CHALLENGING WORK CONDITIONS...
Beton Bauen in partnership with Fosroc were contracted to reconstruct a new weir at a location on the River Wye, in Newbridge (Powys).
The project involved reconstruction of a concrete gauging weir in a somewhat challenging environment, with a flowing river and the constant risk of rising water levels.
The conditions and location of the weir presented several challenges for the project. These included working in a 'live' river, with pumps and cofferdams in place that were at risk of being swept away due to the unpredictable flow of the River Wye.
Unpredictable weather conditions during the project also presented an increased risk of sudden water level rises in the river. This minimised the periods of time in which works could be carried out.
SHORTLISTED FOR AN INDUSTRY AWARD...
Beton Bauen in partnership with Fosroc is shortlisted for the CRA Repair and Refurbishment Award 2020, for the joint work on the new weir.
The awarding body has determined that this project showed a unique ability to address the complexity of the environment and provide a solution to reinstate the structure in a short timescale, thereby reducing the risk of being exposed to flood water.
The Concrete Repair Association has shortlisted three projects for the CRA Repair & Refurbishment Award, with the winner due to be announced on the Concrete Repair website on Monday 16 November at 16:00.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, there can be no live actual Concrete Society Awards 2020 event however, you can find further information the eventual winner by visiting www.cra.org.uk.