London's Heathrow Airport Concrete Breaking and Removal
- Isolation and removal of 280m² of concrete hard standing located adjacent to baggage handling facility.
- Isolation and removal of separate concrete floor section 70m long and 800mm wide to facilitate the construction of new external wall.
- Drilling, cutting and removal of floor sections within the building to allow the insertion of 5 new column bases and 35 bollards.
- Concrete sections between 110mm and 400mm thick.
- No over cutting allowed.
- Autonomous power supply required.
- Process to accommodate existing subterranean utility pipes, including fire mains supply pipe.
- Staff, equipment and operation to be 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.
- Minimal disruption to baggage handling facility's day to day activities.
- Floor saw, equipped with diamond-tipped blades up to 900mm in diameter, deployed to cut and isolate concrete areas.
- 110v electric drill used to 'stitch drill' corners of concrete sections to prevent over cutting of floor.
- Concrete sections broken up and removed by an electrically powered remote controlled demolition robot.
- Stand-alone three phase generators utilised to provide machinery with autonomous power.
- Use of qualified, experienced staff with modern equipment.
- Demolition robot operated remotely negating operative hand and arm vibration issues.
- Debris sorted on site and removed for recycling.
- Project completed on budget.
- Negligible disruption to baggage hall operation negating unnecessary stoppages.
- Specialist equipment owned and operated by Castle and Pryor ensuring fixed costs and qualified, experienced operators.
- Project completed on time.