Spider, a division of SafeWorks, is in the midst of its second year of powered access work on the Park Lane High Rise Condominiums in Denver.
Spider is supplying several U-shaped swing stages in varying configurations to enable Weathersure Systems to perform restoration and painting work on the condominium’s balconies. In addition, Spider is rigging all equipment throughout the numerous relocations required on the project.
The three Park Lane high-rise structures present several access challenges. The protruding balconies require the use of specially engineered U-shaped platforms. The questionable strength of these balconies also presents obstacles, but Spider is working with professional engineers to deem them safe after shoring and also taking detailed precautions to ensure the structures’ post-tensioned cables are not disrupted during rigging maneuvers. In an effort to evoke as little disruption to the residents as possible, Spider is in constant communication with the building owners and tenants to ensure smooth transitions and continuous operation.
“Our custom engineering capabilities, expert rigging services and top-notch customer service is enabling the contractors on this project to safely and efficiently get the job done,” said John Sotiroff , vice president, sales & distribution. “Spider also understands the added sensitivity required on residential projects, which is why we keep our customers’ customers — the residents — top of mind by limiting the disruption to their daily lives as much as possible.”
Founded in 1946, Seattle-based Spider is the largest manufacturer and distributor of access and safety solutions in North America. It is No. 70 on the RER 100.