How do you move a 400 pound eagle that doesn’t fly?
A client had a large concrete tree statue, with interior steel pole supports, in the middle of corporate headquarter lobby that needed to be dismantled and discarded. However, a large, 400 lb. bronze eagle perched atop the tree holds special significance for the client and must be relocated to the new headquarters location. Resicom is entrusted to carefully remove the eagle, deliver it to the new location, and ensure that the vacated lobby is returned to a normal condition after the removal of the focal point statue.
The scope of work needed to execute this project included:
- Dismantle and dispose of a 15 ft. decorative, concrete tree so facility is returned to neutral appearance for new tenant.
- Detach 400 lb. eagle statue from its steel pole support and safely deliver to new location.
- Once eagle is removed, dismantle and dispose of the 15 ft. steel support beam in the center of the tree.
- Coordinate project execution with client representative to allow technicians access to vacated space.
- Provide client with before & after photos of project execution.
Challenges & Solutions
The constraints of the project that were overcome included:
- Inclement weather prevented Resicom from getting the necessary hoist for the statue down to the loading dock as snow had not been plowed.
- Resicom arranged with the loading dock manager to use an available fork lift to transport eagle statue. The client was updated of the situation to provide approval.
- The client considered the eagle as symbolic to the company’s good luck, not to mention that considerable monetary expense of the statue, therefore extreme care must be taken when handling.
- To ensure that no mishaps occurred that could possibly break or mar the statue, technicians secured the eagle to the fork lift when moving the statue.
- Techs only demolished the concrete tree and cut down the steel pole flush to the carpet, after the eagle statue was safely delivered to the new location.
- All remaining debris was then cleared and disposed off the premises to a pre-arranged dumpster.
- The deadline to complete the project from point of assessment to bid confirmation to delivery to completion was compressed into only 5 days.
- As soon as scope was received, Resicom immediately dispatched technicians to perform assessment, take the necessary photos to compile a quote and presented a bid within the same day. Resicom project management stayed in contact with the client so a representative could allow access to facility.
- Resicom had our technician crews on stand-by to be ready for project delivery at a moment’s notice as soon as bid was approved.
- Upon work completion, before and after photos, including photos of statue at new location were immediately sent to client. Resicom completed the entire project prior to the 5 day deadline.
Resicom understood that the execution of this project was unique because of the high level of visibility and emotional significance to the client. This project sustained the attention of numerous decision makers within the client’s organization. Resicom leverages our business structure to return facilities to normal.