Vertigo is a Seattle based roped access company specializing in maintenance, installation, and inspection. We provide and implement solutions to industrial and commercial specialty access problems throughout the Northwest and beyond.
Industrial roped access, an industry typical in Europe, is still somewhat of a new concept here in the U.S. Via methods proven in the fields of rescue and mountaineering and then enhanced towards OSHA Fall Protection codes, roped access provides low impact, quick access to an endless variety of points and locations such as the exterior trusses of the Mariners Stadium, the interior of cement storage silos, the side walls of ferry boats, and the structural members of bridges.
Because of the stealth and minimalism of roped access, clients enjoy cost and time savings by avoiding the liability, expense, and street closures that often accompany scaffolding or boom lifts.
Over the last 9 years, Vertigo has collaborated with a variety of clientele such as MarinerÕs Stadiums (Safeco Field), SeahawkÕs Stadium (Qwest Field), the Washington State Convention Center, Pacific Science Center, Museum of Glass, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Museum of Flight, Tacoma Art Museum, Harbor Properties, Tower 801, Holy Names Academy, Ikea, Unico Properties, and the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.
For almost 10 years, Vertigo has accessed many and varied sites and structures to observe conditions of those sites and report them to clients in detailed formats. Vertigo has provided several Close Visual Inspections and surveys for several properties owned by Unico Properties here in Seattle, the University of WashingtonÕs McMahon Hall, Tower 801, as well as inspections for both Safeco Field and Qwest Field. In our most recent inspection of Safeco Field, Vertigo assisted the engineering firm, Hardesty and Hanover, with their annual inspection of the structural members of the intricate retractable roof of the SeattleÕs Premier Ball Park.
As offered in all of our services, VertigoÕs roped access techniques provide low profile, efficient solutions to many different projects. Let VertigoÕs stealth and years of inspection experience offer a solution for your grand or small inspection needs.
Vertigo uses its industrial rope skills to provide low impact, low profile access to a variety of installation sites, from monopoles to scoreboards. We have installed GPS devices, cellular antennae, suspended sculpture, lighting, museum graphics, stadium rain barriers, sports signage, product signage, awnings, exterior faade netting, and graphic dŽcor for the Olympic Games. Our installation projects have assisted clients in industries such as Communications, The Arts, Sports, Stadium Maintenance, and Advertising to name just a few.
Let VertigoÕs 10 years of access experience assist you in simplifying and lowering the cost of your next installation project. Whether it be awkward, out of reach, seemingly out of budget, or merely a puzzle waiting to be solved, Vertigo can likely access a solution to your installation challenge.
Vertigo's most active service is industrial and commercial maintenance. Just as our other services are varied in scope and possibility, so too are our maintenance tasks.
A typical maintenance project, such as prepping and painting a few areas of peeling paint, can become an expensive and time-consuming effort due to project access challenges. Often times Vertigo can perform a task such as painting, equipment adjustment, cleaning, or lighting maintenance in a fraction of the time and without the expense of rental equipment, such as scaffolding or lifts, or the inconvenience of acquiring a permit for street closure.
Contact our office to see if Vertigo can assist in solving your maintenance issues, or offering an alternative price and solution for maintenance projects.
Case Study: Convention Center Project
The client, the Washington State Convention Center, had issues with peeling paint in various remote, difficult to access locations on its exterior ceiling over Pike Street. The first professional painting bid received for this project was quite cost prohibitive due mostly to the extensive scaffolding required to access the three areas of concern.
The Convention Center had previously used VertigoÕs services for 2 other projects. The first was a cleaning of the underside of the glass canopy covering Pike Street. The second was a pressure washing of the truck bridge spanning Pike Street. Committed to preserve the life and appearance of this important downtown public building for both local and out of town visitors, the WSCC considered VertigoÕs high access expertise to solve their problem. ,br> Vertigo responded within 2 days with a bid that was 10 % of the first cost prohibitive bid received from the other local contractor. As soon as the WSCC had the product available and the night project scheduled, Vertigo mobilized and completed the project in the off hours of night, in 1/8 the time expected from the first contractorÕs bid, and with no blockage of egress.
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