November 2013

Genie Z-135 reaching high in South Australia

Wednesday 30 October 2013 @ 11:56

Construction is well underway on an extraordinary new building in Adelaide. The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute is expected to be completed by the end of this year, following a two-year build.


Construction work here is expected to create around 1,400 direct and 1,500 indirect jobs and once completed the facility will house up to 675 researchers.

From the outset, Genie® equipment has been on site, being provided by Access Hire SA. Account Manager, Greg Lees, said that his company had been supporting a broad range of contractors on site.

“We have been involved with the SAHMRI project from the outset and watched with pride as the structure has grown and taken shape,” Greg Lees said. “This is a striking project attracting world acclaim.”

“Over the duration of the contract, we have supported smaller contractors, shop fitters, electricians and many others with a full range of Genie equipment. This has included lots of scissor lifts, both electric and all terrain.”

Most recently, Access Hire has been supporting a major contractor who is installing the aluminium and glass facade to the building. This is an extensive and complex process with the glass work reaching from the ground all the way to the top floor then over a curved parapet in a bird's nest design.

Three Genie Z-135 boom lifts have been working on site to allow the installation to progress. The Genie boom lift deemed the best unit for the job based on the reach of the boom plus its small footprint.

“The Genie Z-135 gets the workers right to the top of the structure then some more,” said Greg Lees. “In terms of both height and reach, the Z-135 has proven to be ideal.”

“A major consideration has also been the site itself. This is a hard job to work on as there are weight restrictions and the site being in the centre of Adelaide is tight. Again the Genie Z-135 fits the site perfectly for our client.”

Genie has also been the brand that workers on site have accepted as well. All the feedback to Access Hire SA has been that the Genie brand is reliable and can be used with confidence, and of course, it has proven to be easy to operate.