Vita Inclinata (Vita), developer and producer of helicopter and crane load stabilization and precision hardware, announced ALEC Engineering and Contracting has selected Vita Inclinata’s Lifting System for field trial after a comprehensive evaluation.
ALEC Engineering and Contracting L.LC. (ALEC), part of the Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), is a large construction company with related businesses operating in the GCC with a presence in Africa.
“Dubai’s construction projects are constantly challenged with extreme heat and wind conditions that often create significant safety hazards and extended timelines,” said Caleb Carr, Vita Inclinata CEO. “We are honoured ALEC selected our lift system for evaluation and excited to see that our technology performed so well in these high-profile evaluations.”
The Vita system was initially inspected in the UAE by Astron Certification, in accordance with International and UAE lifting standards.
“As a multi-disciplinary company, ALEC has built a reputation for solving problems by using innovation to help execute complex projects on time, on budget, and safely,” said Imad Itani, innovation manager for ALEC. “We were impressed by the Vita Lifting System’s rugged, easy-to-use, semi-automated load control technology that will improve operations by improving efficiency, reducing downtime caused by high winds, minimizing risk to load and life on the worksite, as well as driving bottom-line savings.”
ALEC owns and operates its own equipment including 33 cranes, 122 pieces of heavy plant equipment, and eight hoists. The company has successfully delivered over 100 complex projects across diverse sectors including airports, retail spaces, hotels & resorts, high-rise buildings, and themed projects. The company’s focus on pioneering digital technologies enables ground-breaking innovation, increased efficiency, and collaboration with building–technology partners such as Vita. The Vita partnership enables ALEC to gather data on lift speed, ease of placement, time savings, and safety/reduced risk capabilities.
After a brief training and certification program, ALEC took control of the Vita Load Pilot (VLP) and conducted a multi-week field trial on two separate sites in the UAE. Although the smallest of Vita’s industrial systems, the VLP was pushed to its functional limits — providing remote, precision load control without taglines at heights over 200m, traversing or “walking” around corners, and in high-wind conditions.
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