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    METHOD STATEMENT

    FOR

    ELMICH GREEN WALL

    VERTICAL GREENING MODULE (VGM)

    PREPARED BY ELMICH PTE LTD

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    METHOD STATEMENT

    ELMICH GREEN WALL VERTICAL GREENING MODULE (VGM)

    1. VGM

    1.1 Assemble VGM modules leaving removable top open

    1.2 Yellow triangle on front and back panels should be at the top

    1.3 Insert custom-fit planting media bag into module

    1.4 Fill media bag with planting medium flush with top of module

    1.5 Fold mouth of media bag to prevent spillage of media and attach VGM cover

    Media Bag Planting Medium VGM top open Assembled VGM

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    2. Pre-plant VGMs in Nursery Environment

    2.1 Make slits in media bag and insert selected green wall plants,1 plant per aperture

    2.2 If side planting is required, cut and remove centre disk of side panel

    Make slit in Media Bag to insert plant

    Centre disk removed

    Centre disk of side panel Planted side panel

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    2.3 Allow at least 12 weeks for plants to firmly establish in nursery environment

    2.4 Orientate plants to growth from a wall by progressively tilting VGM modules from horizontal to vertical over the 12 weeks

    3. Prepare Wall for VGM Installation

    3.1 Prime RC wall and/or construct framework (including waterproofing, painting, welding, etc) according to project requirements

    RC Wall Staging Framework

    VGMs tilted to orientate plants

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    3.2 Vertical beams of framework MUST correspond precisely with

    VGM width for pilaster installation 3.3 Erect staging for work on high wall 4. Install Pilasters

    4.1 Take vertical and horizontal wall measurements to determine position of first pilaster (anchor rails) according to project requirements

    4.2 Drill holes at all securing points to required depth using drill bit

    diameter corresponding with anchor used. Blow out dust and fragments

    Beam does not correspond with VGM width

    Setting Tool

    Threaded Wedge Anchor

    Stainless Steel Bolt

    Stainless Steel Washer

    Beam does not correspond with VGM width

    Wedge, Washer & Bolt

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    4.3 Pilaster positions MUST register with width of VGM and all pilaster mounting slots align

    4.3 Use assembled VGM modules to assist in accurate alignment of pilasters

    4.5 Secure pilaster with stainless steel Stud or Wedge anchors tighten with torque wrench for RC wall or secure with stainless steel nuts and bolts for a constructed framework accordingly

    Assembled VGM modules assist in alignment of pilasters

    Pilasters

    VGM

    Pilaster

    Stainless Steel Bolt & Washer Stainless Steel Bolt & Nut

    RC Wall Framework

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    5. Irrigation and Fertigator System

    5.1 Secure irrigation tubing to pilasters at specifically spaced holes provided along length of pilasters with cable ties

    5.2 Insert arrow drippers into separate points either at rear or rear and front of each VGM to evenly distribute water supply

    Cable-tie

    Hole for securing tubing

    Cable-tie

    Hole for securing tubing

    Distribute drippers evenly

    Dripper to bottom half of VGM

    Dripper to top half of VGM

    Yellow triangle at top of VGM

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    5.3 Install irrigation system, including controller, solenoid valve,

    pressure regulator, filters and valves linked to fertiliser supply, to project requirements or as advised, to deliver irrigation and fertiliser at programmable intervals for controlled durations

    5.4 A rain sensor (optional) may be installed to override

    programmed water release when the green wall receives sufficient water from rain

    Solenoid Valve

    Controller

    Rain Sensor

    Over-pressure valve

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    6. Mounting

    6.1 Attach stainless steel mounting brackets to the 4 corners of

    each VGM and cover each with its plastic cover

    6.2 Secure mounting bracket to VGM with self-tapping screw to prevent bracket dislodgement before mounting

    6.3 Anchor VGM to the pilasters beginning from the bottom row

    Anchor VGM to Pilaster

    Attach Self-tapping Screw here

    Attach Self-tapping Screw here

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    6.4 Insert anti-lift arm between tops of mounted VGMs and push, from front to back, until arm clasp locks into pilaster slots

    6.5 Plug connectors of manifold/s into corresponding emitters along horizontal irrigation tubing as each VGM row is installed

    6.6 Install subsequent rows until all VGM rows are installed

    Emitters along tubing

    Emitters along tubing

    Arm clasp locked into pilaster slots

    Insert Anti-lift Arm

    Plug connectors into emitters

    Plug connectors into emitters

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    7. Inspection & Maintenance 7.1 Follow a routine inspection and maintenance regime 7.2 Ensure smooth running of irrigation system

    7.3 Weed away invasive unwanted growth

    7.4 Prune as necessary

    Install bottom row followed by subsequent rows above

    Plug in connectors to emitters as each VGM row is installed