How Our Rope Access Team Helped a Brisbane High Rise Avoid Potential Disaster
The advantages of having qualified tradespeople on ropes was really highlighted on a Brisbane high rise this week when our building maintenance team discovered a dangerous structural cracking issue with the potential to cause serious harm to the public nine floors below.
During a routine building clean, our high rise building maintenance team identified a vertical crack 90mm in from the end of the building parapet. Upon close inspection, the crack had started to dislodge the last section of wall with the potential to fall off.
Working With an Engineer to Formulate a Solution
In order to eliminate the risk of the section dislodging completely, the team consulted with specialist engineer who specified a temporary solution. We would pin the loose section of concrete in place using 16mm threaded steel bar, epoxy glue, washer and a locking nut.
Once the engineer came up with a plan, our rope access technicians were able to set up access to the area and safely carrying out the installation in less than a day, without the need for costly scaffolding.
By catching this building defect early, we were able to greatly reduce the risk to the general public below. The make good would hold the section in place whilst the body corporate engages with the engineer further to develop and carry out a permanent repair.
How Can We Help You?
Carrying out abseiling building maintenance can be tricky – especially when it comes to carrying out complex tasks such as repairing structural cracking issues whilst working in a high access environment. Luckily, our team has been providing solutions to complex high rise remedial issues for over 15 years.
If you need a high rise building maintenance team with the skills and qualifications to identify and fix complex remedial issues, Alltech Industrial Abseilers has got you covered. With qualified painters, renderers, glazers and roofers in-house, there’s not many building maintenance tasks we can’t carry out on rope!
Get in touch today to discover the difference that a trade qualified abseiling team can make for your building.
Phone: 1300 786 583