Site installation carried out by Techrete managers
The correct and efficient erection of precast concrete components demands proper planning and preparatory works.
This includes the method and sequence of assembly and erection; the provision of temporary supports; provision for final structural connections and joint details; calculation of erection tolerances, and handling and rigging requirements.
Our experienced contract managers supervise site installation and throughout every contract maintain close liaison with the contractor in order to establish and meet site requirements.
The expertise of Techrete’s contract managers in all types of fixing and ancillary operations ensures that erection is carried out successfully.
Speed of installation
Speed of panel installation has always been a key success factor in the use of Architectural Cladding. We encounter many situations where traditional installation is not possible, such as projecting overhead working platforms and installing panels within buildings or underfloor slabs.
Over the years, we have designed and developed items of equipment to facilitate these manoeuvres. We have a variety of C hooks and counterbalance rigs to facilitate the installation of panels under projecting formwork. This is required in particular on high-rise buildings where installation of the precast must start before the frame has been topped out.
An example of panels being installed within the building is the concourse at Wembley Stadium. We used specially designed suction pads attached to our handling equipment. Panels were installed like building blocks suspended from heavy-duty suction pads.
If you have any queries about installation, please get in touch.