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The Three Towers Scaffold

The Three Towers Scaffold by Scafit
The Three Towers Scaffold by Scafit

The Three Towers Scaffold

Simple but neat, James Winters of Scafit planned this scaffold which was built under the supervision of Pat Brier. Layher Allround Scaffolding and Layher hatch decks provided safe and fast access for maintenance crews.

Three Towers Scaffold maintenance access

The Universal College of Learning (UCOL) Technical College in Palmerston North, New Zealand, and was required for maintenance and to replace the accelerator fans.

UCOL background

UCOL was founded in 1907 and was previously known as the Palmerston North Technical School. The name ‘Palmerston North Technical Institute’ was adopted in 1971 and was later changed to the ‘Manawatu Polytechnic’ in 1983.

As successive governments placed emphasis on vocational education, the Polytechnic broadened the courses offered, but retained a focus on core vocational programmes. It now delivers Foundation and Certificate programmes, Diplomas, Degrees and Post-Graduate options in a range of subjects as well as community based programmes.

In 1987 the Manawatu Polytechnic opened a small campus in Levin and the 1996 approval by government of a $22 million capital injection, enabled the rebuilding and consolidation of the Palmerston North campus onto a central city site. In late 1998 the Manawatu Polytechnic changed its name to the Universal College of Learning (UCOL).

Thank you to David Crowley of Scafit for the use of this photo.


Cape Campbell Lighthouse

Cape Campbell Lighthouse required maintenance work and Scaffold Marlborough were asked to provide access for contractors. Located about 50 kilometres from Blenheim, the 116 year old lighthouse marks the southern approaches to Cook Strait. Built on a hill, 47 metres above sea level, the lighthouse takes a hammering from weather. Demanned in 1986, the automated lighthouse is fitted with a 24 volt flashing LED beacon. Continue reading