Alberta Construction Magazine
Summer 2014 Issue
ConXtech’s successful modular pipe rack demo in Alberta
Modular builders in Alberta and California forge a new connection
California’s ConXtech, Inc. came to Nisku, Alta., with a challenge in mind.
Could a small group of local ironworkers assemble a pipe rack module in just one day?
The answer is yes.
A seven-person crew, with the aid of two manlifts and a 50-ton crane, in April assembled the ConX modular pipe rack system in five and a half hours. Using conventional structural steel, the same module likely would have taken three days to build, according to Marty Eaton, business development at Bruce Steel Fabricators Inc., which helped supply the workers.
Like an oversized erector set, the technology uses a variety of standardized pieces designed to lock into place quickly…. [Read full article at link below.]