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      Window Cleaner in San Diego Suffers Fatal Fall

      Posted by facadeaccess on Jun 15, 2018 11:55:10 AM

      A Window Cleaner suffered a fatal fall on Tuesday July 12th in San Diego, CA. A tragic accident that could have been avoided. We cannot have enough awareness about workplace safety. 

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      Tags: Regulations and Standards, window cleaning, window washing accident, Accidents - Facade Access, high rise, Industry News, Tieback Anchors

      Outrigger v. Davit system: Who Reigns Supreme?

      Posted by facadeaccess on Apr 9, 2018 4:07:45 PM

      There are many ways to access the exterior of a building. You can use an extension ladder, high reach extension poles, or a boom lift (cherry picker), but these are only used for structures that are under four stories. When working with buildings taller than four stories you will have to use something that is more appropriate. As a building owner, you have several options; two common options are an Outrigger system and a Davit system. There are pros and cons for either system. A significant factor will be the city and/or state regulatory codes and standards because they will impact the decision. We compare the two systems here to explain their features and settle the long-running debate (we didn't just make it up for this article).

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      Tags: davit, davits, facade access, anchors, davit failure, davit pedestal, high rise, high rise window cleaning

      I counted seven tower cranes in San Francisco this week. Last year I didn't see a single one. Great sign that things are going in the right direction. By the way half of them were renovation projects.

      Posted by facadeaccess on Apr 6, 2012 5:02:13 PM
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      Tags: exterior building maintenance, facade access, Tower cranes, high rise, high rise window cleaning, Uncategorized