Two main structural supports of Envar’s 7,500 square metre building had been damaged by heavy moving plant, the health and safety implications of which led to complete shutdown of the area. To minimise the financial and operational impact on the business, a solution needed to be implemented quickly and effectively.
Within 48 hours, Red Leaf Developments was on site with a strategy. By using shipping containers and a range of steel props, braces were fabricated and installed to give sufficient support to the main rafters of the building. This temporary fix to make the area safe was approved by HSE so Envar operations could continue and dismantling of the damaged section could commence.
Using a 250t crane and a range of other specialist lifting equipment and techniques, all damaged sections of the building, including the 20t concrete rafters, were disassembled, lifted down from a height of 12m and removed. Within four days of the project start date, all temporary works were also removed, with the remainder of the building being deemed as structurally sound. This allowed site operations and material processing to resume as normal, reducing impact to the business.
Red Leaf Developments also designed and fabricated the necessary replacement sections for reinstatement of the building’s roof. All materials were delivered to site ready for assembly. With limiting disruption to business operations a priority, the main lifting and installation works took place during the weekends and the complete roof install was finished within 14 days.
I want to thank the Red Leaf Developments team. Our project at Envar became problematic and stopped a main artery of our business. Red Leaf Developments completed the high-risk task quickly and effectively, meaning Envar could continue to work as a profitable business.