You are important to us. We do not aim to change design, but offer practical solutions that can ensure ease of access while preserving original beauty.
We have worked with architects from Fender Katsalidis, Elenberg Fraser, CK Designworks, Plus Architecture, and more. Our practical understanding of façade access always offers clear perspective especially during building design. Some common building concerns that we discuss are:
- Delicate edges (Glazed or non-structural)
- Significant under-hangs or reach-ins
- Not landing on balconies (to preserve property value)
- Egress from abseil landing
The Vogue - Chapel Street South Yarra
Architect: The Buchan Group
Builder: Hickory Developments
Completed: Dec 2011
The Vogue – Chapel Street South Yarra
At 31 storeys high The Vogue in South Yarra was the most challenging project that Resourcity had undertaken to date. Resourcity designed a system of abseiling and roof access that met all of the complex project problems including; a curved height building crown, installation of anchors below paving, and rigging ropes over glazed edges.
A customised davit system was developed. To make relocating the davit possible around the crown gantry and caged ladder it was built of lightweight material.
This building consists of 44 Davit points on the steel gantry, 44 Lateral restraints (at the half-abseil mark), 3 horizontal lifelines, 55 anchors beneath paving, 60 Floor set anchors, and 26 inverted anchors – used to access under-hangs. Resourcity was also asked by the builder to rig up a protective catch net over a glazed atrium, which is now part of the shopping centre below.
Alt Apartments - Flemington
Architect: Fender Katsalidis Architects
Builder: Hickory Developments - Life Built
Completed: May 2012
Alt Apartments - Flemington
Alt Apartments was the third; and largest building stage on the Flemington road site. Building on our long-term relationship with Hickory Developments, Resourcity worked closely with Fender Katsalidis Architects to develop a simplified – over parapet abseil system including structural steel parapet guides that doubled in areas as rooftop guard railing.
This particular building includes 77 floor set anchors with associated parapet guides, 35 Lateral restraints (at the half-abseil mark), and 4 inverted anchors to be used to access under-hangs. Builders, Architects, and finally the owner's corporation have been very satisfied with the result.
Unitised Building (UB)
Building Name: Prefabricated Construction
Issue: Anchor Points
Completed: Ongoing Use
Unitised Building construct high-rise buildings in a factory, they made of custom steel modules that are almost complete before they leave the factory.
Resourcity worked closely with Unitised Building in developing a safe method to access the rooves of each steel module.
The system includes 2 major anchor points that are connected by a nylon rope and tensioner, which acts like a lifeline. The system including major anchors was tested using our ratchet and pull test equipment.