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Façade Access Systems

Today’s buildings have very complex and distinctive façades which make them attractive, and in many cases, iconic.  Access to these buildings (and all structures) must be achieved through the design and implementation of a Façade Access System(s) that are integrated into the architecture, code compliant, functional, practical and cost effective. 

From low-rise to mega-tall buildings, our design and consulting services will be all-encompassing, and our team of industry experts stands ready to assist you on any project.

Whether a new design or retrofit project, we ensure your design ideas can come to life without being constrained by the code requirements to provide a safe access system. Our design team collaborates with the project team to ensure that the design of the FA systems are fully integrated with minimal impact on the conceptual design of the building. The end result is full hands-on access to the exterior and interior facades to carry out scheduled and un-scheduled building maintenance. Activities can be performed by meeting all codes in a functional, practical, and in cost-effective way. 

Façade Access Systems Services:

New Design and Consulting  
Existing Buildings  

 •    CONCEPT DESIGN                    
•    SCHEMATIC DESIGN
•    DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
•    CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS
•    BIDDING & NEGOTIATIONS
•    CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION
•    OPOS / WORK PLAN DEVELOPMENT 

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•    SITE SURVEY
•    MODERNIZATION
•    CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION
•    OPOS / WORK PLAN DEVELOPMENT
•    DUE DILIGENCE
•    30 DAY INSPECTIONS
•    OSHA ANNUAL INSPECTIONS
•    10 YEAR LOAD TESTING

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  • About Us

    Lance McMasters 
    SERVICE Leader, Façade Access Systems
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    With 15 years of experience, Lance is responsible for providing Façade Access consulting services for new equipment design, equipment assessments, modernization, inspection and testing, and construction services due diligence assessments.

    "Our ramp-up process is designed to empower your team and outfit them with the tools they need to answer all Façade Access Challenges. Contact us today to discuss how we can support your project and put you on track for full code compliance with a cost-effective solution."

    Lance has supported many notable projects, including:

    • Wilshire Grand, DTLA CA
    • Facebook, Menlo Park CA
    • Exxon Mobile Headquarters, Spring TX
    • Oceanwide Center, SF CA
    • Wuhan Greenland Center, PRC
    • Burj Khalifa, UAE
    • UBER Headquarters, SF CA
    • Amazon Headquarters, Seattle WA
    • 77 Beale Street, SF CA
    • Museum Tower, Dallas TX
    • Capital Tower, Houston, TX
    • The Legacy, Chicago IL
    • Ocean Wide Plaza, DTLA

Our Affiliates 

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Jorge
Hercules

BVNA COO & VP, Buildings & Infrastructure

We are excited to expand our service offerings and make certain that as façades are increasingly more complex and ornate, their access systems are designed, inspected, tested, and compliant with local building codes. As a global independent third party, we are uniquely positioned to verify that façade access systems are safe and fit for use.