Tallahassee, FL – Trekker Group recently completed the construction of temporary public access systems, including an ADA-compliant ramp, utilizing Layher Scaffolding materials in an effort to realize major renovations to local Rickards High School.
While most scaffolders are familiar with Layher public access solutions – like the Allround® Stair Tower – to provide temporary ingress and egress solutions, few realize Layher components can come together to provide accessible ramps fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Micah Turner, Access Division Manager at Trekker Group, says the company first started offering the ramps about two years ago. While the company is best known for selling, renting, and servicing construction equipment, Turner noticed an opportunity to parlay Trekker’s scaffolding work to meet temporary access needs like public ramps.
“ADA aluminum ramps end up at about 700 dollars per foot with other contractors,” said Turner, “When I got to thinking about it, I realized we could take the Layher pieces designed for stairs and make a ramp [for considerably less].”
General contractor, Allstate Construction, agreed and hired Trekker in July.
“Layher’s unique products are what enable you to do this,” said Turner.