Working with an outline scheme from Ardmore’s structural engineer, we collaborated with them and the site team to design a ground engineering scheme that was safe, facilitated a fast excavation sequence and worked with the equipment that was available on site.
Firstly, the scheme had to be safe and had to facilitate all the basic ground support requirements. Conquip supplied a full design scheme with all the suitable loadings and engineering calculations to the client.
Secondly, the excavation sequence was carefully considered. Due to 27 Commercial Road being such a tight site and the local area very busy, we had to ensure that the system could be delivered and installed quickly. During project meetings with Ardmore’s site team we also discussed the equipment that was available and as a result designed a very modular propping system to ensure that it was efficient to install.
Under pressure to work to a structured programme and sequence, Conquip supported the team, overseeing the install of all the props and constantly measuring and checking ground conditions during the excavation phase.
Finally, the most important factor was collaboration with Daniel (Construction Manager, Ardmore) and the site team. Not only did we ensure that the scheme was value engineered to deliver value for money for Ardmore we worked directly alongside the team on site to understand their daily challenges and how we could improve our processes and way of working with them throughout the project.