Concrete Repair at the University of Birmingham
Concrete repair works to three wings of the Shackleton Hall has been completed over three phases.
Gunite (Eastern) Ltd was contracted by the University of Birmingham to carry out the concrete testing and the subsequent concrete repairs and application of protective coatings.
Shackleton Hall is used for student accommodation, student meeting rooms, cafe, restaurant, bar and offices and was occupied throughout the works.
The works were executed in three phases:
- Phase 1 (Summer 2016) – Wydrington Wing
- Phase 2 & 3 (Summer 2017) – Staff and Lakes Wings
The scope of the concrete repair works:
- Jet washing
- Concrete testing – hammer test, carbonation test, chloride test
- Concrete repair to window cills/ columns/ panels
- Internal and external concrete repair to stairwells and staircases
- MCI corrosion protection
- Anti-carbonation coating – clear coating on concrete aggregate
- Localised brickwork repairs and re-pointing
- Flat roof repairs to projecting bay roofs including enlarging rainwater outlets
- Liquid coatings to stairwell roofs
- Associated BWIC – M&E installations
All works were carried out by our highly trained, skilled and experienced operatives and a 15 year material guarantee was provided by Sika.
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