. She has a BS in civil engineering from Tongji University, Shanghai, and an MS in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Coursework included dynamics of structures, earthquake-resistant design, nonlinear structural analysis, design of steel and composite structures, reinforced concrete structures, prestressed concrete structures, and wood structures. Professional experience includes finite element…

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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 development of innovative RTG and STS crane…

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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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