Structural Alterations – Reinforced Concrete
Project location: The Roundhouse, Camden, London
Reinforced concrete removal in an unusual location
Stress UK were commissioned to develop, design and install a system to remove a long heavily loaded main structural reinforced concrete wall within the Roundhouse complex.
The system had to allow continued use of the remainder of the venue, provide full support to the structure above at all times and fit the tight programme of refurbishment works.
Slots in the RC wall were cut out and steel columns installed with hydraulic flat jacks and a sensitive strain and load monitoring system mounted on each. The columns were then pre-loaded through the jacks using resin under pressure. The jacks remain in place after the resin has cured to maintained the design loading.
The remainder of the reinforced concrete wall could then be removed by conventional sawing and breaking. The works went to programme and the restaurant opened on time.
Benefits and services
- Structural analysis, testing, reporting
- Halting and preventing reinforced concrete corrosion
- Reduced maintenance costs
- Steel and carbon plate strengthening
- Carbon, kevlar and glass fibre sheet bonding
Reinforced concrete wall
The reinforced concrete wall to be removed at the Roundhouse in Camden, London
Marking up for reinforcements
The space is cleared and marked up for removal of the concrete in sections.
Hydraulic flat jacks installed
Our hydraulic jacks and steel columns are now in place, each one fitted with a strain and load monitoring system.