Contech UK Shotcrete Services have recently finished another project. This was a basement construction for a private development in Borehamwood. We sprayed concrete to the walls and then we were asked to construct a 200mm thick RC wall.
Tunbridge Wells Church Conversion project for Oakley Fitness.
We are delighted to have now been awarded the ISO: 9001: 2015 accreditation.
We have recently undertaken concrete repair and Cathodic protection on a major bridge strengthening scheme in South Wales. The photographs show Galvashield XP 4 anodes being installed which had to be embedded in Galva- shield embedding mortar. We worked closely with Vector Corrosion Technologies to provide cathodic protection design, Sika were also consulted to provide the client with a specification for concrete repair products.
Contech UK can now deliver ready mix concrete to site using our volumetric mixer truck.
For further information, and to use our concrete calculator to work out how much you will need, please visit our Ready Mix Concrete page (located under our Services header)
We have recently finished a sprayed concrete project for Leeds City Council at Lotherton Hall in Leeds for a penguin enclosure.
We have just completed another sprayed concrete basement project.
Neil Chalmers, Business Development Director at Contech UK, discusses the future of the industry, explains why Contech chose to exhibit at Civils Expo, and shares advice for those looking to pursue a career in construction.
Contech UK will be attending the Civils Expo as part of UK Construction Week at the Birmingham NEC on October 10th - 12th. Our stand number is C364 - come and see us, discuss what we do and find out how we can help you for any structural sprayed concrete projects.
Spray concrete, commonly known within the industry as “shotcreting”, involves the projection of wet or dry mix concrete at a high velocity and letting the material set on the receiving surface. Using this method, the material can be sprayed onto any type or shape of surface, including vertical or overhead areas.
Bill gates has recently written a piece for the online publisher Quartz entitled ‘Have you hugged a concrete pillar today?' based upon the the writings of historian author Vaclav Smil which originally detailed how as a species, we use the most basic materials to build and fuel our own civilisation.
One of the main materials discussed in the book is concrete.
A fact that underpins this is that China used more concrete in the last 3 years than the whole of the USA have used in the last 100; this staggering fact just shows that concrete is the number 1 material for urbanisation.
Below are the five largest structures made from concrete.
Three Gorges Dam, China - A hydropower concrete dam on the Yangtze river.
Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Once the tallest concrete buildings in the world, the concrete foundations go 120 metres deep.
Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE - Currently the largest building in the world.
King Fahd Causeway, Saudi Arabia & Bahrain - This 17 mile causeway is the concrete road that connect Saudi Arabia to Bahrain.
Grande Dixence Dam, Switzerland - Simply the tallest concrete dam in the world
Concrete is a material consisting of a hard, chemically inert particulate substance commonly known as aggregate. It has been used since the Assyrian and Babylonian era for cement or other bonding substance through the Egyptian times it appeared with lime and gypsum.
Contech UK gets awarded the contract as the ongoing contractors responsible for concrete repairs work to the canoe slalom at the London 2012 Olympics.
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