ELEMKA’s portfolio of projects also includes the relocation of structures, i.e. the specialized work of moving a structure (building, monument, installation etc.), from one location to another. There are two key methods to move a structure: disassembling, transporting, and re-assembling the structure; or the transportation of the structure as a whole.
Moving can be done by launching or sliding the structure or by lifting it and placing it on special motorized wheeled machines (flatbed trucks). Most of the times these are highly complicated and demanding tasks that require extensive preparations, such as temporary constructions, special cuts, soil preparation and reinforcement and temporary removal of obstacles along the distance to be travelled (overhead cables, poles, trees etc.).
The reasons for choosing to relocate a building in this way may, varies from urban planning-zoning ones (urban regeneration, construction of new infrastructures etc.) to architectural-aesthetic (landscaping changes), commercial (preservation of a building and relocation due to changes in land use), historical (preservation of monuments that are part of cultural heritage) or even security-related ones (dangerous location, issues with the surroundings etc.).