The surveys division has recently been successful in a multiple high rise tower block inspection package for a City Council client.
The project will see our teams carry out roped access inspections and diagnostic testing to a package of tower blocks.
A team of technicians have returned to the UK from Abu Dhabi having completed the first phase of a large project to survey the country’s largest Desalination and Power Plant
Phase I was to carry out condition surveys to 17 structures as well as over 300 ground penetrating radar scans.
The teams worked from and with the support of Concorr’s UAE office and despite working in temperatures of 50 degrees, completed the surveys on time.
The company is currently experiencing rapid growth in the Middle East adding 5 projects to the already busy UAE office.
This photograph was taken of a Concorr Landrover Defender having some downtime and a chat with an Environment Agency Defender whilst collaborating on a programme of sluice gates and culvert inspections being carried out by Concorr Civils Division.
Ah how sweet they look!
Perhaps we can expect the patter of little tyres in the form of a Freelander!
Over the past few months Managing Director, Michael Nugent has been giving a series of Technical CPD Presentations on inspection, testing and reporting of bridges, tunnels and culverts to the regional teams of Transport for London/The London Highways Alliance.
Since becoming Consulting Engineers to TFL and LHA Concorr have surveyed a number of bridges including Twickenham, Kew and Kingston with many more now scheduled.
Excellent responses and attendance was recorded at all presentations with an average of 30+ senior engineers present at each and at one presentation Michael presented to over 60 people in the room as well as many more engineers via a Webex Webinar link to offices in Chelmsford, Newcastle, Manchester and Belfast.
If the Top Gear Team are looking for a team member –
Michael is available!
We would like to welcome two new members of staff to the Concorr team.
A Graduate of Kent University at Canterbury joins the Surveys Division as a Technician.
A Graduate of University of Greenwich with a BSc in Civil Engineering joins the Civils, Bridges Division.
We welcome them both and hope they enjoy many years with the Company.
Worst Earthquake in Living Memory in Nepal
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EERI Response to Nepal Earthquake
On April 25, 2015, an M7.8 earthquake struck Nepal 48 miles northwest of Kathmandu, killing a reported 2,500 people across Nepal, India, Bangladesh, and Tibet. Avalanches and powerful aftershocks have followed. The EERI community extends its sympathy to the victims as rescue and relief work still continues.
EERI is currently monitoring the situation from media reports and notes from colleagues in Nepal and surrounding areas as part of its Learning from Earthquakes Program
EERI has set up a virtual clearinghouse website for EERI members to find information and share knowledge about the earthquake impacts at http://www.eqclearinghouse.org/2015-04-25-nepal/
We are in a preliminary data collection phase. We welcome help in gathering and sharing links on the clearinghouse website to media reports, information from earthquake professionals with field reports, or relevant technical literature about Nepal earthquake risk. Email the virtual clearinghouse at email@example.com
The LFE Executive Committee is developing a three-phase reconnaissance recommendation plan:
· Initial field reconnaissance with EERI members and colleagues from India and Nepal
· Creation of an LFE multi-disciplinary team composed of regional experts and International participants sent to region in two to five weeks
· Follow-up team sent in four months to a year for study using the evaluation framework developed by EERI Resilience Observatory for documenting and measuring resilience
Any questions regarding EERI’s response to this earthquake can be directed to: Heidi Tremayne, EERI Program Manager firstname.lastname@example.org or Ken Elwood, LFE Chair, University of Auckland email@example.com
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Following many months of pre-qualification and negotiations a major condition survey and diagnostic testing project has been secured in the United Arab Emirates.
A total of 17 structures will be surveyed and reported on ranging from marine structures such as sea inlet chambers to desalination plants.
Concorr staff will initially attend site this month for pre-investigation checks and inspections with technical teams following on to inspect all 17 structures.
This is one of a number of exciting projects the company is currently involved with ranging from Dubai to Abu Dhabi, Doha and Ras Raffan in Qatar.
A number of surveys to famous listed bridges over the Thames have recently been secured, the first of which has already been carried out.
This month saw our dive and inspection teams carrying out a special survey and scour inspection to the grade II listed Kingston Bridge over the river Thames in London.
An underwater scour survey was carried out to each abutment and pier as well as a condition survey to above water areas. Due to changes in commercial dive regulations recently, we had a total of 8 operatives on site.
Kingston bridge is 116 metres in length and carries an estimated 50,000 vehicles across each day. The original section of the bridge dates back to 1828 although there have been 2 additional sections added since.
This is just one of the huge number of bridges, tunnels and culverts surveyed each year by our Civil Engineering Consultancy Division making us a leading UK and worldwide provider of bridge inspections.
Concorr have recently been approached in relation to involvement in a fascinating project to create artificial reefs in the Middle/Far East using
pre-cast concrete balls.
This interesting scheme will see our technical dive teams carrying out a series of before placement, during and after diagnostic testing to reef units to evaluate both conformity as well as effects on the environment.
Seen as a ground breaking and pioneering way forward in which to use material waste to form units to in turn form reefs to support marine life is a potentially great environment plus and a project that we are extremely interested in being a key part of.
Concorr are pleased to be among the first to place staff from our Civils Division on the six part intensive programme for the new LANTRA Inspector & Senior Inspector Certification Scheme.
The programme runs until April 2015 with Concorr attendees already having completed the first 2 modules successfully
Following several years of preparation and design, the National Bridge Inspector Certification Scheme will soon become the required standard and qualification for inspection of bridges and highways structures.
Concorr are pleased to be among the first to have these qualified staff.