Global-MSI supplies ‘modular’ canopy at Shell Grimsby
Global-MSI completed the assembly and installation of a modular canopy at the Shell petrol station in Grimsby in June 2013, in an attempt to contribute to a reduction in overall programme duration and to significantly reduce hours spent on site and working at height.
For a few days Global-MSI’s Doncaster production facility became an assembly site as several large modules were assembled complete with structural & secondary steelwork, gutters, roofsheets, rainwater pipes, underlining, fascias and Shell corporate image signs.
This method overcame problems identified with the traditional method of site construction by reducing the canopy installation site programme duration by two thirds, leading to an early site opening and return on investment. Working at height was eliminated as the modules were assembled at ground level in Doncaster.
The traditional site assembly process involving the fixing of several hundred components was replaced on site by the installation of canopy columns, support beams and pre-assembled modules.
This reduced the site installation period including corporate sign elements and electrical cabling, from 15 days to 4 days.
During the assembly of the six modules, no working at height was required at all, which avoided constructions greatest risk.
Minimal working at height on site involved working from powered access equipment rather than the traditional method of steel assembly and cladding installation at roof level.
Factory controlled conditions allowed the construction process to avoid the vagaries of the British climate!
By assembling the materials in a controlled factory environment far removed from the construction site, a much reduced installation programme and significant Health and Safety benefits resulted.
For further information please contact Alex Stafford or Martin Steggles on telephone number +44 (0)1302 361558