The materials arrived packed in signature Layher style, with lighter weights and smart packing driving down the high shipping costs typical of other scaffolding brands. Layher data estimates reduced component weights combined with logical shipping practices prevent the need for 1 of every 10 shipping loads, transferring savings to their clients.
“We take a page out of their book and warehouse on how they pack their product,” said Ferreras. “It’s extremely efficient. Our house manager models what they do in our yard.”
East Coast Rigging and Scaffolding completed the south build in 2-weeks’ time with a with a crew of about 10, staging the façade scaffold build from the ground level and suspended scaffold build from the rooftop.
“The field guys love working with it,” said Ferreras, “It’s an easier product to use and handle, very light.”
Layher high-tensile steel products come in over 4,000 parts with corrosion protected galvanized steel to make up the Layher Allround system. Users report a 10 percent faster build with Layher lightweight products, reducing field hours and exposure to risk. Florida contractors find it particularly appealing for its ability to withstand the brine that comes with working along the coast.
“The salt water out here eats away [at scaffolding]” added Ferreras, “Most other products start rusting within a year.“
Project highlights included a limited rooftop to accommodate build and equipment, making the swing stage necessary, and a significant slope on the building’s south side. To accommodate the gradient difference, East Coast Rigging and Scaffolding constructed a 20 ft scaffolding tower on one end that bridged to meet a 50 ft tower on the other. An adjustable swivel jack made the work possible.