BulkX

Conquip sets to improve the transformation of the built environment to develop the quality of the environment we inhabit. Conquip cares about the impact of the construction process on the local community, as much as the finished creation.

 

BulkX System

In 2010 our Consultancy Team were approached by several contractors working on the award winning infrastructure project, Crossrail. They required a system that would enable them to excavate quickly and efficiently from the various shaft locations all over inner city London.

The metropolis of London has been occupied for two millennia and over that time has acquired a hugenetwork of subterranean structures, up to 80 metres deep.

The complexity of existing tunnels meant that stations and shafts had to be excavated in specific locations. The shaft openings for the tunnels were awkwardly placed as they were in inner city locations, causing friction between the construction site and the surrounding environment.

Contractors and their partners constantly faced opposition from the local businesses and residents about the traffic and noise pollution. At some project locations our partners were under pressure fromthe authorities and were starting to worry about meeting the necessary deadlines.

By working with the contractors we began to understand the multi-faceted challenges that they faced. We analysed the site methodology and processes to understand how we could meet their needs, while keeping all involved parties happy.

We resolved the situation by creating a system which meant that contractors could excavate and transfer the waste directly into waste management vehicles.

BulkX was born.

Not only was this much more efficient than any traditional method it reduced the level of noise and dust pollution as less machines were required on site and excavation waste didn’t have to be stockpiled. As a result, excavation at Crossrail became more flexible and had less of an impact on the local community and environment.

How it Works

Applications

Waste Management

Waste Management

Cofferdam Excavation

Cofferdam Excavation

Basement Excavation

Basement Excavation

Tunnelling

Tunnelling

Demolition

Demolition

Shaft Sinking

Benefits

Environment

Safety

Cost Saving

Efficiency

  • Reduces machinery required on site
  • Prevents construction waste being spread on local roads
  • Limits noise and dust pollution
  • Compatible with new energy efficient trucks
  • Impossible to unintentionally discharge during lifting; which reduces pressure on the crane operator
  • Controlled discharge takes place in a visible, safe location
  • No site operatives need to access the discharge zone
  • Inexpensive compared to alternative methods
  • Less machines are required reducing overall site costs
  • No temporary loading areas required for extra machinery
  • Controlled waste movement meaning less damage to machinery
  • Flexibility on location and size of the system
  • Waste management for a confined area or space restricted site
  • Versatile and quick waste management
  • Less crane time required compared to most methods

Case Studies

The Impossible Made Possible in Mayfair

A high profile, large scale construction behind a five storey, retained Georgian façade, opposite the prestigious Burlington Gate development.

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Efficient Excavation at one of the Top 100 Global Infrastructure Projects

The Mersey Gateway is one of the largest initiatives in the UK, identified as one of the UK governments Top 40 Priority projects in the National Infrastructure Plan.

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