Construction Build

Constructing from precast concrete walls; abseiling can simultaneously bolt and seal without access limitations!

GHR Construction
Client requirements

Installation of pre-cast concrete frames using rope access.

Skills used

Construction framework, testing and mastic sealing.

Project Details
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Method: Abseiling only
  • Start Time: 08:00
  • Finish Time: 16:00
  • Rigging: Entire structure

Case Study: Precast Concrete Building Construction

Project Overview: When tasked with the construction of a building utilising precast concrete walls, we encountered a highly challenging project that demanded precise attention to connection works. The success of precast construction hinges on the proper assembly and connection of precast members, crucial for structural integrity, sound insulation, and water-tightness. Our team of experienced abseilers took on this project, leveraging their expertise in structural building technology to overcome these challenges efficiently and effectively.

The Challenge: Constructing a building with precast concrete walls presents unique challenges, primarily centred around the sensitive nature of connection works. The proper assembly and connection of precast members are critical to ensure the structural performance of the building. Faulty connections can result in issues like water leakage and failed sound insulation, jeopardising the overall quality of the construction.

Our Approach: Our team of abseilers, boasting years of experience in structural building technology, was well-equipped to tackle this demanding task. We devised a comprehensive strategy to address the challenges associated with precast concrete construction:

  1. Precise Supervision: We meticulously supervised and executed the connections between various structural members, ensuring that they met the intended criteria, whether simple, semi-rigid, or rigid connections.
  2. Expertise in Precast Technology: Our abseilers were well-versed in the intricacies of precast concrete technology, allowing them to troubleshoot any issues promptly and effectively.
  3. Efficient Abseiling Techniques: Abseiling provided a unique advantage in this project. It allowed us to simultaneously bolt and seal connections without being hindered by access limitations, saving both time and resources.

Result: Our team's expertise in precast concrete construction technology, combined with the efficiency of abseiling, led to the successful completion of the project. We achieved strong structural connections, maintained water-tightness, and ensured sound insulation, meeting and exceeding the client's expectations.

This case study underscores our capability to handle complex construction challenges with precision and efficiency. Our experienced abseilers demonstrated their proficiency in precast concrete technology, resolving potential issues swiftly and ultimately delivering a successful project that met all structural and performance criteria.