Henrik Anderson of Brunkeberg presented groundbreaking ideas for faster safer high-rise construction at the international CTBUH conference in Shenzen/Hong Kong. A case is shown for a how a high rise construction program can be completed in half time.
A Novel Façade System to Improve the Whole High-Rise Building Process
The CTBUH presentation was based on the newly published article written by Henrik Falk and Henrik Andersson of Brunkeberg Prof Fredrik Friblick of Prolog and Joop Mul of ATB consultants/Besix.
This paper introduces a façade system integrated with the vertical transportation of building materials and climbing weather protection for the faster and safer construction of high-rise buildings. In the presented case study, the general contractor estimates building a high-rise in half the originally planned construction time with the use of these innovations. The system is designed with a focus on reducing time for projects and, instead promoting flow on construction sites according to lean principles, recognizes the problems in traditional installation systems, such as the chain reactions of delay and high-rise logistical bottlenecks. This weather-independent system is to be installed and run from the building exterior and require only minimal on- oor work. This innovative, climbing weather protection system acclimates the working area, providing a controlled environment for welding and concrete work. The system, including patented technologies, has successful onsite trials and is ready for full commercialization.