PHD – Construction News Specialists Awards Finalists
2014 has been an exceptional year for PHD with today’s news creating the pinnacle!
PHD Modular Access Ltd has been short-listed in the 2015 Construction News Awards in the ‘Access & Scaffolding Specialist Award’ section for our innovative solution at the landmark project for Balfour Beatty creating the access platforms for the Roof Strengthening & Transformation at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium.
The future use of the Stadium by UK Athletics and West Ham United FC created a major engineering challenge requiring a roof to cover the retractable seats with loadings for the roof compression trusses rising from 1,400T to 4,000T + no scaffolding to touch any part them + very limited permissible leg loadings onto the Terraces.
There was a strict deadline of 25 weeks for completion prior to the Rugby World Cup 2015.
The limiting factors meant that the traditional ‘bottom-up’ tube & fitting approach, requiring between 200- 300 scaffolders working 24/7 to be achievable, was not a viable option.