Case Study : Aggregates and building materials

Case Study 

Increase facility capacity

 

PROJECT SUMMARY AND DRIVERS

  • CLIENT: Brett Landscaping and Building Products
  • LOCATION: Cliffe
  • INDUSTRY: Landscaping & Building Products
  • COST: £205k
  • PROJECT DURATION: 4 months

Brett’s objectives were as follows:

              – Increase capacity of their Rekers 2 Facility

              – Capability to produce Higher value products by modifying existing building production facilities

PROJECT SCOPE – RB PLANT’S ROLE

  • Act as Principal Designer/Principal Contractor
  • Support Brett with CDM for:
    • Installation of new production line
    • Ancillary services

to produce these new products

  • Provide Construction Site Management services to oversee the Civils works required for the new raw materials system to feed the new process plant

WHAT CHALLENGES DID RB PLANT OVERCOME?

  • Complete works to tight deadlines & within clients budget
  • Execute works whilst normal production operations ongoing:
    • Pouring new silo foundations
    • Creation of new ground hopper system – ground conditions biggest challenge
    • Risk of side wall collapse due to hopper location below surrounding water level
    • Existing equipment locations prevented use of normal excavation processes
    • Diaphragm wall construction trialled, but unfeasible
  • Resulting solution was then to:
    • Contiguous pile around the hopper
    • Excavate the required materials to prevent risk of wall collapse during hopper pit construction.

THE OUTCOME AND END RESULT

  • The outcome was a “Happy Client”
  • Work completed with only minor disruption due to extreme weather conditions limiting crane lifting to install equipment
  • All exterior & roof sections removed and replaced
  • Health & Safety file collated & handed over to the client upon completion of the installation/commissioning processes

BENEFIT TO CLIENT

  • Now has capability to produce higher value products to supply the Landscaping & Building products markets
  • Achieved Return On Investment in the minimum possible period as based on the demand for the new products from their sales team

TESTIMONIAL FROM BRETT

“RB Plant left everything on site more than satisfactory by RB and I’ve been delighted with their co-operation to deliver the project in the short timescale with only a minor incident and given the huge amount of man hours this is a real achievement.

It has been a pleasure working with RB Plant on this project and hope to work together again in the future.”

Neil Frost, Area Operational Manager, Brett Landscaping & Building Products