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Years of high-rise experience and innovative engineering come together in our high-speed, self-climbing construction lift.
The SkyBuild construction lift grows with your building, giving crews access to the highest completed floor. Once construction is complete, it goes straight into service as a SkyRise® lift.
Boost productivity with a safe, reliable, fast construction process
Allow crews to spend less time waiting and more time on the job
Gain 30 to 60 minutes of additional productive time every day
Move crews safely and quickly; say goodbye to slow external lifts
Execute climbs quickly during off-hours, limiting disruptions to your schedule
We can jump every floor, and we can jump anytime
An angled deck protects crews from overhead hazards.
Used by Otis crews to install additional lift rails, allowing the SkyBuild system to climb as construction progresses.
Central to the system’s unique design, the platforms support the SkyMotion® machine, controller, drive and travelling cable – components that become part of the permanent SkyRise lift.
The heart of the SkyRise system, the hydraulic piston moves the whole assembly upward in single-floor jumps.
The SkyBuild system is held in place by support beams that are retracted during the climbing operation.
The construction lift serves all floors below the SkyBuild assembly. Once construction is complete, it converts into the permanent SkyRise cab.
Maximum standard duty
“SkyBuild was the smart solution for us. It shortened our schedule and reduced our costs. The Otis team brought tremendous knowledge to the job.”
Expert support for your SkyBuild construction lift project
Every SkyBuild construction lift project has the support of our global major projects organisation. This team of dedicated experts works with you to keep your project on track, from start to finish. We can also draw on the knowledge of almost 1,500 Otis R&D engineers to solve any conceivable challenge along the way.
Your building will inspire for generations. Our mission is to bring your vision to life.
As our premier high-speed, high-rise lift system, SkyRise offers a unique combination of flexibility in design, a superior passenger experience, industry-leading technologies, speed in construction, global organisational support and years of safe, reliable performance.
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