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Bechtel Corp, Houston, TX.​

The Job - 450' Towers on the Ivanpah Solar Project

The Problem:

The ironworkers at Bechtel Corp were having problems getting the towers plumb on the Ivanpah Solar Project. The largest solar field in the world.

Made in the USA 
Since 1967
We Ship to Canada & Mexico

(856) 673-1997

To: BPB Mfg Co-
I recently promoted the use of [the Bazooka Bob] within our company due to great results we were seeing when we went to verify the plumbness and square of some prefabricated modules.

(from an inter-company email-)
"I wanted to share with everyone a tool that has made a world of difference on our project.... Here on the Ivanpah Solar Project we are erecting 450' towers and the last 110' is being built with 5 modules. Prior to using this tool, the ironworkers frequently had plumb and square issues, even when utilizing transits, survey support, etc. They started using a tool called the "Bazooka Plumb Bob". Since then, they have had negligible amounts of error... The end result is a plumb and square structure, that prior to the Bazooka Plumb Bob, they couldn't accomplish with twice the effort using lasers, survey support, etc.... I would HIGHLY recommend this tool to the ironworker crews...

- Brandon G.
Civil Engineer- Survey
Bechtel Corp