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Below are excerpts from several papers and slide shows prepared by Verical Access for publication and presentation. Each item can be downloaded by clicking the download links below the excerpt.


Eastern Analytical Symposium Presentation
Vertical Access and The Association for Preservation Technology International (APTI) were awarded an NCPTT grant for the study of mechanical anchor strength in stone masonry.
First, an online engineering judgement survey was conducted to better understand how enginners currently design these anchors. Second, a lab screening study was developed to identify the anchor installation and base material properties which correlated with anchor installation strength.

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Bibliography on Alternatives to Scaffolding
A bibliography of books, manuals and publications related to Industrial Roped Access.
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ASTM Presentation
In our role as subconsultants, our architect and engineer clients rely not only on our technical expertise and underlying understanding of the materials and assembly issues but also on our ability to collect the data in a structured, readily interpretable format. The data may ultimately be used to communicate existing conditions and repair strategies with the building owner, the contractor, insurance and financial interests as well as municipal agencies that may be concerned with enforcement of building facade ordinances. Our primary concern is increasing the level of understanding between the owner, design professionals and contractors.
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