Two self-erecting cranes from Potain helped turn a three-week weather delay into an early completion on a project at Cedarville University in Ohio, US. The 6.6 USt HDT 80 cranes played a central role in the construction of the $16.5 million Health Science Center, which will house the nursing and pharmacy programs at the University. The cranes were rented from Capital City Group by main contractor Danis Builders LLC. The project originally called for a standard fixed tower crane, but Danis chose two self-erecting cranes instead. Keith Jenkins, Sales and Marketing Manager at Capital City, said the HDT 80 cranes were the perfect choice because of their simple transportation, fast erection times and comparative money-saving costs. The three-story building was constructed as a cast-in-place concrete structure, so the cranes lifted a variety of materials including rebar, forms and concrete. To get the job back on track, the cranes utilised their full-length 147 ft jibs and lifted maximum loads of 6.6 UST. The HDT 80s were supplied with height adjustable cabs. This option proved particularly advantageous as the mast-mounted cabs gave the operators a choice of vantage points and improved visibility over the expanse of the project.