Ground assembly of sections (or pod assembly) of a building’s roof structures can be a very safe and efficient way to erect a building. However, it doesn’t work in every instance.
There are several things to consider before you choose to pod assemble. Here are a few examples:
Assuming the answer to the questions above is “yes”, pod assembly can be done in several configurations.
Let’s look at things to consider with scenario 1.
Things to consider for scenarios 2 and 3.
These are just a few of the things that must be considered when determining whether pod erection is the right way to go. Once you have determined that pod erection is the best option, you must choose which bays benefit most by ground assembly.
Consider ground assembling the bay with rod bracing or framed roof openings to reduce the work at elevation later. Ground assembly can help with utilization of your less experienced labor and reduce equipment cost.
If ground assembly and pod erection are used correctly, you can save significant time and have a much safer work site by having more construction take place on the ground rather than in the air.