, a subsidiary of Besix, the largest Belgian group operating in the construction and infrastructure sector in the region, has deployed Schindler's Robotic Installation System for Elevators (Schindler RISE) for construction work at Uptown Tower in Dubai.
Schindler RISE is the world’s first robot that can perform installation work in an elevator shaft.
Known for adopting innovative solutions, Besix is using the autonomous and self-climbing robot pioneered by Schindler, for the first time on a supertall tower.
Ideally suited for use in high-rise buildings, it will travel to all the levels of the tower to accurately measure and drill precision holes to set the anchor bolts necessary for the installation of the elevator guide rails and landing doors, said the statement from Besix.
Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture and being built by Besix Group, the Uptown Tower will feature 188 luxury hotel rooms and suites, restaurants, health spas, conference facilities, and 229 uniquely designed branded residences.
Guided by a smart and sustainable construction strategy, Uptown Tower will be a Leed Gold Certified Building, and home to a state-of-the-art DMCC
Business Hub. The 340-m tall Uptown Tower will be the first building within the Uptown Dubai district to get completed next year.
Luis Miguel Monteiro, Project Director at Six Construct of the Dubai Uptown Tower, said: "This cutting-edge technology is revolutionising the elevator installation by making construction faster and more accurate, while also improving the health and safety conditions for technicians."
"Robotic systems are becoming increasingly important to automate many of the construction industry’s repetitive and physically demanding tasks. Customer also benefit from increased accuracy, better quality installations and greater work safety & health conditions on the jobsite," he noted.
Paul Ashton, the executive director (Property) at DMCC said: "Using innovative solutions to build Uptown Tower in a sustainable and safe manner aligns perfectly with our core ethos."
"The Schindler RISE solution will not only provide a safer workplace for those working on the project but will also result in a higher-quality product," he stated.
As a technology leader in innovative urban solutions for smart cities, Schindler RISE couples AI with elevator technology to enable the safe and precise installation of elevators, paving the way for greater automation and digitalisation in the elevator industry, said a senior official.
Digitalisation extends the capabilities of Schindler RISE by also enabling it to record actions and automatically exchange data with a digital model of the building.
The pioneering innovation was nominated as a finalist for the Innovation Award 2019 by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats (CTBUH). It was also nominated finalist in the category Innovation Leaders of this year’s Swiss Technology Award, the most important distinction for innovation and technology transfer in Switzerland, he stated.
This is another example of Schindler’s commitment to providing smart urban mobility solutions to shape smart cities of the future, he added.-TradeArabia News Service