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Project: Heads of Valley A465 - Concrete Barrier | Client: Costain Ltd and Welsh Ministers | Duration: 8 Days (Oct 2017) | Supplier: Hanson Concrete and Titan Plant Hire Ltd

Scope: Installation of BBS Concrete Barrier to various Profiles


GCEL was appointed to install 4900m of BBS approved concrete barrier. The work involves installation of a standard profile concrete barrier, embedded concrete barrier over 2 no. bridges, concrete barrier with base slab on raised central reserve and under bridges. The work provides logistic challenges as it was spread across different sections miles apart and each section had its own construction detail, which required consistent reconfiguration of slipform paver and mould. Remaining 3800 m of barrier work is currently scheduled to be completed I the year 2018-2019.

Project Completion Date: Oct 2017

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Project: Heads of Valley A465 - Section 2 - V-Channel | Client: Costain Ltd and Welsh Ministers | Duration: Oct 2016 - Apr 2018 | Supplier: Hanson Concrete and Titan Plant Hire Ltd

Scope: Installation of Surface Water Channel of varying widths

GCEL was appointed to slip-form 8500m of surface water channel of varying width (600mm, 800mm, 1000mm, 1100mm) on central reserve and on the verge at A465 heads of valley Section 2 project. The work comprises Slipforming V channel and gullies with the inclusion of contraction and expansion joints at regular interval. In order to meet the demand of the scheme’s programme, work will be completed over various visit between October 2016 to April 2018. This provides logistic challenges as the work in each visit were spread across different sections resulting in stop and start work, repositioning, regular reconfiguration of slip-form paver and mould.

Project Completion Date: April 2018

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