Year 2020 has been a year to remember!
For a company like Rostek, there is no point in trying to be only a follower when it comes to facade planning and construction. Since with the amount of experience working under our roof, many complicated buildings can be safer accessed if our sales and designers are contacted early. It is easier to design a functional, good looking and reliable solution when the plans are just forming on the paper.
Dear Readers of permanent façade access blog by Rostek! Let me introduce myself: My name is Mikko Peltonen and I’m one of the newest additions to Rostek crew. I began as the COO in late November and found myself in a well-organized company with common ways of doing things. As I learned more, it turned out that Rostek had implemented ISO9001:2015 Quality Management System (“QMS”) in 2017 and the process-driven way of working was – and is still being – rooted in the day-to-day operations.
Co-operation and innovative thinking combined with structured process management lead the way to quality and success.
During the year 2018 Rostek Group has delivered nearly 300 projects to 35 countries. As a global player, the current world situation has challenged us, but I feel we have more or less overcome those challenges. For this we thank our flexibility inside the organization in order to be able to deliver more benefits to our customers and partners.
Window cleaners working at the highest levels of the building are considered to be some the bravest people alive. This work is often considered to be dangerous. That used to be the situation when the rules and regulations for window cleaning were not that high. We at Rostek value the life the people using our equipment. Therefore we follow all the general standards and norms. Sometimes we go and exceed them, if we believe there could be some problems. By working safely and not cutting any corners we can proudly say that there have never been any fatal accidents caused by faulty products or proper use of our products. That is a good record for a business that started in a business sector that was not a safe one.
Architects have been thinking about, arguing over, and adding building maintenance systems into all kind of buildings for the last couple of decades.
Around the world more and more different looking buildings are being built. Some of the buildings stand out as tallest in the cities and some because they are just … different. The building can be shaped like a hot dog, guitar or even a dragon. This is called Novelty Architecture. It is a type of architecture in which buildings and other structures are given unusual shapes for purposes such as advertising or to copy other famous buildings without any intention of being authentic. These buildings stand out from the surroundings and some of them are even touristic attractions. The following 10 buildings are divided into three categories:
In recent decades new technologies, building techniques and construction materials have made it possible for architects and designers to experiment complex patterns while designing building facades.
Trend has been that architects want to design buildings with curves and round edges compared to more traditional straight lines in the past.
In Part 1 of the story I explained how Rostek had developed from an importing/trading company to exporting permanently installed access systems, and how we survived the worst recession in western Europe and appointed the key personnel for the next 20 years. Read the first part of the story here.
Technology is something which is not just for so called tech companies anymore. Today we are in the middle of the digital transformation, and technology has changed how we engineer, design, manufacture and build.