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A- MOBILE PERMANENT ROOF INSTALLED AT THE BEGINNING
An adapted roof that is suitable and equipped to support the construction is installed as soon as the first repeating floor is completed on the foundation. This permanent roof can remain on the building if it has the desired geometry or it can be adapted at the end of the project.
B- ROOF LIFTING MECHANISM
The roof is raised by a lift system which allows for the creation of a construction area, surrounded by a protective wall that is attached to either the building or the roof. A carrier is used to transport the materials and the workers to the construction area.
C- PROTECTIVE ENCLOSURE
A metal structure attached to the roof and covered with a reinforced canvas, allows for sealing and control of the work environment. The canvas is installed up to the parapet and descends to the working gateway, while respecting local standards applicable to conventional work platforms.
D- NEW FLOORS BUILT UNDER SHELTER
The structure of the next floor is assembled from ground level and can be positioned using the adapted roof and its hoisting system. The work is done ergonomically, safely and productively in order to complete the subassembly prior to positioning it to its final height.
E- HIGH CAPACITY HOIST
A large-format carrier replaces the conventional elevator and can route all workers and building materials to the floors. Composed of at least two masts anchored to the structure, the carrier remains in place during the entire construction period. The capacity and quantity of carriers are adapted to the size of the project.
The upbrella innovation
Upbrella allows to :
• Create a protected, isolated environment (permanent roof and protective wall)
• Create a fully equipped and mechanized construction area
• Support the building construction floor by floor
• Start finishing touches and occupancy of the lower floors faster
• Adjust the pace of construction for the floors above the sales floor
• Suspend construction if sales stagnate and occupy completed floors, then resume construction of the upper floors when the demand warrants it
1- Eliminates all irritants of open construction
2- Bypasses start-up difficulties related to the scale
3- Reduces business risks associated with the pace of sales
4- Increases flexibility compared to conventional construction
5- Reduces insurance costs
6- Eliminates having to catch up on lost days due to bad weather
7- Reduces overhead and high winter costs
8- Increases energy efficiency of the building site
9- Reduces disruption and public occupancy costs
10- Allows occupation during the construction process therefore optimizes occupation rates of the project