BHC’s Concrete Decking benefits include:
Less Contractor Management Time
It is more efficient to award steel erection, metal decking and concrete topping in one package, thereby decreasing management and paperwork whilst improving responsibility. It’s easier too, as there is only one point of contact for a large portion of work.
Better Onsite Coordination
A complete steel erection, metal decking and concrete package allows for better delivery coordination, as a single contractor can control the deliveries to suit the erection sequence, and when metal decking needs landed and reinforcements needs landed. Contrast that with standard practice, where poor co-ordination can lead to missed opportunities. For example, if mesh/rebar is not delivered at the correct time, you may be required to set up a loading bay, which can be expensive. If a loading bay is not feasible, the bundles of mesh/rebar must be split into smaller bundles which is not only time-consuming, but also requires the use of a crane and valuable hook time.
Better Management of Tower Cranes/Mobile Cranes
Crane coordination is often an issue on site. Typically, the flooring contractor struggles to get use of a crane and is then required to position theirs in the same location as the steel erecting crane, which may impact the programme. However, by erecting steel, metal decking and concrete in one package, BHC can programme the most suitable time for laying the floors. The steel erection process usually has control of the tower cranes and will utilise the time more economically as they are organising all lift sequencing from steel, metal decking and reinforcement.
Concrete on Time
With BHC, both the pump location and the timing of the concrete pouring can be coordinated to best suit the erection process and allow the sequencing of deliveries to continue according to schedule.
BHC can also configure the concrete mix to allow early age strength, thereby enabling faster access to Mobile Elevated Working Platforms (MEWPs) onto the poured concrete for rapid continuation of the erection process.
Choosing BHC to be your one point of contact for steel erection, metal decking and concrete is a clearly a major benefit on site.