University of TexasAugust 8, 2013
San Antonio, TX
Universities are regularly faced with access challenges in many on campus buildings. In addition to dimensional and weight access issues, many campuses face tight time constraints. It's not easy for Facility Manager's to find a solution that won't interfere with everyday campus life.
The challenge initially facing this university was accessing speakers in the basketball arena complex. The Coliseum serves many functions throughout the year: basketball camps, intramurals, graduation and games themselves. Shutting down the courts and setting up scaffolding to access the speaker system wasn't a viable option for the university. They had already ruled out a traditional 80' boom lift because of the gym's floor load rating. Most gym floors have a lower floor load rating than other facilities but this was made more sensitive with cushioned material underneath the hardwood floors to protect the athlete's from injury.
The solution for their problem was the LEO 30T. Operating on electric mode inside the gym, they were able to drive the lift in the gym after it was closed on the weekend to complete their work. While the LEO 30T was in the building they were also able to access lights and the scoreboard for preventive maintenance. Using the LEO 30T allowed the university's maintenance staff to complete their entire scope of work without interfering with a single planned event in the gym.
Because similar problems exist in multiple buildings across campus, the university has applied this solution to many other access needs eliminating many uses of expensive and obstructive scaffold. The LEO Series lifts has allowed work throughout the school year balancing the workload rather than having an overloaded summer and holiday work schedule.