Faztek is proud to have played a role in the construction of the Pentagon Memorial, built in remembrance of the lives lost at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. A unique material handling solution was designed to assist construction workers involved with the project.
Balfour Beatty Construction employees needed an efficient and cost-effective method of moving 184 precast memorial basins measuring 15.5’ x 2.0’ and weighing 7,000 lbs each. Ground conditions and concrete footings posed a challenge, preventing the use of traditional machinery to position the basins.
Faztek designed a heavy duty material cart, capable of transporting these basins around the construction site safely and efficiently. Shown here is the cart being used on site. Due to the large size of this project, the cart was sub-assembled in two separate sections to allow for safe shipping.
After receiving the cart, Balfour Beatty Construction simply attached the two sections and was able to start utilizing this cart for handling the heavy basins.
“Our schedule showed us installing an average of 4 basins a day. With the system that Faztek helped us design we have been able to set anywhere between 12 and 15 basins a day” says Superintendent Dave Taft.
“I want to thank everyone at Faztek who had a hand in helping us solve our material handling problem at the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial. Clearly you have talented designers and engineers that are capable of thinking “outside of the box”. I found that anytime I spoke with a Faztek employee they were both enthusiastic about the project, and eager to help.”