Another solution could be a suspended scaffold. This system is lowered from the top of the structure and is anchored either with Davit arms or with, for example, a special outrigger. The use of a suspended platform however is also limited, as it has weight limitations. Plus this system is generally only useful on straight facades.
The most common solution to lifting (heavy) materials during construction is the use of a crane. Some cranes are grounded at street level, other cranes are built up on the structure under construction. This all depends on the size of the construction site. Crane solutions are only suitable for objects, not for lifting people.
So facade access equipment can be used for more than just maintenance and repairs. The equipment, if designed for the job, can be used to lift and lower people and materials during construction to help finalize the building.
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