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Videos & frequently asked questions

Brief introduction of all Fast Beam system details, technical videos and more.

Videos

Fast Beam is all about speed and efficiency. We have compressed the key points of the system as well as a practical demonstration of Fast Beam in action into two brief three-minute videos: Animated Technical Presentation and Fast Beam in action.

In addition, the playlist contains detailed videos of the system configuration, processes and features.

Fast Beam video playlist
1/8 videos
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Animated Technical Presentation
Animated Technical Presentation
02:33
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Fast Beam in action
Fast Beam in action
03:22
3
Installation & Dismantle – how it’s done
Installation & Dismantle – how it’s done
02:24
4
Automatic Hydro Demolition Line
Automatic Hydro Demolition Line
02:19
5
M5 UK video
M5 UK video
04:32
6
Patching
Patching
01:11
7
Measurements
Measurements
02:24
8
Tools for Fast Beam
Tools for Fast Beam
02:12

Continuously updated FAQ

As we develop, improve and expand our systems, we maintain an updated list of frequently asked questions on our website for your convenience. If you have any questions, our experts are eager to help.

Last updated 27.1.2021.

FAQ

Fast Beam is a modular, highly adjustable temporary access system from Finland for all decks, edges and walls. It is hydraulic and can be used for multiple purposes from parapet rehab and castings to reinforcement. Fast Beam is especially great in projects demanding hydro demolition or grounding or in ecologically sensitive environments.

Fast Beam can be used on bridges, docks, jetties, canals, dams, parking houses etc, regardless of their decks’ length, curve or form. Fast Beam has been used already in +100 projects and it is certified in several countries.

Yes, as it can be adjusted both sideways and hydraulically vertically for each single hanger just with a push of a button. The advantages are probably the highest for concrete bridges, docks, jetties etc. due to their maintenance and repair needs, and in rehab of parapets with Fast Beam’s integrated formwork for concrete casting. It has also been proven that Fast Beam is as efficient on small decks as on bigger ones.

All weather conditions, including winter, are appropriate for the Fast Beam system. The working area can be fully covered for weather protection.

Fast Beam is the fastest & most efficient, easiest, safest and most ecological temporary access system on the market. To put it in a nutshell: Fast Beam is a safe and easy ecological profit maker.

According to our experience the throughput time is at least 50 % shorter compared to that of traditional methods, with 50 % less working force. According to our customers it is actually even faster, especially in rehab of the parapets with Fast Beam’s integrated formwork for concrete casting. Fast Beam also saves time in planning as it doesn’t require static calculations for each project thanks to our tested standard stability matrix for static loads.

Fast Beam has the easiest installation, usage and dismantling system on the market – a real plug and play system. It’s easy to learn and teach, and smooth operations doesn’t require separate qualifications. The usage of the system becomes an easily reproducible industrial process, regardless of the project.

We test 100 % of our hangers to be able to offer the safest working environment available on the market. All work is performed from the safety area. The working platforms are always installed with safety fences in place. The hydraulically easy adjustable working platforms allow excellent ergonomic and safe working postures with the right working height at each work stage, also in heavy reinforcement work.

95 % of it’s steel is recycled, and it has the lowest carboon footprint on the market as it’s light-weight and compact. It has also a very long lifespan. In addition it protects the surroundings on a site as it can be waterproofed for waste water collection and collects all debris. Wastewater and other debris can be directed to the desired location by hydrulically adjusting the height of each working platform. And Fast Beam doesn’t generate any waste.

The life span for one Fast Beam provided it has been served correctly can be up to 1000 usages.

The maximum loading is 3,650 kg including the workers & their equipment and the formwork. The maximum loading can be even doubled by using extra supports.

It doesn’t, because Fast Beam’s multipurpose system is so adjustable. The multiple adapter options allow the Fast Beam system to be used for almost all edge beam options. And the installation and disassembly of moldings is easy with Fast Beam’s integrated formwork for concrete casting. The integrated automated hydro demolition line is recommended for removing old concrete from the parapet as it is fast and safe.

The basic system requires less than 1 m and even with add-ons only 1,35 m. This means that traffic can flow normally during the repair. This is a significant benefit.

Thanks to the light weight and modularity of the system it can be installed and dismantled considerably faster than other products on the market. An experienced crew can install even up to 100 m per day. Less than 50 % workforce is needed compared to traditional methods.

Only basic working tools plus a crane car and normal drilling machines are necessary.

No, absolutely not. We use the same method as the bridge inspectors as they’re doing the tensial testing of the deck, and we use the same adhesive as they do (Hilti-HY 200-A Hit Mass (or equivalent)) in doing the patching.

In the very near future Fast Beam’s double-decker platform system allows access to the bridge sublevels beyond the edge and parapets.

Fast Beam is the sustainable solution that allows the work to be completed more effective, faster and better without any waste and minimizing the traffic disturbance. Fast Beam also protects the surroundings on a site as it can be waterproofed for waste water collection and collects all debris. Fast Beam is designed for serving smart city infrastructure during the whole project.

Patented around the world

Tested, secure and certified

Kiwa Inspecta logo

Fast Beam is certified by Kiwa (Inspecta), and received the Blue star award from Highways England for health and safety.

Highways England logo

Inspection report 7.2.2019

Highways England blue star item

Description of Blue Star Item

Awarded for innovation and good practice for the first Highways England major project to use the Fast Beam on a scheme.

Fast Beam is a highly adjustable hydraulic platform offering a safe and ergonomic working environment. It increases productivity significantly as it can be installed and dismantled considerably faster than any other product on the market. Being the only system that integrates both automatic hydro – demolition and concrete casting formwork. As a further advantage, the system can also be used as a safe and movable passageway. Fast Beam helps achieve a safe, productive and sustainable infrastructure.

Benefits of Blue Star Item

Benefits include the fast and easy installation of the system, which is estimated to be 50% quicker than scaffolding and other methods. It minimises traffic disturbance and lane closures.

Also:

  • Less material and machinery are needed for Fast Beam to be transported to site and erected.
  • It significantly reduces manual handling and requires fewer workers.

Details and Cost of any Specific Product

Using Fast Beam rather than traditional scaffolding methods will provide a value engineering solution on many bridge repair and maintenance projects as it will reduce programme time and traffic management.

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