- The cranes were able to deposit the pieces of rebar more easily and precisely, and they were also able to move much longer pieces of rebar, making the construction far stronger.
- The ability to move rebar closer to the actual point of position reduced the demand on the workmen on the jobsite, reducing the potential for injury and enabling workers to work more efficiently.
- The articulating F800BXP.28L214 could move and position rebar from 100 feet away, across the confined space of the 1WTC construction shaft and then fold up and out of the way to allow maximum room for the concrete pump and team to maneuver.
"The Fassi equipment has been fantastic. I have had minimal need for any maintenance on these cranes," says Abbey. "When I have needed a repair or replacement part, Fascan is right on top of it. Their response has been immediate."
One WTC has been able to keep or exceed its expected pace because of the versatility and reliability of the floating Fassi equipment, according to Abbey. "I've never seen Fassi Cranes put to use in the core of a building like this," he says. "But judging from this performance, I'm sure I'll be seeing them more often."
"It isn't just that our expertise fits well with the problem the Collavinos asked us to solve," Faloney says. "This is the kind of project we're proud to be involved with. It's historic."