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4 East South: Project Newsletter - May 2015

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📥  4 East South

Progress to date

Main build

Work has progressed well over the past month and the team has taken advantage of the good weather.

  • Vertical elements such as columns and core walls have been completed on the West end of the building. Work to the East end of the building is also progressing well.
  • The concrete beams that will support concrete planks will be installed this month, this will form the second floor.
  • Detailed reviews have taken place to fine tune the logistics of the concrete plank installation. The concrete planks are manufactured off site, which allows for quick installation on site. These materials are being delivered on site after the May Bank Holiday.
  • Design workshops continue to take place on a regular basis to discuss the internal and external elements of the building and how we can best achieve the many interfaces between finishes.
  • A new water main has been installed to replace part of the old main.
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Progress in the coming period

  • Installation of the second floor will be completed in mid May.
  • Construction of the third floor will be in progress by the end of May.
  • Noise will continue at the same level as the past month.

Local sourcing

  • 80% of all staff on site live locally.
  • Bouygues UK are actively sourcing local companies to use for the works.

Health & Safety

  • Zero injury accidents.
  • Visits from senior management continue to ensure the highest standards are met.

General queries can be addressed to estates-helpdesk@bath.ac.uk

Please also see Campus investments webpages and Estates webpages

 

4 East South: Project Newsletter - April 2015

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📥  4 East South

Progress to date

Main build

Despite minor set backs due to high winds and bad weather the project is on schedule.

  • The final installment of ground floor slabs is complete.
  • Installation of the building frame and columns has started and is making good progress.
  • Wheel washers are in constant use at the site entrance. Construction vehicles are having wheels washed down before leaving the site in order to protect Convocation Avenue.
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Energy Centre

  • The Energy Centre structure is complete, water tight and is now fully energised.
  • The existing Energy Centre is gradually being disconnected and all transfers are underway.
  • HV and LV power is live and under a University permit to work.

Progress in the coming period

  • Following completion of the ground floor slabs, construction of the first floor will commence.
  • Installation of a tarmac band around the site will commence to allow safe access to site.
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Health & Safety

  • Zero injury accidents.
  • 100% score in safety audit.
  • Ongoing reviews to optimise safe construction methods and improve risk management

Environmental

  • 99.9% of site waste to date diverted from land fill.
  • Bristol & West Archaeology have been in attendance during excavation works but to date, nothing of archaeological value has been identified.
  • Continued discussions and research to use more environmentally friendly construction materials

General queries can be addressed to estates-helpdesk@bath.ac.uk

Please also see Campus investments webpages and Estates webpages

 

10 West: Project Newsletter - April 2015

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📥  10 West

Progress to date

The project is making excellent progress despite the high wind and bad weather experienced in March.

Extra measures and precautions have been introduced when construction vehicles leave the site, such as banksmen that are helping vehicles to safely leave the site.

  • The construction of level 0 has been completed, Vinci will commence the instalment of internal walls and will commence level 1. This will include the instalment of approximately 250 tonnes of concrete during April. There will be periodic times of high noise as the concrete works are completed.
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  • The construction and installation of the drainage system is nearing completion.
  • The foul drainage system has been completed on schedule.
  • A gate is required and will be opened shortly adjacent to the West car park, this is to allow access for an additional crane during May. This will result in a temporary reduction of 8 parking bays from West car park for a period of one month.

General queries can be addressed to estates-helpdesk@bath.ac.uk

Please also see Campus investment webpages  and Estates webpages