City Project Completed Despite Worst of the Weather
Several options were considered to ensure the strict completion date was met. In the end the decision to use ‘tents’ was proven to be the best option as it allowed works to continue even during the worst of the winter weather.
Refurbishment work was performed across several levels, with the tents being used on level 13. BriggsAmasco worked very closely with sub-contractor Harsco to ensure the total project area of 5,700m² was completed safely.
One of the risks that needed to be addressed was the size of the tent to ensure a reasonable area of work was available. The grid layout of the roof allowed a 9m x 14m structure to be used providing a practical space for a day’s work.
Another risk was the relocation and movement of the tents. The solution was to erect a number of tents allowing some to be dismantled while work continued in another area.
Roman Starukh, Project Manager at BriggsAmasco, commented: “Whilst the tents provided a solution to the weather, it was the close co-operation and buy-in of all interfacing trades, particularly sub-contractor Harsco, which ensured the target date was met.”