Difficult Access

The Challenge

CSM was brought into the BASF expansion in Geismar, LA because of our expertise on similar cladding projects. The project included standing seam metal roofing, metal siding, fire-rated insulated panels, insulated panels, and a pre-engineered metal building. Due to dense cable trays and piping, access to the structure was extremely difficult. The structure had over 300 penetrations mainly concentrated on two walls. 


45,000 SF

of single skin metal wall panels

10,000 SF

of standing seam metal roofing

5,400 SF

of 3” thick insulated metal siding

2,000 SF

of 7” thick fire-rated insulated siding, and one (1) pre-engineered metal building.

The outcome

Our crews used swing stage suspended scaffolding in order to access walls that could not be reached by manlift. Swing Stage scaffolding is a much more cost effective and quicker solution than installing modular scaffolding to access a wall. Additionally, our crews have the experience to work around the numerous penetrations to make them weathertight.

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