A year and a half ago, we installed our first hives on the roof. Summer is here and it is time for our teams to harvest the honey!
After having collected the honey supers on each hive and removed the wax lid closing each alveolus, our collaborators use an extractor to collect naturally the honey. And so nothing gets lost, the remaining wax and the rest of the material used during the extraction, are left outside so that the bees come to get the remaining honey.
Now it’s time for maturation, before potting and tasting!
VERTIC & ALPIC are fully committed to the protection of biodiversity and sustainable development. ISO 14001 certified, we manage strictly waste and implement actions to reduce our environmental impact on a daily basis.
The construction of the new I.O.C. headquarter in Lausanne is close to the end. Its sophisticated architecture has been designed to convey the energy of an athlete in motion. However the master piece remains the central staircase opened to the outside and representing the overlapping Olympic rings.
Closed by a huge skylight, this opening requires a regular intervention of cleaning and maintenance operators. In order to enables them safe and easy work in suspension, VERTIC Suisse (Switzerland) has installed nearly 170 m of ALTIRAIL fall protection rail system all along the glazed façade.
Unique through its architecture, so is also this project through its LEED® environmental certification. This eco-responsible building is totally committed to energy performance and environmental respect. Choice of material, water efficiency, work environment,…all these criteria are part of the evaluation to get the LEED® standard.
External partners need also to comply with these requirements. Certified ISO 14 001 v.2015, VERTIC Suisse has been able to provide its Significant Environmental Aspects (S.E.A.) and precise life cycle analysis of VERTIC’s ALTIRAIL system. In other words, all the action plans implemented to measure and reduce its impact on the environment.
Congratulations to them!
To go further: what is LEED®?
LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a North American standard created in 1998 by the U.S. Green Building Council (U.S.G.B.C.), which is a non-profit government organization. It aims to certify new construction projects or building renovations, whether they are tertiary, logistics, institutional or private.
Based on rating criteria such as optimization of water consumption, energy & atmosphere, materials & resources, or indoor environmental quality, …, it provides every tools professionals need to:
improve their buildings quality,
measure their impact on the environment,
reduce their operating costs,
improve the construction quality and the building itself.
VERTIC is above all a team of engineers dedicated to the development of tailor-made fall protection solutions fitting your needs. We run an in-dept study of your working environment, safety needs and requirements, to design a tailor-made solution adapted to your teams’ activity.
It has been one year since the beginning of our partnership with the German company LIDL, which has been established in France for nearly 25 years. Awarded for 4 consecutive years as “Best Retail Chain in all categories“, the company has also been working on the modernization of its stores and strengthening its presence in France.
Today we’re taking you to the French overseas departments & territories, visit theSUNZIL’s photovoltaic installations!
Worldwide manufacturer of photovoltaic plants, SUNZIL belongs to the TOTAL & EDF Group. For 2 years, we have been working together to secure their installations located in the Islands of Reunion, Martinique, Mayotte, Guadeloupe and Guyana.
To install within the given time the required fall protection solutions on the 530 structures, VERTIC has dedicated a specific team composed of 2 engineers and 10 installers: a great success!
Congratulations to them!
THE PROJECT IN FEW WORDS:
Fall protection solutions installed: horizontal lifeline systems (ALTILIGNE & BATILIGNE), anchor points, simple and caged ladders, fall protection rail system (ALTIRAIL)
Average time spent on each installation: from 1 to 2 days
Number of lifeline meters installed: 27 300 meters