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Civil EngineeringCategory
The Radiographic Cell,
Dorset
Submitted for award by
Woodmace
Main Contractor
Woodmace
Owner
Heatric
Structural Engineer
Calcinotto Associates
Concrete
Hanson
Formwork
Harsco Formwork
Nominators
Harsco Infrastructure UK
J Murphy & Sons
Formwork
Harsco Infrastructure UK
Owner
United Utilities
Main Contractor
J Murphy & Sons
United UtilitiesWater Treatment
Facility, Maryport
ThenewMaryport underground storm
water overflowdetention/storage tank.
The 25mdiameter by 22mdeep shaft
adjoininganexisting sewagepumping
stationwill help to regulatewater surges
inheavy rain and storms.The concrete
shaftwallswere constructedusing
6 specially adaptedmast-climbing
platforms; a uniqueuse for deeppit
construction.
A twobay concrete radiographic test cell
with internal craneagewas cast inone
operation Crackwidthswere limited
to0.1mmfor the 1mthick concrete to
create aneffectivebarrier to radioactive
particles. No visual crackingwas noted.
Close control of differential temperature
was paramount aswere tight tolerances
toensure the 40tonne steel closingdoors
fittedand sealed correctly.
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