CEMEX were tasked with laying over 1,956m3 of Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) for use as infrastructure roads and storage areas at a new Fruit Packing Factory.
Working with their partners in the South East, Gallaghers, and the Client, AC Goatham & Sons, they were able to complete the yard on time, to budget, despite various site challenges.
CEMEX and Gallaghers initially had to convince the client that a roller compact concrete pavement offered a better and more economical solution to a traditional reinforce concrete slab. Some of the key benefits that convinced the client was the speed of installation and early trafficking times.
The project required laying the RCC with other contractors on site and challenging ground conditions. These included excessive ground water, resulting in the works having to be completed quicker than initially expected.
The partnership with CEMEX and Gallaghers in the South East enabled them to provide their paving expertise and Gallaghers ability to produce locally sourced RCC from Hermitage Quarry.
Working around other contractors required an efficient programme that had been carefully developed by CEMEX and Gallaghers prior to the contract start.
Utilising Gallaghers Rapid Mix Plant and CEMEX paving equipment the partnership ensured an efficient production and application critical to the success of the contract.
The RCC was ready to be used within a few hours, with a Helicopter landing on the site 24 hours later to prove its readiness.
CEMEX worked with Gallaghers to overcome site space issues with so many different operations ongoing at the one time.
CEMEX developed a method of working to ensure they moved around the site to allow room for other trades, such as the drainage operations. Relocating the access roads for trucks was instrumental in this, resulting in over 500 tonnes per day being laid and the job being completed in just 10 days.
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