Protections System for High-Rise Building Construction
EFCO’s POWER SHIELD® is a multi-purpose protection system that surrounds the perimeter of a building while under construction. The system is designed to provide weather protection for construction workers while also protecting workers and pedestrians from falling debris. This protection provides the look and feel of working at ground level which will increase worker productivity while also providing marketing and advertising space.
Safe and Secure Working Environment
The POWER SHIELD® system can be crane lifted or lifted hydraulically with an EFCO supplied power unit and gives any worker a greater level of safety and security as if working at ground level. In addition to a safe environment, a contractor will experience higher productivity levels from a secured working environment. EFCO POWER SHIELD® creates an efficient, productive and safe working environment for mid and high-rise building construction.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
- Leading edge protection
- Portable cycling equipment
- Walkway around building perimeter
- Component based for adaptability
- Sheeting options
- Ideal location for advertising opportunities
HOW DOES POWER SHIELD® IMPROVE CYCLING EFFICIENCY?
The POWER SHIELD® system relies on a powerful hydraulic system to provide ample lifting capacity to cycle the equipment vertically. The hydraulic cycling equipment is on wheels and can roll quickly to the next lift. Hoses and cylinders travel with the cart for easy handling. Quickly eliminates costly crane time to cycle the system. The result is a robust and safe working combination that helps to increase concrete construction productivity and improve worker safety.
WHAT ARE THE SHEETING OPTIONS WITH POWER SHIELD®?
Exterior sheeting options vary depending on the requirements of the project. Any sheeting easily attaches to the EFCO E-BEAM®. Whether your requirements are for protection from wind, cold weather or to enhance worker productivity, there are a variety of sheeting options to meet your needs and budget.
CAN YOU USE A CANTILEVER DECK OR LOOKOUT PLATFORM WITH THE EFCO POWER SHIELD®?
The EFCO POWER SHIELD® System has standard components to place any number of cantilever “lookout” platforms around the building perimeter. Lookout platforms can save time and money by providing easy crane access to equipment at each floor level with a nominal 8,000 lb capacity. Platforms can also be used in construction with access scaffolding to provide additional access/egress to the top floors.