Schindler Installation Robot R.I.S.E. Deployed in Dubai
Schindler’s elevator installation robot R.I.S.E. is being used at the 340-m-tall Uptown Tower in Dubai, the third deployment of the technology after its use in 2020 at Trlllple in Vienna, Austria, and Varso Tower in Warsaw, Poland, Global Construction Review (GCR) reports. Besix subsidiary Six Construct is using R.I.S.E. (which stands for Robotic Installation System for Elevators) to drill holes in the concrete elevator shaft, and the source includes a video that shows it in action. GCR explained the system “reads data from the building’s digital model and scans the surface to find the correct spot, avoiding rebar.” The pandemic, according to Six Construct Project Director Luis Miguel Monteiro, accelerated the use of such digital technologies. Uptown Tower was designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture and is to be the first building completed in the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre Free Zone when delivered in 2022.