UBS provides protection systems of virtually every kind from high capacity sidewalk shed and vertical perimeter protection systems to custom horizontal netting systems.
Our innovative engineering solutions have allowed UBS the ability to provide a specialty system to accommodate any application.
The UBS Cocoon is a patented protection system, designed to protect the leading edge of floors under construction. Working closely with major contractors in the New York area, where typical concrete construction follows a two-day pour cycle (a new floor is poured every second day) the system was developed and refined to support these aggressive construction schedules. The UBS Cocoon enables projects to be built safer, faster, and more economically than ever before.
The system requires the use of a crane only during the initial installation and final dismantle. All raises are accomplished independently of building construction activities utilizing manual lifting devices, which maintains the construction schedule and minimizes impact on other trades.
Consisting of vertical panels, solid horizontal flaps, and a secondary safety net, the system is designed to provide fall protection and debris containment at the source. Connecting to the top two most recently constructed floors, the system extends approximately two and a half additional floors, providing protection at the perimeter of both the top and next to be constructed floors. A series of interlocking panels and slider rails, custom designed and fabricated to the building specifications, allow the system to be raised in sequence with construction operations. Handrails are located at each floor elevation, solid decks are provided for access and debris containment at the lower two floors, and a material net with fine debris liner is installed below the system to provide further containment of any small debris.
With the support and cooperation of the leading NYC agencies, including the NYC Department of Buildings, BEST Squad, Office of the Mayor, NYFD, and the construction industry, UBS again is on the leading edge of safety and protection innovation, helping to ensure a safer working environment, both for those working on a project, and pedestrians around it.