New Granulated Activated Carbon (GAC) Absorption Building
- Project Type
- Steel Tonnage
- Works Carried Out
- Draycott, Derbyshire
- Water Treatment Works
- Structural Steelwork, Holding Down Bolts, Composite Roof & Wall Cladding
Our client’s requirement was to provide a new building to house Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) Absorption equipment, a key element of the water treatment process to provide fresh, clean drinking water. Robinson Structures were awarded the project by MWH Treatment to deliver the new building, consisting of a galvanized steel structure and insulated cladding, at the Church Wilne Severn Trent site.
As GAC is a specialised water filter primarily used for the reduction of chlorine and related contaminants from the incoming water supply, all our operatives in attendance had to be “EUSR Water Hygiene” trained.
The site itself had restrictions due to the main area of the building being position on top of 8-metre-high concrete walls which hindered visibility. The site team resolved this issue by utilizing two-way radios for the safe erection of the steel work.
Following in-situ concrete bunker walls being cast, Robinsons engineered the position of holding down bolts prior to diamond drilling and installing resin fix HD bolts.
We utilised 80ft articulated boom mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) for steel erection and installation of safety nets in order to access the pipework and equipment previously installed.
Robinson Structures commenced the project in November 2018 and completed the supply and installation of the new steel frame with insulated cladding ahead of target in Q1 2019.
“MWH treatment would be happy to use Robinsons in the future. The team was well managed with regular visits from the Robinson Contract Manager. Robinson’s ensured a smooth uninterrupted install in line with the site programme. Health and safety was first class and risk assessments and method control were adhered to.