Hoists In Demand on Green Skyscrapers
An innovative building - the Bosco Verticale skyscrapers in Milan, Italy - project comprising two towers hosting more than 900 trees won the prestigious International High-rise Award.
During the construction two Alimak passenger and materials hoists were used by Colombo Costruzioni S.p.A. during the construction of.
There were three main challenges during the project:
- One challenge concerned the different positions and dimensions of the terraces on the outside of the towers. There was a need to create an ideal landing solution on all floors for easy and fast use.
- The second challenge focused on increasing the performance of the hoists; reducing waiting times at the landings and optimizing the loads/unloads according to the hoist ascent or descent.
- The final challenge was to keep the hoist downtime to a minimum and increase the uptime. The Alimak Hek A3 remote monitoring system, which sends activity reports back to the jobsite engineers, ensured that this was achieved.
The Alimak Scando 450 construction hoists were an integral part of the construction of the two skyscrapers.
The first Alimak hoist had an 80 m lifting height and 17 landings and the second 112 m and 25 landings. Both hoists had the Alimak ALC-II control system and A3 remote monitoring systems.
Colombo Costruzioni S.p.A. was able to meet the challenge of moving workers efficiently, constantly and safely during the all construction phase with the collaboration of Alimak Hek partner in Lombardia, A.C.G. 5 S.r.l.