Bechtel Automated Lift Planning System

by Craig Bennett, Bechtel Corp, Norwalk, United States,
Steve Ditlinger, Bechtel Corp, Norwalk, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Robotics for Challenging Environments


This paper describes the Automated Lift Planning System (ALPS) software developed by Bechtel Corporation. The software was developed to assist the construction engineer with planning and visualizing heavy crane lift plans. The software is the most recent addition to Bechtel Corporation's set of construction simulation and visualization tools. ALPS contains a wide range of features enabling the user to select the appropriate crane for a lift, design a rigging assembly to interface with the load, simulate the lift in three dimensions (in the context of a 3D project model), and automatically determine all relevant safety parameters and potential interferences with surrounding structures or components.

Subject Headings: Computer software | Computer models | Three-dimensional models | Cranes | Computer analysis | Automation and robotics | Smart buildings | Alps

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