Managing Director, Michael Nugent has this week been in Rome at meetings and presentations as part of his involvement with The United Nations UNESCO Technical Team.
This is the latest of a series of meetings of the Technical Committee whose remit is to evaluate the effects of both natural and conflict disasters on buildings (hospitals etc) and infrastructure in predominantly third World Countries, but now evolving to other regions such as the Middle East and Europe.
A visit was also made to the remote regions, 90 miles from Rome to view the ongoing rebuild of the regions affected by the 2016 earthquake.
Some 2,000 people were displaced at the time of the earthquake and over 290 sadly lost their lives.
Italy’s earthquake institute, INGV, a world leader in seismic events said the focus of the earthquake was at Accumoli and Amatrice.
Much was learned from the visit and discussions, which will assist in the groups work over the coming 3 years, whose ultimate and simple goal is to evaluate, educate and saves lives in the future.
Concorr Rail Consultancy Division teams attended a Network Rail Bridge in South West London on a night closure between 1am and 5am last Thursday.
The soffit of this road over rail bridge had received many repairs over the years, all of which are now failing and spalling.
Our technical team were engaged to carry out an inspection and to compile recommended technical correct repair strategies.
Our team of roped access technicians carrying out the investigative, diagnostic and make-safe survey to the façade elevations of the World Trade Centre, Dubai are enjoying clear blue sky, no winds and temperatures in the early 30’s – much like our teams are experiencing in the UK!!
Works are progressing well and the teams are enjoying accessing this iconic Dubai skyline building.
Congratulations to Anthony Sinden – Graduate Engineer with the Company’s Civil Engineering Consultancy Division.
Anthony attended the external independent IRATA training course last week and qualified a Level 1 Roped Access Technician
Amidst fierce competition, Concorr have secured and been awarded the hugely prestigious project to carry out the condition survey, make-safe and diagnostic testing to the façade of one of Dubai’s most prestigious landmark high-rise buildings.
The Sheik Rashid Tower as it is also known was built in 1979, has 33 occupied floors, over 344,000 square feet of office space and is one of
Dubai’s most recognised building.
Group Managing Director, Michael Nugent said “ this is a great survey and client to have secured and we will be able to demonstrate the quality of our services and staff, which has been the key to our continued growth in both The United Arab Emirates and across the Middle East”.
Concorr teams have already made pre-start visits and our roped access engineers will start the survey tasks during February. Every square metre of the façade will be inspected and tested, then reported on using industrial roped access techniques.
A bridge inspection and diagnostic testing survey to a large concrete, steel and brick bridge in west London needed to be carried out in an 18 hour line possession.
The survey included diagnostic testing, invasive investigations to steel beams and the tie rods, bearing inspections and break-outs for evaluation.
In order to meet the hugely demanding deadline, Concorr placed three teams of technicians on the project, each working independently of the others to perform the tasks.
The survey was completed 4 hours ahead of schedule to the delight of the client.
Well done to all those team members and all who played a part in this survey, which was planned and executed with military precision.
Concorr carry out many such surveys – please contact us for information.