The facade specialists from Kai Andersen A/S are sub-contractors on the hospital construction project. They are busy installing more than 300 multilayer windows each weighing 230-350 kg (550-770 lbs.).
Anders Krogh is installation manager and explains the challenge as follows:
– Construction projects on this scale are always unique and make special demands of new solutions.
– The facade elements are pre-fabricated at the factory and then installed by being hooked onto consoles at the concrete decks. It is a principle used in other countries in high-rise buildings, and requires a different way of installing the glass.
– In tall buildings it can be a challenge to install the glass using a crane, as there is limited crane capacity in this fast-moving industry. And some of the NAU buildings are so close together that there is no room for a crane and therefore the installation must take place from the inside, says Anders Krogh.
Using a glass robot from Smartlift the team installs each piece of glass within a few minutes - safe and efficient.
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Smartlift offers greater flexibility during window installation