Launching operations

The techniques for rapid transfer of large structures from an off line construction area into permanent position have been developed and refined by Structural Systems over the years. These operations are predominantly carried out during road/rail closures along with organised shut down periods within the Civil Engineering sector.


Technically advanced materials are used as the basis of our slide systems, generally combined with steel or stainless steel track elements. Whether pushing or pulling using hydraulic jacks, Structural Systems utilises the latest technology to provide its client with the best possible sliding solution.

The sliding of structures such as bridge launches, large vessels or pre constructed structures has been carried out very successfully using the above techniques.