While London whiles away the weekends, Camfaud is at work repairing the capital’s infrastructure.
Our most recent job involved pumping rapid setting concrete underground to form a tunnel trackbed. Our “troglodyte team” manned the pumps (and the pipelines!) round the clock to enable the concrete to be placed as soon as the track was aligned and the slab ready to be poured.
It is usual, when pumping long pipelines, to use 125mm pipeline. However, for this contract, 100mm pipeline was preferred in order to increase the velocity of the material through the line and thus minimise the chance of the rapid setting mix going off in the pipes.
Pumping rapid setting concrete
The troglodyte team in action
Camfaud’s Troglodyte Team
One Nine Elms – 34 hour pour
We recently pumped approximately 5,000 cubic metres of concrete into the basement of One Nine Elms, a mixed-use skyscraper development in South West London. Camfaud supplied four pumps, two Putzmeister pumps and two Schwing pumps for the pour. We also supplied backup pumps though, in the event, these were not required to work.
The pour, was carried out for Careys Civil Engineering. It lasted nearly 36 hours and finished on Sunday 17th March, allowing the Irish contingent a double celebration on St Patrick’s Day.
London Concrete supplied the concrete, a 75% GGBS 25% cement mix. It was their second largest continuous pour after the 5,500 cubic metre pour they carried out in 2009 at the Shard. The success of the pour was highlighted in an article in The Construction Index.
Construction Index article – One Nine Elms
The first of our new pumps for 2019 are now ready for service. An M43 to add to our fleet of large boom pumps and an M20 for small jobs and those in cities / towns with less room to manoeuvre and to set up. More Putzmeister and Schwing pumps are due shortly – watch this space.
Schwing M43 January 2019
Schwing Stetter & Camfaud
Schwing M20 January 2019
Looking forward to 2019
We would like to wish all of our customers and suppliers a Happy New Year. We look forward to working with you again and trust that 2019 will be a prosperous year for us all.
Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year
The end of the year is upon us and, we are pleased to say, it has been a busy one for us. As well as working on many of the country’s most prestigious sites – Hinkley Point C, Thames Tideway, High Speed 2 rail link and Crossrail – we have enjoyed working for many important regional and local building companies. So, to all of our customers, and indeed to our suppliers too, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and look forward to working with you again in 2019.