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Spider Provides Access for Condominium Construction in Portland

Spider, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, provided suspended access solutions for sheet metal installation during the construction of The Overton, the new 26-story residential condominium in Portland, Oregon.


When faced with the task of installing extremely delicate sheet metal within the general contractor’s aggressive timeline, the customer, McKinstry, turned to Spider for an access solution. Spider provided four 23-ft swingstages with a corner return powered by SC1500 traction hoists.

The platforms were equipped with 16-ft counter-balanced beams that enabled them to traverse over the 3-ft return of the building without adding the obstacle of an additional hoist. Spider’s expert rigging team installed all swingstages from the eighth floor in just two days and provided on-site user and safety training to the crew, enabling McKinstry to complete their work safely, efficiently, and aggressively without interfering with other simultaneous finishing work.

“We really appreciate the excellent customer service we receive from Spider,” commented Jeanette Lampe, Project Manager with McKinstry. “We can count on Spider to have highly skilled workers and the latest and greatest equipment, meet our budget, and assist with difficult access issues. We truly believe that we have a great working relationship with Spider, that we are not just another transaction.”

Spider’s phase of this construction project began in August 2015 and is expected to be completed by March 2016.