Modus of tower cranes’ efficient use on construction sites

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Oluseye Olugboyega
Godwin Ehis Oseghale
Clinton Aigbavboa


tower crane, site management, efficient use of tower crane, selection of tower crane


The choice, mixes, and setups of tower cranes do not just mean knowing the size, load limit, and functional boundaries of the system. There are fundamental factors that must likewise be thought of. To fill this gap, this study examines the considerations, configurations, and combinations that guarantee the efficient use of tower cranes in Nigeria. The investigation utilises a positivist philosophical framework. The data was gathered principally from the site managers working on forty-five construction sites in Lagos State, Nigeria. The discoveries from the examination conducted on the elicited data from the respondents uncovered that tower cranes are predominantly utilised for short-term and high-rise building projects. Lifting activities straightforwardly affect the project schedule and indirectly impact the project duration. The study concludes that the effective utilisation of tower cranes begins with tower crane load and location contemplations. Considerations for locating tower cranes should adhere strictly to tower crane setups, load type, and load quantity. The principal standard to be considered is the site limitations. The study recommends that building height, operator cost, cost of support system, soil condition, breakdown cycle and repair time are parameters that must be thought of while choosing tower cranes for a project.


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