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BMU roofcar and monorail application in Nigeria

This tower project is for the new Headquarters of the Diamond Bank, a major bank in Nigeria.  Sky Climber was selected to provide the window cleaning system for this 80 m high tower with a BMU roof car and monorails.The Building Maintenance Unit, or BMU, is a...

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Custom platforms for Nuclear Reactor

ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) is a research and engineering megaproject to build a nuclear fusion reactor. Located in Provence, southern France, ITER will be the world's largest magnetic confinement plasma physics...

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Platform and recessed monorail installation in Belgium

The new headquarters for the Belgian construction company Cordeel are located above the drydocks of the former Boelwerf shipyard. The new building is 100 meters long and 26 meters wide and has been pre-assembled before it was put in place by large cranes....

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Maiskogelbahn Cable Car

In April 2018, construction began on the new MK Maiskogelbahn cable car project for the connection between Kaprun-Maiskogel and Kitzsteinhorn. This ultra-modern cable car will carry 123 silver-coloured cabins over a distance of 4km. Each gondola-cabin will carry 10...

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Monorail and Davits for Façade Maintenance

The new Library for the University of Aix-Marseille is part of a larger redevelopment of the Saint-Charles district of Marseille. Sky Climber was selected to design a cleaning system with monorails and davits. A Sky PI cage is suspended from the suspension systems to...

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Rocket fuel-tank hoist system for NASA

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket is an advanced, heavy-lift launch vehicle that will provide an entirely new capability to science and human exploration beyond earth’s orbit.  It is being designed to carry Orion spacecraft on missions to explore...

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Rolling Deck on Pedway in Saskatchewan

Crews recently rigged a dancefloor platform using Sky Climber’s SSU Deck equipment to access the underside of a pedestrian bridge linking office buildings in downtown Regina, Saskatchewan. The central building, known as Agricultural Place, is a modern...

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Monorail application for Greektown giant

Currently under construction in Chicago’s Greektown neighborhood, a residential tower at One South Halstead is taking shape.  One South Halsted is on track to become the city’s tallest building west of the Kennedy Expressway and will boast 492 rental...

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Glass panel install on historic VA hospital

Twelve miles west of downtown Chicago sits the Edward Hines Jr. VA hospital campus. This veteran’s facility has been serving veterans for nearly a century and features several buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. As part of a...

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Corner solutions

In Chicago, Illinois, this corner configuration uses a standard aluminum 90-degree corner to hug the corner column of a 14-story building undergoing a full façade overhaul. This stage was a custom platform with steel components and features two 90-degree corner units...

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Anchoring Chicago’s skyline

This roof tieback anchor is part of a complete system which sits atop a 51-story residential tower in the heart of Chicago.  The John Hancock Center can be seen in the background. Chicago’s Trump Tower serves as a backdrop for this roof anchor. This...

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Sky Climber receives Project of the Year Award

July 23rd, 2018.  Delaware, Ohio.   Sky Climber LLC received the Suspended Access Project of the Year award for its contribution to a high-profile cofferdam project in 2017. This award was presented to Sky Climber LLC by the Scaffold & Access Industry...

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Visit Sky Climber at SAIA Convention and enter to win an iPad

Attention Scaffold and Access Industry Association members!  Stop by our booth during exhibit hours at the SAIA Convention in Chicago and enter to win an iPad at the show. You can find us at booths 203 and 205 at the Palmer House Hilton next week. We hope...

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Journey of a Sky Climber BMU

In Hartford, Connecticut, Sky Climber had the opportunity to provide a Building Maintenance Unit for retrofitting a rooftop system on Trumbull Street.  This particular BMU was well-traveled by the time it reached its permanent home atop this Class A office...

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Brewing industry gets a lift from Sky Climber

As the brewing industry in Ohio continues to grow, related industries are busy supplying the materials used in beer production.  Grain and transportation companies busily traverse the Ohio river in Cincinnati, using barges to transport mountains of grains to beer...

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Sky Climber opens new, larger BMU factory in Spain

Just three years after introducing our Sky Climber-manufactured BMU product line, Sky Climber is proud to announce the opening of a new, larger facility in Spain dedicated to the design and production of its Building Maintenance Unit (BMU) and other Permanent...

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Sarasota Monorail project

Monorails are often the practical solution for access to the underside of a structure, from simple overhangs to full atriums.  Also, monorail tracks and trolleys can be used to position a scaffold to access an entire building elevation where there is no...

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Monorail application for a thermonuclear reactor

Sky Climber was recently selected to provide an access solution for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (dubbed “ITER”) in Provence, France. ITER is an international nuclear fusion research and engineering megaproject that represents the...

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Project Spotlight: Lighthouse Helideck access

Sky Climber Europe was recently asked to provide equipment necessary to the repair and refurbishment of two harbor light and helipad towers in Europoort Rotterdam, Netherlands. The light tower / helipad structures were built in the mid-1970’s at the height of...

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