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Gatwick Airport - Brokk Rock Drilling for Careful Concrete Removal

Dyer and Butler

Requirements

Brokk Rock Drilling for Concrete Removal at Gatwick
  • Removal of concrete foundation adjacent to aircraft jetty.
  • Aircraft parking bay to remain usable throughout the project.
  • Air bridge to remain operational at all times.
  • Concrete foundation 2m deep, 3m long and 600mm wide.
  • Minimal disruption to airport operations.
  • Staff, equipment and operations approved by British Airports Authority and Department of Transport.
  • Strict adherence to airport security and safety procedures.
  • Limited time frame for completion of project.
  • Operation on-going alongside other contractors.

Solutions

  • Brokk 180 remote controlled demolition robot deployed to undertake concrete breaking.
  • Use of specially adapted 'rock mast' attachment to drill holes in condemned concrete sections.
  • Further concrete breaking carried out by Brokk 180 using conventional hydraulic hammer.
  • Concrete removed and recycled.
  • Stand-alone three phase generators deployed to provide machinery with autonomous power.
  • Use of qualified, experienced staff with modern equipment.

Key Benefits

Brokk Rock Drilling in Action

Demolition robot operated remotely negating operative hand and arm vibration issues.
Brokk's 'rock mast' drilling attachment used to reduce vibrations on air bridge.
Concrete debris removed and recycled.

Environmental

  • Brokk demolition robot operated remotely negating operative hand and arm vibration issues.
  • Brokk's 'rock mast' drilling attachment used to reduce vibrations on air bridge.
  • Concrete debris removed and recycled.

Financial

  • Project completed on budget.
  • Minimal vibrations on air bridge affording unimpeded passenger use.
  • Compact dimensions of Brokk 180 machine ensured work could be undertaken adjacent to operational air bridge.
  • Specialist equipment owned and operated by Castle and Pryor ensuring fixed costs and qualified, experienced operators.

Time

  • Project completed on time.
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