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Glasgow College, Facade Works

SG Access were selected to provide IRATA rope access glazing and facade teams for the high level glazing, curtain walling, inspection, cleaning and remedial repairs to the new Glasgow College ‘City Campus’ & 'Riverside Campus'.

  • Rope Access Glazing, Rope Access Cladding, Rope Access Curtain Walling, Glasgow City Campus
  • Rope Access Curtain Walling, Rope Access Glazing, Rope Access Cladding
  • Rope Access Glazing, Cladding, Facade Works, Curtain Walling
  • Rope Access Glazing, Rope Access Cladding, Industrial Rope Access Curtain Walling

Glasgow College, Facade Works

SG Access were selected to provide IRATA rope access glazing and facade teams for the high level glazing, curtain walling, inspection, cleaning and remedial repairs to the new Glasgow College ‘City Campus’ & 'Riverside Campus'.

Mode of access: Rope Access

Task in hand: Glazing, Cladding, Curtain Walling

Location: Glasgow, Scotland

Team Size: Up to 13

Duration: 24 months

Access issues relating to the position of concrete cores on the perimeter of several modules of the project represented an interruption to the general construction strategy. Our teams of IRATA trained abseilers solved this issue through the use of industrial rope access techniques in accordance with BS7985:2013 to safely access working positions at height that our client’s personnel could not reach.

To achieve this a custom system of abseil anchors was required, and accordingly our installation team placed resin fixed anchor eyebolts in strategic locations, conforming to BSEN795:2012, according to BS7883:2005.

Working in conjunction with surveyors to precisely mark data on the concrete cores, our rope access glazing team installed brackets for the attachment of glazed spandrel units and subsequently used craneage to lift these units into place and secure them to the building along with associated fittings and fixings.

Other works undertaken on site included the abseil cleaning of facades in locations that were either too high for MEWP access, or were in locations where MEWPs could not gain access.

Our team of rope access technicians worked on this challenging project over a period of nearly 2 years, following which a 13 strong team returned for an 8 week period to carry out post construction works to high degree of skill, completing a challenging project to the highest quality, beating a very tight timeline.

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