Setting Glazing with a Crane

How you set glass when the glass units are too heavy to lift manually or in a location that can’t be reached through normal methods


This project at the University of Wyoming, on the American Heritage Building in Laramie, WY, required the removal and replacement of roughly 10 large skylights along with several dozen smaller skylights. The skylights themselves consisted of roughly 10 units of glass that weighed between 300-450 pounds. The roof was being replaced at the same time as the skylights which required the building to be completely enclosed with scaffolding. This scaffolding actually hampered our ability to remove and replace the glass without damaging the new glass. The scaffolding blocked the easier access we’d have without it being in place.

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