As taken from the Royal Engineer’s Journal, this articles discusses the contstruction of a bridge in Nepal. Click to read the article Bridging in Nepal.
During 2000 Thames Water established the aquifer supplying the plant sand filters treating water had become blocked and were running slow.
It was established that this was being caused by algal blooms, which were ultimately causing production to be impacted.
The Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) process was selected as the best treatment process and to complement this a 50Ml/d pre-treatment works was also constructed which would allow for the eventual removal of the slow sand filters.
The treatment works comprised of a dissolved air flotation and rapid gravity filter process. Treatment processes include:
– Raw Water Abstraction
– Coagulant and pH Correction (Acid) Dosing
– pH Correction (Caustic Dosing)
– Rapid Gravity Filtration
– High Lift Pumping
The plant is able to deal with any algal blooms more effectively and also reduce ongoing operation and maintenance costs.
The four REIDsteel buildings which provide cover to these processes had to be of high Architectural value given that the site is located across the valley from Alexandra Palace. Planning Permission was therefore a very long, drawn out, affair which meant that the plant became operational in 2008.
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On the sunniest day of the summer so far, the REIDsteel Team took to the water for the annual Mudeford Lifeboat Funday Raft Race.
After a very convincing victory in their heat, the final proved a much tougher test for the lads, with a neck and neck struggle for supremacy between REIDsteel and the New Milton Roundtable Team.
Finally, with what was surely an immense amount of Steve Redgrave like grit and determination, the REIDsteel team broke the oppositions resistance and crossed the line ahead to win the race and retain their winners title from last year.
The lads were then awarded another accolade, as for the second year running they were the team who had raised the most money for the cause.
Harshly (we think) they were not awarded any prizes for their outfits!
Steel is a fantastic building material, but sometimes steel frame buildings don’t have to look like steel frame buildings at all.
An example is the Lido Mar in Montenegro. The architectural design concept was by Studio RHE Architecture & Design and the structural steelwork design was by REIDsteel.
As you can see from these photos the final results are stunning.
In early 2011 we were successful in being awarded a contract to design and supply an Aircraft Hangar for Eznis Airways.
This hangar was required to house their fleet comprising of four Saab 340B aircraft and two Avro RJ85 aircraft, which serve their expanding domestic flights service operating from the Chinggis Khaan International Airport in Ulaanbaatar.
The project required the design and fabrication of a 50m clear span Hangar together with a two storey office, workshop and stores facility on either side of the Hangar and across the rear elevation.
In addition, we supplied the Eznis Company Logo which sits proudly on both gable peaks of the Hangar and we also produced a separate pair of sliding doors which can be opened to allow the nose of an Avro RJ85 aircraft to be worked on in inside the Hangar whilst the rest of the aircraft remains outside.
A set of inflatable fabric seals mounted on the main Hangar doors and matched to the shape of the fuselage ensure that the weather stays outside.
We designed, fabricated and shipped every […]
Construction of the aircraft maintenance hangar in Mongolia continues, and the fuselage sealing doors are now in place.
Designed by REIDsteel to fit an Avro RJ85. The fabric ring inflates to create a tight seal around the aircraft body so that maintenance can be carried out on the aircraft without the need for the whole plane to be inside the hangar.
When the seal is not in use, the smaller, outer doors slide shut and seal the hangar.
Small outer doors seal the hangar
The project was commisioned by Eznis Airways LLC, and is located in the Capital Ulaanbaatar.
Mongolia is a huge landlocked country, covering an area of over 1.5 million square kilometres. It is bordered by China on the south, east & west sides and by Russia to the north.
Local members of the construction crew
With UK temperatures now starting to creep below zero, spare a thought for our team constructing a REIDsteel designed aircraft maintenance hangar in Mongolia.
Temperatures there have dropped as low as minus 37 degrees centigrade!
At these kinds of temperatures things freeze fast, and the locals have developed some interesting methods for keeping their vehicles in service!
The cold also required some method adaptation for the REIDsteel crew. Materials behave differently, and jobs that are normally straightforward become fiddly when wearing gloves, but if you take your gloves off and touch metal with bare skin it will freeze and stick!
Despite these hardships, the team have done a great job and are due to complete on schedule.