Thursday, 24 November 2016

Building Safety Surveys using Rope Access

Building Safety Surveys using Rope Access

We have inspected over 50 high rise buildings so far this year and this week we return to 4 tower blocks that are classed as High Priority due to the amount of previous  spalled concrete.

With Winter conditions now upon us, re-inspection was imperative, with the possibility of water entering cracks in the concrete and freezing and creating spalling.

Our Rope Access Surveyors   have been removing large amounts of potentially dangerous spalled concrete, once the spalled concrete has been removed, a protective coating is applied to the exposed areas.

All of our Rope Access tasks are overseen by an IRATA Level 3 Supervisor with over 6 years experience in Building Inspection and Surveys using Rope Access Methods

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Thursday, 5 May 2016

Rope Access Building Inspections

Rope Access Building Inspections

We are well underway with a new contract to deliver a multitude of services ..... all under the heading of Building Inspections

We have recently completed a full survey to the concrete structure to a building due for refurbishment on Oxford University Brookes Campus.

 Cover meter Survey 

Site determinations of concrete cover to reinforcement were made using an Elcometer 331 covermeter, in accordance with British Standard  1881:  Part 204: 1988. The particular model of covermeter employed is designed to locate steel within 100mm of the concrete surface. Minimum concrete cover to primary and secondary reinforcement was determined at specific parapet beam locations. Readings were verified  by  the removal of sections of concrete to allow for the reinforcement cover  to be physically measured.

Carbonation Survey 

Depth of carbonation was determined using phenolphthalein indicator in accordance, with BS EN 14630: 2006. The mean and maximum depth of the carbonation was measured to an accuracy of 1mm, using a depth gauge.
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Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Complete Access Rope Access Building Safety Inspection Works

Rope Access Building Safety Inpection Works

We have on going safety works at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, the works consist of water ingress solutions to hundreds of metres of displaced coursework and to fix galvanised steel mesh over the cracks to prevent any spalling.

The galvanised steel mesh was wrapped around the cracks and fixed into the coursework using expansion bolts and square plate washers at various one metre intervals.

All of the works were overseen by Our IRATA Level 3   ..... we have previously carried out over 5 weeks of Inspections and Safety works at the QEH and the works are on going.

If your Organisation could benefit from Water Ingress Solutions    and Building Inspections 

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