RMD Kwikform has launched its new high-rise safety screen solution, Ascent 200
As the next generation of debris protection, RMD Kwikform has worked with its customers to develop the new system in order to accommodate for the changing requirements of the high-rise building sector. After extensive market and customer research, RMD Kwikform recognised some of the common challenges contractors face when constructing high-rise buildings. This included health and safety and debris containment, ease of assembly and solution flexibility.
In light of this, RMD Kwikform’s Ascent 200 encompasses a double-height cantilever design, has a stronger mast which enables the class leading single depth structure that aids transport efficiency, and boasts additional cladding options. These include a corrugated perforated profiled steel sheeting, a fixed and sliding mesh panel that can be adjusted in situ, and the already popular plastic sheeting that allows for customer branding and advertising. There are even hybrid options that combine multiple options. Alongside its advanced hydraulic climbing system, Ascent 200 has fewer, yet newly designed components that allows for quicker assembly time and a reduction in transport costs. The new system also has the ability to provide fully sealed enclosures on angled facades of up to 10 degrees.
RMD Kwikform has also designed a range of additional components that further support the safety and efficiencies of Ascent 200. This includes various containment and debris seal accessories, main slab anchors, edge seals and access platforms.
Denise Maguire Editor of Irish Construction Industry Magazine