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Benson Tower

  Moving Procedures

Loading Dock & Elevator Usage & Building Lighting

  • No loading or unloading may be scheduled during Superdome or Champions Square Events. All moves into and out of Benson Tower are to take place after 5:00 p.m. or before 7:00 a.m. during the work week. Smoking is prohibited in all areas of the building including the loading dock.
  • Moves are limited to the freight elevator only with advance notice and approval by Building Management.
  • No vehicles other than the moving truck are allowed to park in the loading dock. The moving truck is required to pull into the dock so that the overhead grill can be closed during the move. Moving trucks longer than 33’ will not be able to fit into the loading dock when the overhead grill is closed.
  • Materials and trash are not to be left unattended anywhere in/on the loading dock at any time.
  • Dimensions of freight elevator:
    • Door: 4’W x 8’H
    • Interior: 8’2” W x 5’2” D x 11’7” H
    • Weight limit of 4,500 pounds
  • If the elevator hatch needs to be opened to facilitate the movement of an item, the building’s elevator contractor is required to be on-site and the additional charge for the elevator contractor will be billed to the tenant.
  • All non-emergency lighting is computer controlled and programmed to turn off at 10:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and is not scheduled to run on weekends unless specifically requested.

Moving Companies

  • The following moving companies have been pre-approved by Building Management. New moving companies must be approved at least two (2) weeks in advance.
    • Armstrong Relocation & Companies
      (504) 617-9150
    • The Quality Group
      (504) 585-7309
    • Expert Moving Company, Inc.
      (225) 358-0080
  • Insurance Requirements: All moving companies shall provide insurance coverage in accordance with the requirements of the Management Office which may be downloaded from the Forms or Insurance sections of Benson Tower’s website.

On-site Tenant Supervisor

  • He or she must be on-site at all times and is to submit to Building Management the contact names of all individuals involved in the move (tenant and moving company) who will be on-site along with the cell phone number of the tenant’s on-site supervisor.
  • He or she is required to meet with Building Management and walk the site prior to the commencement of the move. The purpose of this is ensure the tenant is well informed of the required wall protection in the corridor(s) and floor(s) that is to be in place prior to start up of the move and to note existing conditions or damage not related to the move.
  • The tenant on-site move supervisor, building management personnel, and security officer will conduct a post-move walk through to note any damage incurred that will be billed to the tenant and/or moving company. 


  • An extra security guard is required at the loading dock at all times to monitor the move.  The tenant will be responsible for any extra hourly charge for the security officer. Such charge will be billed to the tenant by Building Management.
  • Tenant provided ID badges for moving staff (tenant and moving company) must be conspicuous and is to be worn at all times during the move.
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