Raising Architecture to New Heights: The Crucial Role of Building Maintenance Units (BMUs)

828 Cable System Inc. Philippines

In the realm of architectural maintenance, Building Maintenance Units (BMUs) stand as indispensable assets. These crane-like systems, hanging from a building’s roof, facilitate systematic maintenance tasks on the facade, ensuring the longevity and aesthetic appeal of structures.

II. How BMUs Work

The core of a BMU lies in its crane-like system, which comprises a multi-layer drum hoist and four separate wire ropes. This platform, extending over 2 meters, can be augmented with an auxiliary hoist for specialized tasks such as glass replacement and heavy-duty maintenance. This sophisticated setup allows for precise and efficient maintenance operations.

III. Customization and Reach

FBA Gomyl takes pride in customizing BMUs using standardized components, ensuring they can reach and maintain all parts of a building’s facade, even those with an outreach exceeding 30 meters. This adaptability makes them an ideal choice for architects, builders, and consultants facing complex facade geometries.

IV. Applications of BMUs

While BMUs typically operate on a building’s exterior, their utility extends to tasks like courtyard and atrium wall maintenance. The versatility of these systems addresses a broad spectrum of maintenance challenges encountered by professionals.

V. Importance for Architects, Builders, and Consultants

Architects, builders, and consultants often grapple with facade challenges in their projects. FBA Gomyl’s wide range of BMUs, from basic models to sophisticated modular systems, serves as a reliable solution to meet functional requirements, providing a tailored approach to maintenance needs.

VI. Compliance and Testing

The design and components of FBA Gomyl’s BMUs undergo rigorous calculations using cutting-edge software, adhering to European (EN1808) and North American (Machine Directive 2006/42/CEE) standards during testing. This commitment to compliance ensures the safety and reliability of the systems.

VII. Partnership with 828 Cable System

In the Philippines, FBA Gomyl’s BMUs rely on the 828 cable system as their preferred partner. This strategic partnership ensures the delivery of reliable and efficient equipment solutions for building maintenance needs, further solidifying the trustworthiness of FBA Gomyl’s offerings.

VIII. Advantages of BMUs

  • Maintenance Solution for Great Heights: BMUs provide a reliable solution for maintaining the exteriors of tall buildings.
  • Tailored Design: Customization allows for adapting to all complex facade geometries.
  • Ease of Operation: No specialized Rope Access Technician Certification is required for operation.
  • Full Perimeter Coverage: BMUs are designed to cover the entire perimeter of a building.
  • Modular System: The flexibility of the modular system allows for augmentation or exclusion of elements based on specific requirements.


Building Maintenance Units play a crucial role in preserving the structural integrity and visual appeal of buildings. FBA Gomyl’s commitment to customization, compliance, and strategic partnerships makes their BMUs a reliable choice for architects and builders seeking efficient maintenance solutions.

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