Wind Monitoring for Building Maintenance Units
30 Sep 2020, 13:14
Building maintenance units or BMUs are important in high-rise buildings, providing external access to the facade for cleaning and maintenance. BMUs are vulnerable to high winds and building managers must ensure safe working conditions for cleaning crews. Weather forecasts provide a general idea of what to expect but only a wind monitoring system can track outdoor conditions in real time. When a BMU is equipped with a wind monitoring system, it can detect the early warning signs of high wind and turbulence. This way, building managers can suspend any cleaning or maintenance activities before the wind threatens the crew. Consider that accidents can happen even if the BMU does not fall. Materials and heavy tools may be dropped several floors, and crew members may lose their footing if the cradle becomes unstable.