“I call it a train,” says Jon Fry, “the whole system just rolls.”
The comparison is easy to see. Two rows of castors on either side work in conjunction with the Tirfor system to provide mobility. The system is operated by a simple lever and is capable of managing heavy loads like the 10,000+ pound caged scaffold design composed of Layher Cassette Roof, walls of Protect System Scaffolding, and Allround® Scaffolding for the base structure.
Because improper removal of LBP can result in accidental releases with the possibility of endangering human health and the environment, safety was of the utmost concern in considering the design. Layher Protect System Scaffolding panels, lined with rubber seals, were chosen to create a water-tight positive pressure system, provide a barrier for hazardous materials, and protect against the wind and other elements. Clear panels provide light and a visibility from the outside.
“Georg Layher [Managing Director of Layher Holding] was impressed” says Darren Kincaid, Layher representative for Don Fry. “He’s someone who has seen many application of Layher material, so that’s not easy to do. It speaks volumes to Don Fry Scaffold and their forward thinking.”
A crew of six Blastco workers perform the day-to-day field tasks that include sandblasting and removing lead-based paint beneath a tarp inside the structure, repainting with non-toxic paint, and dissembling and reassembling the 300 feet of track as necessary to advance the housing.
Don Fry is expected to complete the final segment of the project in late June/early July 2015.