What happens when a crane comes crashing in?
In September 2017, Bellmont were engaged by Crawford’s to assess impact damage and instigate the necessary remedial works to a residential complex in Wolli creek after a tower crane on a construction site collapsed and damaged the neighbouring building.
BellMont assessed the impact damage and oversaw the initial make safe works. Careful demolition was required before removing the damaged parapet framing and cladding to expose the roof slab – which also required our structural engineers to assess it for any long term damage.
Since our last update, we have finalised the concrete hob repairs, cladded and sealed the parapet and waterproofed the roof. In addition to this, we have completed internal rectification work which upon completion allowed tenants to move back into their homes for the remainder of the works.
After these works were finished, our engineers drew their attention to the damaged balustrades and garden area. During the crane collision, the crane broke several glass balustrades. When our engineers investigated the damage, they identified that the balustrade comprised of two sheets of glass and laminated film, was faulty.
In light of this discovery, our engineers are in the process of repairing and replacing the glass balustrade. In the meantime, the team are undertaking waterproofing works to the garden area.
As this project nears completion we will keep you updated on the exciting final product, so watch this space!
Structural Repair Works
Chemical resins, injection repair systems, membranes, concrete repair mortars have been required for the structural and waterproofing works. As these works are progressing, the installation of the structural members of the façade has also commenced and once completed, will then allow for the façade cladding to be installed.
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