Rise Rigging is a specialty work at height firm that is qualified to inspect & repair building of all types and ages
Comply with SF Ordinance #67-16, reduce risk to the public and identify damages for maintenance budgeting.
» RISE has experience with all facade types and ages
» Expertise with navigating the SF Department of Building Inspections
» Condition Assessments available for in depth proactive planning
» Single point of contact for access, inspections & repairs
RISE is San Francisco‘s premier rope access facade inspection engineering firm. RISE Delivers:
» Professional engineers
» Access & safety expertise
» External building
» General contractor services
» Fall protection engineering & installation
Rope Access is superior over all other external building access methods for inspection purposes.
» Excellent safety record
» Significant cost savings compared to mobile platforms and scaffold
» Rapid deployment
» Reduced impact to building
operations and the public
Building façade evaluation and maintenance is an important part of a building's long-term performance and safety. Façade inspections are required to assess exterior building elements that may become falling hazards in the event of failure due to age or seismic activity.
In 2016 the City of San Francisco enacted the San Francisco Façade Ordinance #67-16, which requires buildings five stories and taller to have a façade inspection every ten years by a licensed engineer or architect. The first required inspection depends on the age of the building as shown below. The first wave of buildings require completed inspections and reports submitted by the end of 2021.
Our Facade Inspection Approach
Date of Construction Completion Required Façade Inspection Completion
Prior to 1910 December 31, 2021
Between 1910 and 1925 December 31, 2023
Between 1926 and 1970 December 31, 2025
After 1970 December 31, 2027
Rise Rigging Licensed Engineers are experienced and fully equipped to inspect buildings of all ages, façade types and configurations. Our thorough and efficient approach meets San Francisco Ordinance #67-16 requirements, following ASTM E2270 - Standard Practice for Periodic Inspection of Building Facades for Unsafe Conditions. In addition, we have the ability to use Rope Access as needed to reach all features of a building while minimizing pedestrian and traffic disruptions. Rope access is the most efficient and safe manner of access and our efficiency is passed on as savings to building owners.
Our typical facade inspection involves the following steps:
Review of available information, including building drawings, maintenance records and discussion with the building engineer.
Provide a façade inspection plan for review and feedback from the building engineer and owner prior to our inspection.
Inspection of the façade elevations per SF Ordinance #67-16 and ASTM E2270. This includes an overall visual review, detailed inspection of decorative elements, protruding features and areas where we have identified potential issues.
A report detailing our findings, including annotated elevations and photos identifying the locations of conditions we observed. The report will meet the requirements of SF Ordinance #67-16.
Identify and report unsafe conditions to the building owner and Department of Building Inspection per the Ordinance. We will work with the owner on the best approach to stabilize the unsafe condition. As a licensed Contractor, RISE can also safely remove or stabilize any immediate hazards.
Engineering at height
Building envelope services
Building facade condition assessments
Solutions for access and rigging challenges
Equipment installations and construction services
Rooftop anchor certification, fall protection
design and installations.
RISE Core Competencies
RISE stands apart from other engineering firms due to our composite suite of services. Simply combining access, inspection and repair into a single provider saves significant cost and time for any size project. Steel frame scaffold and suspended platforms are inefficient, slow to deploy and often limited in their reach on building’s protruding features. Rope access has the ability to position workers on all features of even the most complicated structures to inspect and repair in a timely manner which lowers project spending.
Simply put, we can easily access elements of your building that others cannot.
The reduced project duration by employing rope access has a net benefit of not only reduced cost but the reduction in time and focus of building management allowing for other tasks and duties to be fulfilled.
The team at RISE is geared for customer service and we enjoy bringing value to our customers. We care for the properties we work on and enjoy the fostering of long lasting working relationships.
Give us a call today to discuss your project and we thank you for your time.
OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE
General Engineering Contractor Lic. # 1051954