Friday, 30 June 2017

Drainage Replacement using Rope Access Methods

Cast Iron Drainage Replacement Rope Access Birmingham

We are halfway through a contract for E Manton Construction at Birmingham Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
The brief was to remove 100's of metres of old cast iron soil pipes and replace with new cast soil pipes..... due to the location of the soil pipes .... it was either scaffold the building or use the more cost effective method of Rope Access

We have had to use innovative hauling systems to get both horizontal and vertical old pipes down and new pipes in before fixing.

We have now completed installation of one elevation to The QE - horizontal and vertical cast soil pipes have been installed - we still have another ground to roof cast stack to install, two Vulcathene pipes to install and more old cast pipes to remove.


Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Building Inspection using Rope Access Methods

Building Inspection using Rope Access Methods

We have recently completed a two week Building Inspection to one of Leicester Universities blocks.

We were tasked to carry out a detailed  Defect Survey and also carry out a substantial number of Concrete Samples and Carbonation Tests.

The Job was not with out its problems right from the start..... the access was difficult and very time consuming ..... Our Rope Access Technicians ....Both IRATA Level 3's had to ascend the ropes at every location and accumulating over climbing 1km each in total.

Our IRATA Building Surveyors prior to taking concrete samples and carbonation tests..... had to use electromagnetic cover meter testing, which estimates the position, depth, and size of reinforcement buried in concrete. Testing can be carried out in accordance with the recommendations found in BS1881-204:1988.

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