May 7, 2019

How do you provide a fast to install suspended work platform on an offshore pipe bridge?

The standard scaffolding solution was very unattractive. The high dead load of the suspended scaffold meant that the scaffold could only be built in small sections on the pipe bridg...

May 6, 2019

How do you provide a working platform to the inside of a furnace that is 80m deep, 25m wide and tapered at the base? The work scope involved weld repairs on the heat exchanger piping. It seemed at first that the only solutions for this project were going to be highly e...

April 24, 2019

The road access on live hydrocarbon jetties must be clear when product is loaded or offloaded from a ship.

The typical problem is that the maintenance team would unload several tons of scaffold on the jetty in order to start building the scaffolding under deck. A ship w...

March 26, 2019

"Why is V-Deck™ able to deliver these huge time savings?"

It's a very reasonable question and one easily explained. In brief, the V-Deck™ is a simple system to install with a reduced number of lightweight component parts.

Firstly, the system has been designed to be simpl...

March 18, 2019

I am going to get off the fence straight up and say something that may surprise you. I love scaffolding. 

There is a "but" ... which I will come to later.

I read a book set in the Middle Ages where the author describes in great detail the ways in which the early builders...

March 11, 2019

Getting the right team on site. The holy grail for contracting businesses in a world of self-employed contractors whose first interest always has to be themselves and their families. It ain't easy and I don't have a silver bullet answer.

When you have the right team on...

March 4, 2019

If you want a 3kN/m2 UDL access platform 7.5m below the cellar deck offshore in the North Sea - what do you do?

Turns out the answer is pretty simple. Erect a V-Deck™ in a couple of shifts with a team of four and you're done.

Simples.

February 28, 2019

Apparently the entrepreneurial and innovation life is a "journey". This is the mot du jour to describe a series of business decision, some of which are planned....others less so. It's a fine word, it's just that it rather mis-describes our reality. A journey implies a...

February 17, 2019

 "Zero contact points? Really??"

These are words I hear from time to time. Contact points are such an accepted feature of our world that a world without contact points seems impossible, right?

Wrong. It is entirely possible when using the V-Deck™ as the above photo testi...

February 10, 2019

It almost goes without saying that scaffolders and rope access techs aren't that fond of the other. You know how it goes:

The scaffolders like to complain that rope techs are divas who don't know a hard days work and that at best they are "dopes on a rope".

The rope tech...

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