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Architectural Mesh Panel Maintenance

PCR are currently maintaining the 317 metre high (1040 ft) TorchTower in Doha, Qatar which is covered from top to bottom in an Architectural mesh which is set in steel frames and lightly tensioned with a series of springs. 

The Structure is faced with extreme hot and dry weather and exposure to sand, these conditions subject the building fabric with many challengers which to be addressed with a stringent maintenance programme.

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These include:

  • Tension checking the springs and bolts
  • Applying grease routinely
  • Installation of reinforcing plates to weakened areas of mesh.
  • Periodically removing areas of mesh panels were required.
  • Means of access to carry out the maintenance work by industrial rope access or suspended cradles.