Main contractor: Laing ORourke
Engineers: Dinardo Partnership
Type of works: design and installation of a barrier system including handrails and mesh infills.
The new multi-storey car park at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary is a six-storey steel frame structure with spiral entrance and exit ramps. Consultant Engineers Dinardo Partnership needed to find a safety barrier system that would act as a perimeter edge for the main parking decks in the absence of structural restraints. They also needed a system that could cope with the varying radius of the ramps and both had to incorporate an anti-climb handrail and mesh. Their prescription to main contractors Laing ORourke was a course of treatment by Berry Systems. They designed and installed nearly two kilometres of barriers plus nearly half a kilometre of standalone handrailing. Berrys own design Berry Beams were favoured for most of the installation because of their aesthetics as well as performance to BS 6399 Part 1 and compliance with the latest recommendations from the Institution of Structural Engineers and the Institute of Civil Engineers. However, traditional W section barrier rails were used on the internal edge of the ramps because of the tighter radius.
Berry Systems was asked to design and install a barrier system including handrails and mesh infills to act as a perimeter of the car park on parking decks and spiral entry and exit ramps. The ramps were not a consistent radius and the barrier components had to be manufactured for specific locations.
Berry Systems supplied:
Twice Force Applications: 243m of Berry Beam was mounted at 1m centres on RB1X spring steel buffers for twice force applications.
Ramps - External Side:
376m of radiused Berry Beam mounted on RB1 spring steel buffers complete with Anti-Climb Extensions, handrail and mesh.
Ramps - Internal Side:
175m of radiused barrier rail mounted on RB1 spring steel buffers complete with Anti-Climb Extensions, handrail and mesh.
438m of 1.1m high handrailing.
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