Piramal Pharmaceutical Commercial Project
WOODSmith Construction Group’s commercial team were tasked with laying a concrete plinth which would form a base for a BOC tank. The location which needed excavating was an area which was unsuitable due to uneven ground condition. They had a four week timescale to complete the project.
Preparations & Planning
Initial meetings took place with the client to discuss what was required; project drawings were reviewed, site inductions were booked and we discussed Health and Safety issues relevant to the project and site. The WOODSmith team were working under the clients CDM 2015 regulations.
Extra preparations were made due to the site being an ATEX site. An Atex site is one where explosive atmospheres can be caused by flammable gases, mists or vapours or by combustible dusts. If there is enough of the substance, mixed with air, then all it needs is a source of ignition to cause an explosion. Therefore mobile phones and electrical equipment were kept away from the Atex zones on site.
The WOODSmith team kept the site clean and tidy throughout, always aware that the site was part of a pharmaceutical company and they abide by GMP regulations.
The WOODSmith team used a combination of CAT scanning prior to breaking ground, groundwork to clear the area and prepare for concrete laying, and 360 machinery to complete the project.
We used designated waste carriers to remove the spoil form the area so we complied with environmental conditions.
The area was excavated and prepared as per the drawings provided. 18m3 of concrete was poured into the area to form the plinth. This had a float finish with bullnose edges and the path was a brush finish with bullnose edges corner sprayed.
The project was completed early at three weeks, achieving the result as per the clients brief.