ACS have been involved with the new high bay warehouse slab works on a pharmaceutical campus in Macclesfield.
The location of the works were within a highly sensitive area.
The size of the new slab was 1800 m sq. at a depth of 450mm with over 800m cube of concrete over 4 pours.
ACS were involved with the development of the specifications and risk assessments to ensure the noise and vibration levels were kept to a minimum so the disruption of the pharmaceutical production programme was kept to a minimum.
There was an existing concrete slab which needed to be isolated from the live buildings before being broken out and removed.
A strategy was developed where the concrete and stone which was removed from the existing slab was put through a concrete crusher to be recycled and brought back to the works area to be laid as a pile mat.
After working in attendance with the piling contractor, ACS commenced with the reduce dig excavation and the breaking and trimming down of 950 concrete piles.
The preparation of the new slab then continued which included a water proofing membrane and the installation of 115 ton of steel.
During the rebar installation ACS Engineers set out the works to ensure that there would be no clashes between the rebar and the 670 No. of bolts to be later installed for the high bay racking system.
The concrete slab was poured to a FM2 tolerance and was achieved by the use of a laser screed.
The project was delivered on time and to a tight programme.