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CoxGomyl is a leading global provider of premium facade access solutions. Present around the world with over 60 years of experience, CoxGomyl has the broadest range of configurable building maintenance units built on innovative, proven technologies which provide exceptional performance.

At CoxGomyl, it all starts with design. CoxGomyl employs the facade access industry’s largest team of design engineers, each of which are experienced in developing safe, functional, cost-effective solutions for even the most complex facade access challenges. Through collaboration with architects, consultants, builders and developers, the design engineers develop an integrated solution that delivers the desired access whilst blending seamlessly into the building aesthetic.

Throughout the design process, the design engineers consider several factors to ultimately deliver the ideal solution. 

Building structure

The first important step for design engineers is to assess the building itself. The engineers will consider the structure’s height and its number and shape of facades to determine which of the CoxGomyl product ranges is most suitable. For example, a building of low complexity may be best suited to a 1000 or 3000 series product. Likewise, the design engineer will consider if the building features specific architectural qualities, such as atriums which are often best matched with the facade access solution of a gantry.

Facade materials and cleaning cycles

Buildings can feature facades constructed from numerous materials, including concrete, metal, brick, glass, stone or terracotta. CoxGomyl design engineers will consider the material concerning the type and frequency of cleaning it will require. For example, brick and terracotta will likely require less frequent cleaning using acid-based cleaners in comparison to the requirement of glass for regular pressure washing with water. 

Concealment of façade access systems

CoxGomyl understands that the concealment of facade access systems is essential to ensure that the structures architectural design is unimpeded. The engineers will use tools such as the Facade Access BIM Gallery to compare and select the most suitable product for each building’s needs throughout the design process. This tool helps simulate the use of our products throughout the project, providing a visual representation of the machine early in the process.

Building loads and roof access 

When designing facade access systems, it is essential that the engineers carefully consider the buildings load limits. There is no point in creating a system that the structure cannot handle due to its weight or size. Likewise, during this phase, attention will be paid to the installation method of the machine to decide on the best strategy and ensure that the system is built accordingly, such as in parts to travel through elevators or via crane.

Discover more about the considerations made by CoxGomyl design engineers, or get in touch with the expert team for information on the range of facade access solutions available.

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