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List of Contents1 Company Disciplines2 Company Organisation3 Company Timeline4 Key Clients5 Job Profiles Asbestos Removal Projects Demolition Projects Demolition & Asbestos Removal Projects Rail Projects Reactive Maintenance Projects6 Insurance Details7 Accreditations & Memberships8 Licenses
Company Disciplines Demolition Dismantling Asbestos Removal Reactive Maintenance and Building Asbestos Management & Surveys Strip Out Works Railway Infrastructure Decontamination Including tank Cleaning & Land Remediation Waste Management Recycling & Reclamation Services Decontamination & Land Remediation De-gassing of all appliances in connection with mechanical and electrical engineering. Disposal of PCB’s Crushing & Screening of Materials
Company History 1948 – 20111948Establishment of a partnership known as Cheriton & Langford specialising indemolition and dismantling.1958Creation of D&B Metals a division specialising in the dealership of scrap metaland reclamation of building materials.1982Econ Construction Limited was formed in 1982 as a company specialising inall aspects of demolition & dismantling.1984Membership of the NFDC (national Federation of Demolition Contractors) &the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board)1986Received asbestos removal license and diversified into asbestos removal1987Econ Construction are full members of ARCA (Asbestos Removal ContractorsAssociation)1999Achieved a qualification for ISO 9001:2000 & received accreditation for theUVDB, Constructionline & Link Up.2002Membership to the British Safety Council2003Link up proof of audit achieved2004CHAS (Contracts Health & Safety) Accreditation achieved2005Launch of the Railway Division with a client base including Tube Lines,Network Rail & Metronet2006ARCA membership obtained with full site audit accreditation scheme. NFDCintroduce site audit scheme.2007Implementing an integrated management system & working towardsISO14001:2004 & OHSAS 18001 alongside Polaris Training andDevelopment and SGS Yarsley International Limited.2009Became accredited to ISO14001:2004 & OHSAS 18001 alongside PolarisTraining and Development and SGS Yarsley International Limited.Became Accredited to EXOR & The Green Achievers SchemeReceived a Gold Training award from ARCA.Received a Highly Commended Award from Willmott Dixon Construction.2011Became accredited to UVDB Verify via a B2 Audit.Econ Launches its Reactive Maintenance and Building Division2012ISO:9001:2008 ISO14001:2004 & OHSAS 18001 accreditation retained
Key Clients Albert Soden Ltd Alfred McAlpine AMEC Rail Barratt Homes Bexley Council BAM Nuttal British Aerospace Systems British Gypsum Balfour Beatty Birse Birse Metro Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd Carillion Special Projects Connaught Dartford & Gravesend NHS Trust Dean & Dyball Rail Engenica Greenwich Borough Council Glaxo Smith Kline Geoffrey Osborne Hyde Housing Association Jackson Civil Engineering Kier Partnership Homes Kier Rail Kilby & Gayford Lewisham Borough Council London UndergroundLondon Fire & Emergency Planning Authority Metronet Alliance Medway Council M-Real Network Rail SERCO Aerospace Spence Refit Tate & Lyle Sugars Tube Lines Ltd Transport for London University College London Whitbred Group Plc Willmott Dixon
Asbestos Removal ProjectsProject: Redundant Pipe Removal Including Asbestos LaggedPipeworkDate: July 2009 - SeptemberProgramme: 3 MonthsOverview: To cut and remove redundant pipe work across the River Medway, to also decontaminate the asbestos lagged pipe work then cut and remove.Photo Prior to Start:Staff Accreditations for Works: All asbestos removal operatives will be in possession of current asbestos training, face fit examination results and chest medical certificates. The gang will be supervised by an Asbestos Supervisor. Training records and copies of any certification are to be maintained on site for Audit purposes. Most staff have CSCS, CCDO or CPCS accreditation as appropriate. All of this work was at heights. Staff have undertaken the CITB Work at heights interactive toolbox training course. Edge protection was erected, but whilst this was being erected, staff were wearing a harness and were secured by a lanyard to the internal hand rails. A rescue winch was made available on the bridge for affecting a rescue if it was required.
Lifting Equipment Used: A telescopic handler was used to remove non-asbestos waste from the bridge to place it in the relevant skip.Mechanical Plant Used: 110v H-Type filtered vacuums Self contained decontamination unit (at least one shower head per four members of operational asbestos staff on site). 110v Negative pressure unit PAS60 compliant injection machine 110v Booster Pump 110v Reciprocating Saws (AVR versions) 110v Grinder 110v Jigsaw/circular saw Manitou Telescopic handler c/w bucket Roll on Skip Lorry CCTV camera(s) and monitor.Photo after scaffolding had been erected:
Asbestos Removal under Fully Controlled Conditions
Job Profile - M-Real Paper Factory – Project No – A385Project: Sittingbourne Asbestos pipe removalClient: M-Real Sittingbourne Ltd Mill Road, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 2TDDate: November 2008/ February 2009Programme: Four MonthsOverview: Works were undertaken for M-Real Sittingbourne Ltd who are decommissioning the paper mill at Sittingbourne. They required us to remove 1.5km of Asbestos insulated pipe. This Asbestos was Amosite sectional lagging. Once the Asbestos was removed, we had to cut and remove the steel pipe work and recycle.Work Streams: Econ Construction were asked by M-Real to undertake removal of all asbestos items from the service bridge at Kemsley Mill rail crossing and along the railway for 520m. Asbestos items were two pipes which had sectional asbestos lagging insulation. The pipes ran roughly parallel to each other through vegetation at the side of the railway line. There are some expansion loops where the pipe work runs away from the railway and returns later. The ground below the pipe work was locally contaminated with asbestos debris and was removed. The works involved removing Amosite (Brown Asbestos) that had lagged the pipe. Then it was hot cut and removed from site where it was recycled.
Complexity: Works were notifiable to the HSE and we worked closely with the HSE to undertake much of these works in semi – controlled conditions. We have a very experienced workforce and believe that any job, as long as it is managed and undertaken by competent staff, is a simple job.Methods/Technology: Because of the type of lagging on the pipe work, we used surfactant injection which ensured minimal fibre release; fibre levels did not exceed action levels.Programme/ Delivery Constraints: Works were carried out to the clients timescale and to the satisfaction of the clients approved analyst. Econ have just secured further works at M-Real involving the removal of a Stainless Steel water main over 4.5Km long.
Materials used in conjunction with the asbestos works were as follows: 75mm wide adhesive tape 1000 gauge polythene Tak-Rags 500 gauge Asbestos Bags Incorez Fibre Suppressant Injection fluid (Only Astrip is to be used) Tak-Rags Miscellaneous fixings: Screws, nails, pins, staples etc. Self Adhesive asbestos warning labels.
Framework Contract Between Econ Construction Ltd And TubelinesEcon Construction have had a framework contract with Tubelines for the last three years.We are one of four contractors with the ability and the expertise to carry out HazardousWaste removal on the London Underground.This contract involves: Removal of asbestos material and safe disposal Safe removal of any contaminated waste Ensuring all of our employees are fully trained to LUL standardProjects to Date Include:We have carried out works on 58 underground stations to date, including Asbestos Removal,Lead Paint Removal and all kinds of Hazardous Waste Removal.Health & Safety Issues: London Underground Safety Culture: Ever since the Kings Cross disaster, the London Underground have put health & Safety at the top of their priority list. This means that contractors are only able to work if they have impeccable safety records. The works are strictly supervised to ensure that the highest standards in safety are achieved at all times. Accident Statistics: no incidents occurred with any time taken off of work as a result. We pride ourselves on excellent accident statistics. Health & Safety Manual: we have a full safety manual available upon request this meets all legal requirements and also has the approval of the Health & Safety Executive. We are ongoing members of the British Safety Council and are currently in the process of achieving our 5 star award. All of our H&S practices and policies are accredited and audited by the CHAS scheme. We are ISO 9001:2000, 14001:2004 & OHSAS 18001. We are Link-Up approved which means we are able to carry out all works on the Rail network. Authorising Bodies: we were not only under the control of our own strict policies and procedures but we also managed to pass our Link- Up Audit which ensures 100% compliance with the procedures set out by Network Rail and LUL.
South East Trains Dover Priory Train Crew Rooms AsbestosEncapsulationFollowing concerns voiced by Nigel Turner at Dover and subsequent monitoring tests by anindependent air monitoringcompany it was decided to re-encapsulatethe asbestos ceilings and radiator top panels as asafety precaution. The asbestos used in theceilings and panels is of a low yield whitechrysotile variety and was used extensively inthe building industry up to the sixties due to itsfire resistant properties. The surface is very hardwearing and under normal usage onceencapsulated is safe for normal use.The encapsulation works were undertaken byEcon construction’s environmental division as atwo part scheme. The first part of the worksentailed a full environmental clean of the Second phase encapsulation/painting of the ceilingelectrical room and encapsulation of a brokenceiling tile. The works were supervised by TerrySpinks for the Operations Unit and Scientifics Ltdwere chosen to independently monitor airquality throughout this first stage.Scientifics submitted their air quality report, on the day all readings fell below the HSE guidelinesapropos air quality. Three separate areas were monitored to see if any fibres were present in the air.All environmental control measures were used in accordance with ARCA (Asbestos standard) and allmachinery and protective clothing used was sealed in plastic bags and removed from site. Econ haveprovided a certificate for the first stage works.The second stage works is to encapsulate the ceilings and radiator top panels with a flame retardantplasticized paint. The paint is as used by London Underground and Network Rail and is of a recognizedstandard. The paint forms a non porous coating over the panels to stop the possibility of potentiallyharmful fibers being released into the air. The coating is hard wearing and has a low odor, is non toxicand should last at least five years. Once complete Econ will put new warning labels on the panels.The works will be completed on Friday 21st October and be signed off by Terry Spinks and Econ. Afinal completion certificate will be supplied and these will be archived at Grove Park and at DoverPriory. Radiator top panels being treated and coated with flame retardant plasticized paint.
Demolition Project ExamplesBirse Metro – Removal of Surrey Canal Road FootbridgeProject: Removal of Surrey Canal Road FootbridgeClient: Birse Metro 86 Station Road Redhill Surrey RH1 1PQDate: 16th/17th May 2011Programme: 10 Hours
Overview: Econ Construction Limited have gained a contract to carry out thedemolition and Enabling works at the East London Line Phase 2. This project involved the demolition of five factory units on an industrial estate with the removal of all the slabs. Separation joints were made to the units that were remaining. The project also included removing all the Asbestos Containing Materials. Part of this project involved the removal of Surrey Canal Road pedestrian footbridge.Operatives / Skills Main Contractor’s Site Foreman / Site Manager Main Contractor’s Certificated plant operators (esp Crane Operator, Lifting Supervisor, Appointed Person & Slinger/Signaller) Econ’s First Aider Econ’s Site Manager Traffic marshal / Banksman Econ’s Demolition Operatives, Leading Hands and Burners
Econ’s Fire WatchpersonProgramme/ Delivery Constraints: Works were completed in time for the road to be handed back for opening.
During the road closure Econ staff worked necessary hours to: Lay out temporary protection to the road surface Set up fire points Set up oxy propane burning equipment Liaise with the crane supplier Locally cut steel decks (to allow un-snagged lifting of each section) Locally cut back handrails and mesh where necessary (to allow un-snagged lifting of each section) Free each of the four sections for lifting by blowing retaining bolts Cut each bridge section into manageable sized pieces for transport Provide Fire Watchperson attendance throughout the works and for a minimum of one after the last hot cut. Remove arisings from the bridge deck removal by low loader or RORO skip Remove Temporary Protection Materials Remove all Econ’s Plant and Equipment Leave all Econ’s working areas cleanRecyclingEcon recycled 100% of all arising from this project.
Project: Lineside Building & Sale Reel Warehouse Demolition Adjacent to Live Railway LineClient: M-Real Sittingbourne Ltd Mill Road, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 2TDDate: January 2010 – April 2010Programme: 4 MonthsOverview: To Demolish Line side Railway Building, and Adjacent Sale Reel WarehouseScope: Removal of asbestos cement Gutter and downpipes Removal of bituminous asbestos covered roof sheets Dismantle Steel framed line-side building Remove trees to railway bank. Demolish concrete platform to west of line-side building. Remove concrete bunkers within line-side building
Significant Hazards Asbestos Manual Handling. Access & Egress. Public interface. Biological hazards – Weil’s Railway. (Working in the vicinity of an disease, Operational railway). Leptospirosis. 3rd Rail conductors. (Working in the Buried & surface services – H.V Vicinity of 3rd rail conductors). cables. Slip, Trips and Falls. Chemical hazards - COSHH. Use of plant & Equipment. Electrical Installation. Vehicle & plant movements. Electrocution. Working at height. Excavations. Working with high voltage electrical Fire & explosions. Equipment. Hypodermic needles. Lifting Operations Loading/ unloading vehicles.Methods/Technology:The steel framed line-side building demolished was approximately 75 meters in length and 10 meters in width with internal concrete bunkers which were also removed. The line-side building will be dismantled bay by bay removing steel clad sheets and steel purlins before removing steel trusses and uprights working progressively from east to west.Complexity: The works were carried out with the live rails in the vacinity, so extra care had to be taken to ensure no damage to the railway infrastructure.
Job Profile – Tate and Lyle Europe – Building 425Project: Building 425 DeconstructionClient: Tate and Lyle Europe Factory Road London. E16 2EWDate: August 2009 / September 2009Programme: Four WeeksOverview: Works were undertaken for Tate and Lyle Europe decommissioning redundant process building that was to be re modernised. Our client required us to remove all process plant internally and deconstruct the 35m steel clad framed building which the process plant stood within.Work Streams: Econ Construction were asked by Tate and Lyle Europe to remove all redundant plant from the building this comprised of purging all pipelines that fed 30 internal tanks. The building was totally de cladded by operatives working from articulated boom’s with all insulation to pipe work and the building removed leaving the internal plant and steel framework in situ. The roof of the structure was removed so all internal tanks and plant could be lifted to a laydown area using a 35 tonne crawler where further cutting using oxy/propane cutting equipment was used. Once the internal plant was removed the steel frame structure of the building was dismantled using oxy/propane cutting equipment and a 35 tonne crawler crane. All steelwork within the laydown area was loaded into skips using 360 degree excavators for recycling.
Complexity: These works were undertaken within a fully operational sugar refinery within a live tanker yard. During the demolition the upmost care had to be undertaken to ensure that the clients product and infrastructure did not become contaminated or damage in any shape or form. To ensure this Econ only employed highly trained and experienced supervisors and operatives within the industry to undertake the works.Methods/Technology: Because sugar can be explosive all pipework and tanks had to be fully purged and all flammable insulation removed from the building before any hot cutting could be undertaken. The demolition and plant removal was undertaken using a 35 tonne crawler crane, hot cutting equipment and 360 degree excavators with grapple attachments.
Programme/ Delivery Constraints: Works were carried out to the clients timescale and to the satisfaction of the client. This building was part of a three building cluster that was removed in a phased basis.Plant used in conjunction with the works was as follows: 35 Tonne Crawler Crane 30 tonne Excavators with attachments 60ft Articulated boom 60ft Scissor Lift Lorry’s and SkipRecyclingEcon recycled 95% of all arising from this project. Including 200 tonnes of scrapMetal.
Asbestos Removal & Demolition ProjectsProject: Clapham Common Vent ShaftClient: Tube Lines Limited - Hazardous Materials Unit 15 West Ferry Circus Canary Wharf London E14 4HDDate: September – October 2010Programme: 2 MonthsOverview: · All cleaning to Ducts · Asbestos Removal inc all Redundant Cable and Electrical Equipment · Removal of All Redundant Plant including Fan, Controls and Ducting
Equipment Used: (i) 110v Reciprocating saw (ii) Cutting using Oxy Propane burning equipment (iii) Unbolting individual components. (iv) 110v Task lighting (v) 110v Power Leads (vi) Killa-Sprayer (vii) Sack Trolley/Wheelie Bin (viii) 2-Way Radios (2 No) (ix) Spanners, Sockets and ratchet (x) Hydraulic Cable Croppers (xi) All power tools will be PA Tested, with certificates kept on site for audit purposes.Training of Operatives: LUL Entry Permit / LUCAS (all persons) First Aid (one person at all times) Fire Awareness (at least one in four staff) The team will be managed by a “Site Person in Charge” (SPC) Manual Handling (all persons) CSCS/CCDO Accreditation CPCS accreditation for the slingerOperatives were issued with the following PPE: Blue Overalls – Type 5/6 ‘Tyvek’ disposable with elasticated hood, cuffs and ankles EN 530 Welding Goggles to EN 166 & EN 169 (Shade 5) (For staff working with burning gear) Flame retardant overalls and Gauntlets to EN531 (A, B1, C1 & E2) & EN470-1 (For staff working with burning gear) Rigger Gloves (for heavy duty works) – such as carrying waste/plant. Latex free inspection gloves for intricate works. Half mask fitted with Combination filters SR 299-2 ABEK1HgP3 Safety footwear – EN345-1 Regulation LUL High Visibility vests – EN471:1994 Hard Hats – EN 397:1995 Eye Protection – EN166F Safety Goggles – EN166 1B 34 (Mandatory for staff using 110v breakers) Disposable earplugs (minimum SNR 23dB) (Mandatory for all staff when 110v breakers are being used) Spares to be available on site for other contractors in the vicinity of the worksite Anti-vibration gloves – EN10819 & BS EN 388:1994 (Mandatory for staff using 110v breakers)
Project: London Underground Mid Tunnel Ventilation Project – Redundant Vent Shaft Fan Dismantling & Removal Dover Street, Great Titchfield Street, Rita Road & Gibson Square.Client: Mansell PLC Special Projects Roman House 263-269 City Road London EC1V 1JXDate: November 2010 – January 2011Programme: 3 MonthsOverview: · All cleaning to Ducts · Asbestos Removal inc all Redundant Cable and Electrical Equipment · Removal of All Redundant Plant including Fan, Controls and Ducting
Equipment Used: (xii) 110v Reciprocating saw (xiii) Cutting using Oxy Propane burning equipment (xiv) Unbolting individual components. (xv) 110v Task lighting (xvi) 110v Power Leads (xvii) Killa-Sprayer (xviii) Sack Trolley/Wheelie Bin (xix) 2-Way Radios (2 No) (xx) Spanners, Sockets and ratchet (xxi) Hydraulic Cable Croppers (xxii) All power tools will be PA Tested, with certificates kept on site for audit purposes.Training of Operatives: LUL Entry Permit / LUCAS (all persons) First Aid (one person at all times) Fire Awareness (at least one in four staff) The team will be managed by a “Site Person in Charge” (SPC) Manual Handling (all persons) CSCS/CCDO Accreditation CPCS accreditation for the slingerOperatives were issued with the following PPE: Blue Overalls – Type 5/6 ‘Tyvek’ disposable with elasticated hood, cuffs and ankles EN 530 Welding Goggles to EN 166 & EN 169 (Shade 5) (For staff working with burning gear) Flame retardant overalls and Gauntlets to EN531 (A, B1, C1 & E2) & EN470-1 (For staff working with burning gear) Rigger Gloves (for heavy duty works) – such as carrying waste/plant. Latex free inspection gloves for intricate works.
Half mask fitted with Combination filters SR 299-2 ABEK1HgP3 Safety footwear – EN345-1 Regulation LUL High Visibility vests – EN471:1994 Hard Hats – EN 397:1995 Eye Protection – EN166F Safety Goggles – EN166 1B 34 (Mandatory for staff using 110v breakers) Disposable earplugs (minimum SNR 23dB) (Mandatory for all staff when 110v breakers are being used) Spares to be available on site for other contractors in the vicinity of the worksite Anti-vibration gloves – EN10819 & BS EN 388:1994 (Mandatory for staff using 110v breakers)--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Project: The Hastings AccademyDate: August 2011 - OngoingProgramme: Phase 1 – 10 Weeks - Phase 2 – 8 Weeks 2013Overview: To remove the Asbestos containing materials under semi, and fully controlled conditions then demolish Hillcrest School, Rye Road, Hastings. Phase 1 is to be completed, then the New Hastings Academy will be built on the site. Once completed, the remaining part of the school will be demolished. This is due to be completed in February 2013.
Phase 1 Phase 2Staff Accreditations for Works: Site Management staff hold CITB “Site Supervisor Safety Plus Training” Staff involved in strip out works hold CSCS accreditation. Staff involved with demolition all hold CCDO accreditation. Plant operators hold CPCS training where necessary. Asbestos Removal was carried out under our own 3 year asbestos licence. All staff involved held ARCA Operative as standard with Site management holding ARCA Supervisors & ARCA Licensed Contract Manager. MEWP operators have either IPAF or CPCS endorsed with the correct category. Staff Erecting Towers are all PASMA trained.Complexity of Works: We carried out the cuts to the exisiting school in phase 1. This enabled the rest of the school (Phase 2) to be operational whilst their new building is being constructed. This means that demolition is taking place in very close proximity to school children and classrooms. Noise and dust are major factors in our demolition methods.
JOYCE GREEN HOSPITAL PROJECTThe Joyce Green Hospital Project involved the decommissioning, demolition anddismantling of a complete hospital complex consisting of two hundred acres of redundantbuildings. The project was carried out in several phases over two years with a work force ofover 100 employees.WORKS INVOLVED: - Decommissioning: of the whole establishment took over 3 years to conduct, we were called in at the final phase to help with the shut down of the hospital section by section. Securing areas once staff and equipment had been relocated, until it was works staff only on site and we became principle contractor for Carillion Special Projects Demolition: of all redundant buildings varying from brick structures from the 18th Century to modern prefabricated units and temporary buildings. Over 50 pieces of plant were utilised on site during the demolition phase with a workforce in the region of 100 employees. Soft Strip: All buildings were soft stripped by our strip out teams before the demolition took place, with all materials being recycled wherever possible. In addition we also carried out M&E strip out to all areas. Asbestos Surveys & Removal: we conducted all asbestos surveys for the project and indeed all three types of asbestos were safely removed. This included pipe lagging, boilers, asbestos sheeting and insulation boarding. Our own division of asbestos
strippers carried out the works with a combined years of experience of 170 years, all of whom are fully trained operatives with a minimum of 5 years experience. 24 Hour Security: Our security were on site carrying out surveillance 24 hours a day, some of the team were accommodated on the site with a team of ex police guard dogs. We proved 100% successful in avoiding crimes such as joy riding, invasion of unwanted encampments, vandalism and graffiti, squatting and theft all of which had been evident onsite before we took possession.ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES: - Wildlife: an endangered species of bats and owls habited the old hospital and specialists in this field were employed to ensure appropriate action was taken to re home the bats and owls to ensure minimal disruption was cause. Protected Trees, shrubs & flowers: were also evident on site much care was taken to ensure these were not disturbed at all and the relevant wildlife protection agencies were involved.. Recycling: wherever possible materials were recycled for example all yellow stock bricks were recycled by careful dismantling buildings with each brick being cleaned individually. Recycling of all timber and roof slates involved roofing specialist dismantling roof structures with slates being removed individually from all of the buildings. All foundations and footings were taken up and recycled on site as crushed concrete. Donation of redundant medical facilities to third world charities: Some of the machines left behind by the Dartford & Gravesham NHS trust were considered to be obsolete in the medical profession within the UK, however in third world countries they have proved to be great use to the selected charities.HEALTH & SAFETY ISSUES: - Crime & Vandalism: before we took possession of the site local youths used the area as a recreational ground carrying out crimes such as joy riding and vandalism our 24 hour surveillance and close relationship with the local police force proved 100% successful in eliminating these incidents. Accident Statistics: throughout our time on site only a few minor incidents occurred with no time taken off of work as a result. We pride ourselves on excellent accident statistics. Welfare Facilities: are a top priority for us at Econ Construction a 24 hour canteen was available for employees with shower facilities, W.C’s and recreational facilities readily available Health & Safety Manual: we have a full safety manual available upon request this meets all legal requirements and also has the approval of the Health & Safety Executive. We are ongoing members of the British Safety Council and are currently in the process of achieving our 5 star award. All of our H&S practices and policies are accredited and audited by the CHAS scheme. Authorising Bodies: due to the huge scale of the project we were not only under the control of our own strict policies and procedures but we also managed to exceed the requirements of Carillion Special Projects, Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust, Dartford Borough Council, HSE, London Fire Brigade and Kent Police.
HIGHBROOKS PROJECTHighbrook’s was an estate of prefabricated buildings built during the 1950’s to after thesecond world war to temporarily re-home family’s after the devastation of homes during thesecond world. Some 50 years later our works was part of the South Greenwich RegenerationProject. By working in partnership with Greenwich Council, voluntary and communitygroups, health agencies, and the police and other agencies, over a seven-year period, theSouth Greenwich Regeneration Agency (SGRA) hopes to raise the quality of life of peopleliving in the south of the borough. The regeneration of the Highbrooks estate was part ofthis £2.5 million scheme to provide a new estate of affordable homes. We will seek to regenerate the area in ways which respond to real needs and expressed concerns of local residents, local community organisations and local businesses, and which result in a strong, confident, racially tolerant community.Econ was employed to: - Demolish and dismantle pre fabricated buildings Removal of asbestos material and safe disposal Crushing of concrete foundations slabsThe works have been carried out in two phases allowing for thedecanting of the existing residents into the new propertieswith a minimum work force of 10 operatives value of theworks to date is in the region of £100,000.00.WORKS INVOLVED: - Demolition & Asbestos Removal: the estate consisted of buildings made of prefabricated asbestos material. Demolition involved the use of our own 12 tonne 360 excavators and team of demolition operatives and included all foundations down to a depth of 1m. Asbestos Removal: we conducted all asbestos removal of prefabricated asbestos cement to external wall boarding, stud walls and ceiling boards. Asbestos insulation board and asbestos loose fill insulation was also evident. The entire buildings were made up of pre fabricated asbestos sheeting. Our own division of asbestos strippers carried out the works with a combined years of experience of 170 years, all of whom are fully trained operatives with a minimum of 5 years experience. Strip Out: Extraction of all items from the building which can be safely removed without disturbing the actual physical structure of the building. This included all doors and frames, windows and frames, all skirtings, wooden panelling and floor coverings. This is conducted by our strip out
team using hand held tools, mainly mattocks ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES: - Dust & Mud Nuisance: we took all necessary steps to minimise dust and mud nuisance during the works as another housing estate was located close by. All demolition debris were sprayed with a fine spray of water. All existing highways used by vehicles entering and exiting from the site were kept clean and clear of all dust and debris. Noise Pollution: as this was a highly populated residential and retail area it was essential to employ the best practicable means to minimise noise and vibration produced by the operations with regard to the recommendations in BS 5228 “Noise Control on Construction & Demolition Sites”. All mechanical plant and vehicles are fitted with effective exhaust silencers and are maintained in good and efficient working order. All compressors and generators were sound reduced with acoustic covers which are kept closed whilst in operation. Any ancillary pneumatic equipment is fitted with mufflers and plant in intermittent use was shut down in periods between work or throttled down to a minimum. All of these factors insured minimal noise pollution. Traffic Management Procedures: due to a high volume of traffic site speed limits were enforced, banks man were utilised for reversing, skip permits for roads, dispensations for road closures where necessaryHEALTH & SAFETY ISSUES: - Crime & Vandalism: as it is a highly populated areas surrounded by estates before we took possession local youths used the area as a recreational ground therefore it was essential for us to take precautions avoid any theft or damage to plant and machinery and also any accidents. Accident Statistics: No incidents occurred with no time taken off of work as a result. We pride ourselves on excellent accident statistics. Welfare Facilities: are a top priority for us at Econ Construction shower facilities, W.C’s and recreational facilities readily available Health & Safety Manual: we have a full safety manual available upon request this meets all legal requirements and also has the approval of the Health & Safety Executive. We are ongoing members of the British Safety Council and are currently in the process of achieving our 5 star award. All of our H&S practices and policies are accredited and audited by the CHAS scheme. Authorising Bodies: we were not only under the control of our own strict policies and procedures but we also managed to exceed the requirements of Kier, Greenwich Council, Hyde Housing, The Housing Corporation and the Health & Safety Executive.
Rail ProjectsProject: Access Stairs and Canopy Dismantle and Removal from Platform 11 & 12 at Clapham Junction (Phase 1)Client: Geoffrey Osborne Rail Raven House 29 Linkfield Lane Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1JPDate: May 2009Programme: 12 Hr PossesionOverview: To remove the Asbestos Cement roof sheets, then hot cut and dismantle the canopy frame.
Project: Canopy Dismantle, Demolition of Platform Building and Removal of Access Stairs from Platform 15 & 16 at Clapham Junction (Phase 2)Date & Programme: February 2010 – Platform Building 21 Engineering Hour Shifts for Canopy 1 x 27 Hr Possesion – March 2010 (Completed in 16 Hrs)Overview: To carefully dismantle the platform building and back fill the basement with arising from demolition. To remove the roof sheets, then hot cut and dismantle the canopy frame. To carefully dismantle the Access Stairs to platform.Canopy & Stairs that were removed. Platform Building That was Demolished
Project: Demolition of Brimsdowne Signal BoxClient: Geoffrey Osborne Limited Raven House 29 Linkfield Lane Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1JPDate: March 2009Programme: 52 Hour Possession (Finished in 14 Hours)Overview: To Demolish the Trackside Redundant Signal Box
Project: Network Rail - Train Scrapping & Asbestos removal at CarnforthCarriages which required stripping including any asbestos removalAsbestos operatives inside carriage stripping ACM’sRedunant Carriage loaded onto lorry and finally on route.
WOOLWICH ARSENAL REFURBISHMENT PROJECTAmec is a leading supplier of consultancy, engineering and project management serviceswithin the worlds energy and industrial process industries.Amec employed Econ Construction to undertake the enabling demolition works that had adirect interface with the operational railway. This was part of a larger project to extend theDocklands Light Railway under the Thames to link up with the mainline rail system atWoolwich Arsenal Station.Econ was to: - Demolition of station buildings Dismantle & remove station canopies Removal of Asbestos Cement Roof Cladding to both canopies. Soft strip public areasThe works had a minimum work force of 15 employees value of the works to date was£127K. Dismantling: of all platform canopies including crane lifts, the majority of this work was undertaken during the second 52 hour possession. Demolition: of station buildings including ticket office and WC. This work was undertaken whilst the platform was still in use by passengers, but with material and plant movements undertaken at night. Soft Strip: All buildings were soft stripped by our strip out teams It included hazardous material removal before the demolition took place, with all materials being recycled wherever possible. In addition we also carried out M&E strip out to all areas. Asbestos Surveys & Removal: we conducted all asbestos surveys for the project and undertook removal of cement roof panels to the canopies during the first 52 hour possession.Although these works are our speciality, the constraints and logistics involved in 52 hourpossession working helped make this an enjoyably challenging project for our project team,which brought together Econ staff from many disciplines – Rail, Hazardous Materials,Asbestos, Craneage, Demolition and Planning..
HEALTH & SAFETY ISSUES: - Crime & Vandalism: usually associated with public areas such as graffiti and vandalism were not encountered during out time on site. Accident Statistics: throughout our time on site no accidents of incidents were reported. We pride ourselves on excellent accident statistics. Welfare Facilities: are a top priority for Econ Construction shower facilities, W.C’s and recreational facilities were provided in part by our client and supplemented by our own site facilities. Health & Safety Manual: we have a full safety manual available upon request this meets all legal requirements and also has the approval of the Health & Safety Executive. We are ongoing members of the British Safety Council and are currently in the process of achieving our 5 star award. All of our H&S practices and policies are accredited and audited by the CHAS scheme. Authorising Bodies: due to the huge scale of the project we were not only under the control of our own strict policies and procedures but we also managed to exceed the requirements of Transport for London, Network Rail, Docklands Light Railway & City Airport Rail Enterprises.
REACTIVE MAINTENANCE & BUILDING PROJECTSJob Profile – Lee StationProject: Riser Wall RebuildDate: November 2011Programme: 12hr PossessionOverview: We were called to attend a fault where the riser wall had spilt on the lower section along the courses of the wall. The scope of works where to remove the damaged section of face brickwork and install a lintel below the ballast line and re-build on a like for like basis.
Working Hours: These works were undertaken during a 12 hour Possession.Method of Repair: The two coping stones immediately above the damaged section were removed and stored for re-fitting, the face brickwork was then removed down to the ballast level allowing for brick bonding into the surrounding sound brickwork. A concrete lintel was then installed to enable the rebuilding of the riser wall. This included matching the brick bond and corbeling to the upper four courses. Ties and reinforcement meshing was installed to bond the new section of brickwork to the surrounding areas. A second lintel was then installed to the upper section of brickwork to allow the coping stones to be installed earlier due to the time constraints within the possession. The coping stones where then re- laid and pointed up allowing for expansion joints as required.Progress Photo’s:
Job Profile – Farningham Road StationProject: Waiting Shelter Re-BuildDate: November 2011Programme: 2 WeeksOverview: The 2 main beams to the London End of the canopy had completely rotten through as they exit the station building roof, under the box gutter construction. The box gutter in the area that we had exposed had also rotted beyond any repair and required replacement. We had been called out to make safe canopy to the London End after a roofing contractor replacing the roofing sheets noted the extent of the damage to canopy construction including the noticeable drop to the canopy. Two of the existing main beams had been replaced in the past, by means of bolting new timbers to the existing timber within the roof void area, and two support posts had been fitted that extend from the underside of the canopy to the platform surface which would have been fitted to act as additional support in the past.
Working Hours: These works were undertaken during normal working hours behind hoarding in a High Street environment.Method of Repair: We removed the existing box gutter, removed rotten sections of main timbers, and replace with new, bolting them to existing main beams within the roof void area allowing for at least 3m for load transfer in treated softwood in matching sizes. Replaced existing damaged dagger boards to match existing design and then formed new falls to allow the discharge of rain water to the front of the canopy into a deep flow half round gutter discharging to exiting outlets. This allowed for maintenance to the gutter without the need to access the roof area, we evaluated that the cause to the extent of the damage was due to the box gutter leaking/being blocked over the years.Main Beam Damaged Beneath Box Gutter Area(2nd), Additional Vertical SupportShown.
How ECON can help with your requirements to manageasbestos under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006.Under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006, has placed a legalobligation to manage asbestos in non-domestic properties.Managing asbestos does not mean having to have the expense of removing itall.Most organisations have now gone down the lines of having an asbestossurvey of their buildings. However, not all have followed these up with aninspection plan and this is where we can help.Econ can undertake preparation of an inspection plan and undertake regularinspections by experience asbestos staff, of your buildings, based upon youroriginal asbestos survey reports.Our inspectors have extensive knowledge of asbestos management and aspart of their report will advise if any further action is required.Not only do we believe that we have some of the most experienced staff andoffer a flexible and prompt service, we also believe that we are the cheapestprovider in the country.If you think we can help you then give us a call for advice and a no obligationquote.Simon Watson BSc (Hons)Head of Hazardous Material Inspection DivisionEcon Construction LimitedTel: 02083002916 Mobile: 07920113673Fax: 02083002593 Email: email@example.com