Facade Access Consulting

DH Glabe & Associates provides facade access consulting & testing services for architects, contractors, building owners and managers across the United States. This includes providing specific structural design and certification services to meet OSHA and CalOSHA applicable standards. Facade access consulting is typically utilized to enable safe operations for window washing and building envelope maintenance activities. This includes consulting and design of all structural components of the facade systems including davit pedestals, davit bases, fall protection anchors, building maintenance units (BMU's), monorails, tie-back anchors, davit arms, trolleys and more. Federal OSHA standards include 1910.66 and 1910.27.

Our facade access engineers provide turnkey structural design and engineering for installation on new buildings, as well as retrofit design for existing buildings. This includes providing working plans or Operating Procedures Outline Sheet (OPOS) when necessary to outline a safe use of the installed equipment, and providing consulting on the latest applicable regulations regarding walking working surfaces. All designs incorporate the latest applicable standards from OSHA, CalOSHA, IBC, ASME, IWCA and ANSI.

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To comply with OSHA and other various regulations, many building owners and managers are being required to install new facade access and fall protection equipment on their existing buildings. As consulting engineers, our job is two-fold. The first is to provide our clients with a comprehensive and safe engineered facade access system. The second is to provide this system in the most cost-effective manner possible. Building owners and managers need to provide safe access for workers, but this does not necessarily mean that a new piece of permanent hardware must be installed on every square inch of a building. We pride ourselves on providing our clients with value-engineered solutions that deliver efficient facade access. The less cumbersome an installation, the more cost-effective it becomes while in turn reducing the risk of injury during use.
The DHG team of engineers provides owners with a turnkey design engineering package for facade access. This means that we do not stop short at simply designing the façade access equipment, we provide the full structural package that will allow the system to be installed. For new installations, this includes analysis and design of roof structural members to support the loads imposed by the installed system. For existing buildings that require retrofit, our engineers provide the following: site investigation of the existing structure, structural analysis, and design of reinforcing members. After installation, we provide load testing of the newly installed system to comply with OSHA 1910.27 and 1910.66 standards.

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