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Building smarter, faster and safer

The construction process of a building can be anything but linear. It’s not uncommon for curveballs to be thrown from any which way and for setbacks to occur - living through multiple lockdowns has made us more aware of this than ever.

The construction process of a building can be anything but linear. It’s not uncommon for curveballs to be thrown from any which way and for setbacks to occur – living through multiple lockdowns has made us more aware of this than ever.

Getting workers and materials to the right place at the right time is what keeps the project on track. KONE Construction Time Use solutions are here to make the construction process run smoothly and efficiently, leaving less room for delays and more productivity.

KONE Construction Time Use (CTU) Elevators save time, cut costs and boost productivity in more ways than one. CTU Elevators are simply the final elevator to the building, equipped with protective material so they can be used during construction.

Where an external hoist would be out of action during strong weather conditions, by operating internally in the building, these high speed, large capacity CTU lifts allow for safe operation no matter the weather. This means fewer days lost due to weather delays and more reliability that the project can run as planned.

Once the building is ready, the protective material is removed, the final signalisation, interior materials and accessories can be installed – and the elevator is ready for your handover. With faster travel time and less disruption, KONE CTU Elevators can save hundreds of working hours, while increasing safety and mitigating risk factors.

The possibilities for optimising the construction process don’t stop there. KONE JumpLift fast-tracks the construction of a building, while improving the overall safety and efficiency of the build. The JumpLift is a self-climbing elevator with a temporary machine room, which moves (jumps!) vertically within the building’s permanent elevator shaft as the building progresses higher at each stage. This strategy allows the lift to continue servicing the lower levels at every phase while construction continues above, enabling the building to be used as required until the project is finalised.

Steve Caratzas from KONE says, “The JumpLift offers an incredible ability to stage and strategise the build. Particularly with high rise buildings, the JumpLift allows workers and materials to be safely transported up the building in any condition, and jumps can be scheduled so they minimise impact on other construction activities. It really is a game changing solution.”

With significantly faster travel times, implementing KONE Construction Solutions mean workers spend less time waiting and more time working. At the same time, energy efficient hoisting technology cuts energy costs while reducing the carbon footprint of the project.

Risk mitigation is one of the many challenges builders face on a project. Ensuring the project is delivered to the highest standard of quality, on time and within budget is the primary goal.

As a global leader in elevator technology and installation methodology, KONE understands construction, and we have refined our process using years of customer feedback to ensure seamless installation with quality remaining front of mind. It’s one thing to install a proven elevator into your building but our expert installation team is what really sets a KONE lift apart.

“Time and time again, customers tell us that the quality of installation is why they keep choosing to partner with KONE.

“We’re incredibly proud that our well-trained and professional team are renowned for their quality processes, working on all types of projects from small residential elevators to complex skyscrapers,” says Catatzas.

Smoother, faster project completion begins with efficient people flow. To learn more about KONE Construction Solutions, visit KONE.COM.AU

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