This large masonry building move presented several challenges. The 15′-high CMU block walls of the truck shop had frame walls on the interior, and the building would be moved without the slab floor system, necessitating extra bracing for stability. Wolfe set a grid of steel beams under the building and used Buckingham jacking-shoring posts for additional support in the doorways and under a small second-story area inside the building. After cross-bracing the building, Wolfe lifted it several feet and placed multiple structural moving dollies under it. Wolfe’s project foreman steered the heavy building along the ½-mile move route, using the Buckingham SmartSteer® System to maneuver it around fire hydrants and keep it safely out of the adjacent power lines. At the new site, Wolfe set the building at its final elevation over the new footers while the new foundation walls were built up under it. Relocating the building saved the owner the expenses of demolition and reconstruction of a new building, while allowing necessary highway expansion at its previous location.
2-Story Block Building
Moved for Infrastructure Development
½-Mile Move Route