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Window Cleaning during Work at Height An approach to high risk works

Natalia Carre単o MA Integrated Design Production Technologies, Service Design


Weather conditions

TheProblem Problem The Accidents e.g. UK

580 by 2007

Stronger wind levels Temperature Haze? Time of installing

Stronger vortices Condition of the surface

Accidents - Falls

e.g. UK

258

by 2007

Time to develop the activity

Accidents Dropping tools

e.g. UK

86

by 2007 Pendulum > Fall movement Windows Columns

2m - Work at Height International Standars HSE - Health and Safety Executive (UK) WHO World Health Organization The Federal Association for the Building Craft (Germany) Institute of Legal Medicine and Forence Sciences (Bogotรก, COL)

Time (exposition) Fisical working condition

Movement of the activity itself

Lower wind levels


Scaffold

Existing ways to perform the job

Rope / Harness

Suspended Scaffolding


Advantages and disadvantages

Rope / Harness

$ Suspended Scaffolding

Job

Installation

Doesn’t garantiee accidents Does it work for all buildings? Shapes Heights

Cheapest Man manufacture

Involves a higher risk

Higher amount of accidents

HSE - Health and Safety Executive (UK) WHO World Health Organization The Federal Association for the Building Craft (Germany) Institute of Legal Medicine and Forence Sciences (Colombia)


Colonius

Which is the target market? Glass-building cleaning of 7 floors or more

Skyscrapers In Cologne

The latest construction systems, both for residential and non-residential / comercial purposes, are pre-fabricated, modular, and industrialized. This makes possible the construction of buildings whose outer cover is mainly in glass following the high-tech tendencies of architecture in the construction industry.

Which is the potential market? Mantainance-building-cleaning of 7 floors or + The POT (Plan de Ordenamiento Territorial) ‘Land Use Plan’ establishes that the average number of buildings constructed in the city of Bogotá are around 7 floors high. The potential market should expand to other markets worldwide with common patterns. DerKoelntriangle

Colonia Hochhaus

Kölnturm

Rheintower Unicenter TÜV Rheinland Herkules-Hochhaus among others


Research questions that follow: How is the quality of the job affected? (according to the exposition and time of the job)

Why do buildings like the Burj Khalifa, with the highest/most advanced technologies, requiere of a re-starting of the job after three months to get it completely clean? Is it because of the rough weather conditions? why do other buildings around the world follow the same pattern? How can I as an Industrial Designer, and MA in Integrated Design collaborate to develop a more effective/mutually beneficial working activity? Throughout a product that can provide less time (also less $) to perform the complete job (benefit for the Construction company, and for the Window cleaning company that supplies the service, as well as for the worker at height). Through a product that can improve the quality of the work (benefit both for the construction and cleaning company), as well as the working conditions (benefit for the worker). Throughout a product that in terms of costs can either mean: a higher cost in the product but rather a significant decrease in another costs (time, installation of equipment), or be less expensive as a ‘tool/systematic tool’ itself. Throughout an integral service offered through the product, decreasing secondary costs significantly.

Suggested areas of expertise: Service Design - Prof. Birgit Mager Production Technologies - Prof. Wolfgang Laubersheimer


Thank you .

Natalia Carre単o MA Integrated Design Production Technologies, Service Design


Window cleaning during Work at Height - Natalia Carreño