Bison Wins Concrete Society Civil Engineering Award

Posted: Tuesday 17th March 2015

Bison Manufacturing, the UK’s leading precast concrete manufacturer, has received a prestigious award from The Concrete Society for its involvement in the extension of an East London sewage treatment facility.

Appointed to the project by main contractor Tamesis, a joint venture consisting of Laing O’Rourke and Imtech, Bison was tasked with the design and manufacture of 8,504m˛ of unique 160mm tongue and groove wall planks for use in the expansion of Thames Water’s Beckton Sewage Treatment Works.

In recognition of its work on the project, Bison was bestowed with the Excellence in Concrete (Civil Engineering) award at a ceremony hosted by The Concrete Society.

Enabling the site to increase capacity by 60 per cent, the improvement works allow the full treatment of increased volumes during storm events. Bison’s units were used to form baffle walls in a number of newly constructed tanks, directing the flow.

As Bison’s units were manufactured offsite and delivered when required, the project required just a small number of installers and one mobile crane, helping to reduce the number of operatives on site and the need for materials storage.

Describing the high standards of manufacturing and installation on the project, The Concrete Society’s judging panel said: “A high quality of workmanship is shown throughout, as evidenced in the quality of finish, lack of repairs and minimal leakage at joints and through panels. It is certainly an improvement on traditional in-situ work.”

Mike Nelson at Bison Manufacturing commented: “We’re extremely pleased to have worked on such an important project and to be recognised by The Concrete Society for our design and manufacturing capabilities.

“This was a unique project due to its large scale and the requirement to design bespoke components to be used in an unusual way. I’m pleased to say that our design and manufacturing teams were up to the challenge.”

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