We worked with Doran Consulting from design stage right through to advising the construction team on site reference installation best practice.
SDG/Gumba specified the project from outset so had priced for all main contractors tendering the works and were successful in securing the order when John Grahams were awarded the contract.
Doran Consulting sent us the necessary technical information in terms of loadings, rotations, deck span and movements.
From this we proposed the best product for the specific application.
As there were three different types as follows, we supplied Gumba Reinforced Elastomeric Bearings Type B (1).
We also supplied the steel tapered plates to equalise the slope on the superstructure to ensure the bearings were in a horizontal position when installed.
SDG’s knowledge and experience along with site visits before and after installation was invaluable to the main contractor. We worked together in partnership to ensure all works were in accordance with design and manufacturers installation process.
A full set of drawings and design calculations were sent for approval to ensure all was in accordance with design parameters. This ensured that there were no issues with site specific dimensions or installation.
A bridge bearing is a component of a bridge which typically provides a resting surface between bridge piers and the bridge deck. The purpose of a bearing is to allow controlled movement and thereby reduce the stresses involved.
All GUMBA bridge bearings are in accordance with EN1337-3 regulations (CE certified) and are 100% made in Germany hence are precision engineering to the highest standards.
SDG working with Todd Architects designed and supplied a unique jointing system of acoustic ceilings expertly installed by Castle Ceilings.
SDG are the supply partner of Bekaert Murfor Compact, which was used to reinforce the external masonry. Used by MG Construction Murfor Compact offered a fast, simple and economical way of reinforcing masonry walls.
LIV Student Accommodation with over 11 floors of Shearail® used to increase the shear resistance of a slab, and safety transfers the shear load from the slab to the column.
At SDG our knowledge of the impact of the correct acoustics in different environments grows it is no surprise that the education sector is one area where you can’t afford to be complacent.
Through the use of the BT turnbuckle on these LIDL store projects it has been possible to reduce the temporary bracing, increase safety and shorten the assembly time for the precast wall elements , it ticks all our the boxes. We are excited to implement it in our future projects.
SDG have always gone above and beyond for us. With SDG’s technical support our team have the ability to use the most effective and innovative solutions to improve quality, save time and perform more effectively.
I spoke to Ciaran Donnelly and after a few subsequent drawings emailed back and forth we agreed on the detail. SDG had the assembly on site within 3 days and saved us a lot of time on site with cutting and welding. We were able to lower the assembly into place in one piece with no concerns. I would most definitely engage in this service again.