Client: Birmingham City Council
Value: £480 million
Contractor: Wates/Fortem & Engie
Start Date: February 2019
Our services: Survey & Repair / Structural Engineering
As part of the Birmingham City Framework, Curtins were employed by all the framework contractors to ascertain the long-term durability of 48 Large Panel System (LPS) high rise buildings.
We undertook an assessment of all blocks under accidental loading and then developed an appropriate remedial strengthening scheme. The aim of the remedial strengthening scheme was to reduce the risk (as low as is reasonably practical [ALARP principle]) of disproportionate damage occurring should a severe non-piped gas explosion occur within the block.
For this commission we undertook the following surveys and materials testing programmes: