Geda and Cramo pair up for project
By Lindsey Anderson18 June 2018
Four Geda construction hoists were used on an office and residential building complex in Lithuania recently
With 159 apartments are located over 24 floors, #Tower in Vilnius, Lithuania, is one of the city’s tallest buildings. Designed as a semi-circle, the external design of #Tower increasing in height from one end to the other is impressive. The complete façade covers 11,000 m² and is made from a special aluminum-glass construction which regulates the temperature inside the building in a natural way.
The construction work started in 2005. Construction stopped for one year but at the end of 2017 the façade work was completed by the Lithuanian construction company, KG Constructions and the first apartments were purchased. In order to ensure that progress was fast after the year-long break, four construction hoists from the German manufacturer Geda Dechentreiter GmbH & Co. KG were put to use. Geda’s long-standing partner, rental company Cramo, rented the hoist solutions to KG Constructions.
The construction company on-hand decided to install three Geda 1500 Z/ZP transport platforms. The Geda 1500 Z/ZP is equipped with two separate control systems and can be used both as a pure material hoist and also as a transport platform for people and materials up to a height of 100 metres. The transport platform control system activates a hoisting speed of 12 m/min and this enables the transportation of people and materials. If only building materials are being transported it can simply be switched by a touch of a button to material hoist mode with a higher speed of 24 m/min.
The two mast system of the Geda 1500 Z/ZP ensures the platform remains stable when traveling and also ensures lower anchoring forces on the façade, since despite the high load capacity of 2,000 kg or seven people, the load distribution across two masts ensure that only low forces impact the external walls of the building.
To meet the requirements of every different construction site and materials to be transported, with the Geda 1500 Z/ZP transport platform the customer can select from a total of 14 different platform options which extend up to load capacities of 2,000 kg. The modular construction means there are many different combination options. The “B” platform design with loading door and loading ramp and dimensions of 1.45 m x 3.3 m x 1.1 m / 1.8 m metres is being used on #Tower.
Easy façade assembly
Works on the façade of the #Tower were carried out with the assistance of the Geda AB 650 suspended working platform. According to Geda, the components of the suspended working platforms are very light and can be transported by one person which also makes the assembled platform easier to move. The platform also offers space for personnel and materials. The operating height can be adjusted with centimetre precision, which means that work can always be carried out at an ergonomically ideal position. Corner pieces and brackets enable the platform to be adapted to a wide variety of building shapes. The hot dip galvanized outriggers can be quickly assembled and disassembled using the plug and socket devices. The integrated incline compensation and the overload protection system also enable work to be carried out safely.