UBS Designs, Engineers, Erects, and Dismantles Hoisting, Scaffolding, and Protection Systems.


UBS’ engineering ingenuity first revolutionized the way buildings were hoisted in the 1980s, when UBS introduced the patented Aluminum Backstructure System that allowed multiple hoists to be clustered in one location thereby improving cost, efficiency and constructability for the overall project. This cutting-edge technology became the standard for all future high-rise building projects in New York City. Twenty years later, UBS introduced the next generation of hoisting system, technologically superior by allowing approximately 90% of the installation to be performed at ground level, greatly reducing workers' “time in the tower at height” risk. >


UBS_ScaffoldingUBS scaffolding systems are well recognized for engineering excellence and their unique aluminum frame access system, making them ideal for challenging projects all over the country. Entrusted to provide custom design solutions for both interior and exterior scaffolding for iconic public destinations such as the The Statue of Liberty, Grand Central Station, Washington Monument, and The Jefferson Memorial, UBS consistently works to ensure safe access for both workers and the public throughout construction. >

Protections Systems including our Patented Cocoon System

UBS_ProtectionOur innovative engineering solutions allow UBS to provide protection systems of virtually every kind, from high-capacity sidewalk sheds and vertical perimeter protection systems to custom horizontal netting systems. 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 faster and more economically than ever before, while ensuring a safer working environment, both for those working on a project, and pedestrians around it. >