Anticipating the level of complexity and effort needed, a Claremont representative recalled another recent and challenging project: Harbor Village out of Pensacola. Like Phoenix II, Harbor Village is a high rise located along the beach. Claremont was impressed by the 10-story scaffold that wrapped the gulf-side building, figuring the contractor responsible may be able to help in similar fashion.
In October, Claremont reached out to Micah Turner at Trekker Group – the scaffolder responsible for Harbor Village – to take a look. Turner serves as Access Division Manager at Trekker, a company that provides building supplies and equipment, including forming and shoring, in the southern United States.
“When I was trying to come up with a solution, the Layher FlexBeam came to mind,” said Turner. “Rather than shutting down a building that is doing a million dollars or more [in revenue], we are able to come around multiple levels at a fraction of the price.”
Layher – a manufacturer of scaffolding supplies and longtime partner of Trekker – first showcased the FlexBeam to Trekker employees at an onsite demonstration for clients over a year ago.
“When I first saw the FlexBeam, I saw the potential,” said Turner.
Introduced to market in April 2019, the Layher FlexBeam is a rectangular hollow aluminum beam originally designed for suspension and support applications.