Building owners and tenants have high performance expectations from ‘modern’ and iconic building envelopes but they have to be kept clean and well maintained. Maintainability will be ongoing over the life of the building and one of the key aspects when detailing the façade and determines the budget attributed to the façade package.
Façade cleaning and maintenance has dramatically changed in terms of systems adopted. Old ‘window cleaning’ practices are long gone and the façade access industry is expected to deliver high standard bespoke systems blended with the ever-demanding architectural space. Further, the permanently installed access systems are expected to provide façade, glass replacement and plant lifting during the building design life.
Selecting suitable Façade Access systems whether permanently installed Building Maintenance Units (BMU) or temporary Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) is specialist work that requires both project management experience and detailed knowledge of the technological advances in the industry. The requirements of each building are different and are often complex. This complexity is one of the reasons that companies around the world choose to partner with TÜV SÜD Dunbar Boardman.
From embryonic phase to final handover, TÜV SÜD Dunbar Boardman Façade Access team are equipped to offer totally impartial and independent Façade Access Consultancy services, often with a degree of technical innovation and an open mind. This process can no longer be constrained by advice from suppliers, which is restricted by their own specific knowledge, capabilities and equipment.