One Thousand Ocean condominium
The Work Site
The One Thousand Ocean building is undergoing a large scale, 1 ½ to 2 years, restoration project with Florida-based Waterfront Services Inc. as the main contractor.
The restoration work was commissioned to be performed with minimal disturbance to the residents. Additionally, the work site has severe access issues since there is very limited operational space available on site. Boom lift use is very limited in the area and most of the goods/materials have to be lifted with a tower crane or forklifts.
At one Thousand Ocean facades Waterfront Services decided to use primarily mast climbers from Sunbelt Rentals because:
- the contractor needed more lifting capacity than swing stages could provide
- on top of the building there are penthouse apartments and the contractor didn’t want to create any annoyance or disturbance to the penthouse residents/balconies (which couldn’t be avoided using swing stage platforms and their rigging systems). With mast climbers access was possible due to their small footprint and ground up construction.
- the area surrounding the building is very tight and limits the access space.
Mast Climbers at work
During the first phase of the restoration project, two mast climbers were used. During the second phase the number was increased to five mast climbers. Additionally, some assisting swing stages were used in one corner of the building, though their use was limited due to the difficulty of coming off the roofs or around the balconies.
Mast climbers were used to perform full concrete restoration work on the building facades, painting and waterproofing on balconies, vertically transporting materials like wall and floor tiles, accessing the balcony ledges, and concrete restoration of the sheer walls. The engineers also used the mast climbers to inspect the quality of work and for communicating with workers.
On the rear of the building, above the third floor, all the balconies angle inwards. Platform extensions were used to work around the angles above the third floor. Outriggers were set at an angle (3ft on one side, 6ft on the other side) to access the balcony ledges. A stair tower was built on the side of the mast climbers to enable access to the mast climbers from the 3rd storey level. The mast climbers were on average about 40ft long and had platform extensions to allow work on the balcony ledges.
|Location of the Project||1000 S Ocean Drive, Boca Raton, FL|
|Nature of Project||Concrete Restoration Work|
|Main Contractor||Waterfront Services Inc.|
|Rental Company for MCWPs||Sunbelt Rentals|
|Machines used||Mast Climbing Work Platforms|
|Models||7 x SC5000 (with different lengths)|
|Max. Working Height||85 ft|
|Building Height||10 storeys, 85 ft|
|Building Designed by||Garcia Stromberg|