Spider Provides Access Solution for Curtain Wall Installation at RIU Hotel Times Square, New York

Seattle – Spider, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, recently provided a complete access equipment solution for the curtain wall installation on the new 29-story luxury RIU Hotel Times Square in New York.

Faced with a challenging rooftop landscape that was filled with obstructive mechanical equipment and a complex air conditioning unit, Doria, Inc. turned to Spider for an innovative access solution. Spider’s engineering team expertly navigated the rooftop obstructions with a well planned maze of rigging equipment, including pipe scaffolding, gantries, OBS frames, outrigger beams, and max reach assemblies. Doria, Inc. installed Spider’s complex rigging system according to the strict requirements of the NYC DOB and equipped it with two Spider monorail systems, Beta Max Leo XXL VFD material hoists, and five swingstages powered by SC1000 traction hoists and furnished with walk-thru stirrups. Collectively, this system enabled precise positioning of the curtain wall panels while providing optimum safety and productivity to the crews.

Additionally, Spider provided 32-Hour Suspended Scaffolding Training as well as fall protection equipment to Doria, Inc.

“We chose Spider for this particular project because they provide reliable equipment, and they do it with personable, quality service,” commented Mike Sofranin, President of Doria, Inc. “Spider's monorail performed beautifully, and the suspended scaffolding provided everything our customers needed. We had two of our biggest clients working on this site, and they both relayed the highest praise for Spider’s equipment and service. We knewwe could count on Spider to support this project from start to finish.”

Spider’s equipment successfully endured six months of constant operation on the RIU Hotel jobsite, with multiple trades using the swing stages to access their work. 

About Spider:

Founded in 1947, Spider, a division of SafeWorks, created the powered suspended access business by introducing the well known Spider basket. Since then, our product and service offering has expanded greatly to serve the needs of an ever-growing marketplace. Spider is the largest manufacturer and distributor of access and safety solutions in North America, serving more customers from more locations with a wider variety of products and services than any other company. From baskets, traction hoist and platform rental, to safety and training, to specialty-engineered products - Spider has a strong team of professionals, along with a national network of sales, service and support capabilities to provide you with the most reliable access solutions available.

About Doria, Inc.:

Doria, Inc. is a suspended-scaffolding turnkey provider. By delivering both engineering and permitting services as well as rental of suspended scaffolding, we give our customers themost cost-effective suitable equipment to completetheir job on budget. Our team of scaffolders is highly skilled and dedicated to keeping staff, and the public, safe in a busy work environment. Companies throughout the tri-state area have come to depend on Doria, Inc. for fair prices, dependability, consistent product quality, and, above all, our high degree of skilled labor and customer service that comes with our years of experience. All of Doria, Inc.'s installers are OSHA and 32-hour qualified. Doria, Inc.'s safety policies meet or exceed the safety standards set by OSHA and the New York Department of Buildings.

Spider, a division of SafeWorks

365 Upland Drive, Seattle, WA 98188 

Telephone: 877-774-3370- Fax: 206-575-6240 -Email: spider@spiderstaging.com

Media Contact:

Heidi Krueger – Marketing Specialist,  Heidi.Krueger@SafeWorks.com

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