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Church services continued thanks to a creative scaffolding solution
The Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral in Florence is one of Italy’s most important tourist attractions. In 2018, a work and birdcage scaffolding had to be built inside the cathedral so that maintenance and refurbishment could be performed on one of the ceilings. The scaffolding provider faced a task that was both clear-cut and complex: to erect a scaffolding that allowed the continued use of the cathedral as a place of worship without any reduction of seating capacity. Edilcomit Ponteggi s.r.l., a Siena-based scaffolding company, accepted the challenge and delivered the perfect solution to bridge the apse – to a great extent thanks to Layher Allround Scaffolding Lightweight and the Layher Allround FW System, which was being used for the first time by the company.
The perfect set-up for appraisal
The Swabian town of Ehingen got a big shock in December 2018 when a large piece of plaster broke away from the ceiling fresco at St. Blasius parish church. A scaffolding had to be built in the church nave so that the appraiser could inspect the ceiling and to provide a safe work platform in case any restoration work was necessary. Gerüstbau Schlosser GmbH was requested to do the scaffolding work. There were two “firsts” associated with this project: it was the first time that scaffolder Hubert Schlosser had used Layher Allround Scaffolding, and the first time that the new Layher Aluminium FlexBeam had been erected standing vertically.
A fast escape to safety in the event of fire
The Zoar Protestant Deaconry serves the local communities at 13 locations in Rhineland-Palatinate. One of Zoar’s locations is Inkelthalerhof near Rockenhausen, which was founded in 1854. It offers residential and support services to handicapped individuals. To ensure that the residents can quickly escape to safety in the event of a fire, the specialists at Gemeinhardt Gerüstbau Service GmbH constructed 13 escape stairtowers and an escape bridge. Thanks to Layher Allround Scaffolding the stairtowers could be adapted to the deaconry’s special needs and satisfy all legal requirements.
Ireland – strong beer and best milk
People outside Ireland who hear the name of Kilkenny, at least the beer drinking community, automatically associate it with the Irish ale of the same name. But Kilkenny is also a town and a county in south-eastern Ireland with a booming dairy farming industry. In Waterford, some 30 miles south of Kilkenny, the new Glanbia dairy that is being built confronted the experts at Skyline Scaffolding Ltd. with an unusual challenge.
An impressive construction site for an impressive development
A spectacular new building is currently under construction in central Berlin, less than a mile away from the Brandenburg Gate and right on top of the former border between eastern and western Germany. It’s going to be the new headquarters for Axel Springer SE, the publishing house responsible for the German tabloid BILD, among other publications. Designed by famous Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, the building is located on a 10,000 m² plot of land between Schuetzenstrasse, Zimmerstrasse und Jerusalemer Strasse. Tracing the course of the Wall diagonally through the building as a void to creating an expansive interior atrium, it will fascinate architecture and history fans alike.