Shipping a small parcel abroad is enough to cause me to have a headache so sending massive steel structures, like aircraft hangars and bridges from a small town in Dorset to 130 countries worldwide must surely be enough to cause the mother of all migraines.
To find out just how difficult a job this is I had a chat with Ana Monti, REIDsteel’s Despatch and Shipping Manager.
In the five years that Ana’s been with the company she has shipped hundreds of hangars, bridges, office buildings and warehouses to places as far flung as Mongolia, Nepal and the Falkland Islands.
Ana maintains (although I’m not sure I believe her) that it’s not particularly difficult to organise the shipping, as long as you don’t mind filling in reams […]
Slow growth in Nepal’s exports and difficulty moving home-grown agricultural products around the country to reduce dependence on imports are getting a boost from steel bridges that are designed and built in the UK.
Helped by £3 million of funding from the British government, through the Department for International Development’s (DFID) Rural Access Programme (RAP), REIDsteel of Christchurch, Dorset was appointed by local contractor Kalika of Khatmandu to construct a 120m steel span bridge to open up access between Khandbari and Chainpur and boost trade across the Sabha Khola river.
The bridge links Sankhuwasabha with the national road network and has the potential to transform the lives of 800,000 people – The river runs through the Arun Valley, one of the deepest […]
By Technical Director, Rollo Reid
Latest reports about the Bangladesh building collapse announce that 800 people are now believed to have been killed by this terrible event.
The scale of this tragedy is enormous and my heart goes out to the families and friends of all those who lost their lives.
I feel particular sadness because building safe, strong structures is something I’m passionate about. It seems to me there are two main reasons why this tragedy occurred.
The first is because it appears that extra floors were added on top of the original and industrial companies were allowed to set up factory equipment in a structure that was only ever designed for commercial use, housing office workers and light equipment.
The extra weight of the additional floors, the heavy factory machines […]
REIDsteel has been designing and building structures around the world for almost 100 years but what sort of a company is it and who are the people that make it happen?
To find out I’ve been given unique access behind-the-scenes and I plan to share what I discover so you too can get an insight into what makes this company tick.
Before I do anything else I have to have a tour of the site and a health and safety briefing from Alan Newman, REID’s Safety Advisor. Alan has been with Reid for 24 years, having started in the maintenance department.
With so much heavy steel and cutting, lifting and finishing equipment on site, safety has always been a […]
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 […]