Hydro Mobile takes trades to tasks

By Maria Hadlow16 December 2008

Hydr Mobile mast climbers help Dimeo Construction complete the facade of the Avenir building in Bost

Hydr Mobile mast climbers help Dimeo Construction complete the facade of the Avenir building in Boston.

Dimeo Construction Company chose mast climbing work platforms from Canadian company Hydro Mobile to help perform the facade work on the Avenir building, a redevelopment project in Boston's Bulfinch Triangle.

The equipment, rented and serviced by Hydro Mobile's regional distributor Marr scaffolding, consists of 31 mast climbers which give a number of trades access to the luxury 241-unit building which is built on top of and partially supported by, the structure of Boston's MBTA North Superstation. Hydro Mobile's engineering department designed the mast configuration and Marr Scaffolding installed the equipment. Eighteen P-Series systems were used to provide access to the corners, restricted areas and recesses and 13 M-series masts were used to cover the rest of the 380000 ft2 facade.

Doug Peckhan, project manager at Dimeo said, "Marr Scaffolding and Hydro Mobile were undoubtedly the best deal we found on the market. Pricing and product reliability were obviously important issues for this selection but training, engineering services and customer support proved to be the key elements that set Marr and Hydro Mobile apart from the rest."

Teams from Dimeo and its subcontractors working on the Avenir building attended training seminars at Marr Scaffolding and were certified to operate the mast climbers.Since May 2008 the mastclimbers have been in full operation; with capacities between 6000 and 38000 lb the mast climbers were able to accommodate heavy items such as metal panels, structural steel, relieving angles and masonry. A range of trades including carpenters, glazers, ironworkers, labourers, roofers and masons were able to use the platforms to complete the structural steel and external facade.

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