CEM-Pave Roller Compacted Concrete was used to resurface a turning square and access roads between a number of warehouses in Cleveland.
CEMEX worked with Balfour Beatty to ensure that a durable solution was implemented for a hard standing turning area and an access route for a number of warehouses.
CEMEX and Balfour Berry developed a solution that ensured that the warehouses were kept open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Due to the location of the warehouses they were only able to complete the works during restricted daytime working.
As well as the challenges around working times they also had to develop a solution that was durable and hard standing which allowed for delivery lorries to turn with the minimum damage to the road surface.
The decision was taken to supply the material from local readymix plants capable of mixing CEM-Pave RCC.
Due to the material travelling from the offsite plants, CEMEX consulted with the design team who suggested an admixture to retard the concrete mixture, and this approach ensured that the material didn’t set as quickly as they would normally allow. Due to the location of the works this allowed the material to get to site and still be laid within the setting time frame.
CEMEX nominated a Banksman to the project to ensure that only 1 delivery lorry was within the area that were completing the works at any one time. This approach ensured that there were no health & safety issues through the course of the works.
The Banksman also monitored the amount of reversing vehicles through the works; the area for them to reverse within the turning square was tight and monitoring the vehicles whilst working with the area also ensured that there were no incidents.
CEMEX successfully produced and installed 1,825m3 of RCC materials across the scheme and the haul roads were completed to client satisfaction. During the works wider areas were installed to allow passing points for heavy duty vehicles including dumpers and tracking machines. RCC material was laid throughout the rural site which included a series of temporary bridges to span local culverts.
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