ECS Engineering Services delivers CE certified structural steel for building project
Working with its client, Caunton Engineering Ltd., ECS has helped to deliver 270 tonnes of structural steel to meet a tight delivery schedule for a new industrial unit being constructed in Slough.
With a long working relationship going back some 20 years, ECS and Cauntons have grown to understand each other’s strengths and rely on the expertise of the other to help deliver important contracts. Both companies have a reputation for delivering high quality steel fabrications and are committed to the production of CE marked structural steel, which will become a European requirement in July 2014.
This project was for a new company premises in Slough, Berkshire, which was to be erected on a site that had been previously cleared of derelict buildings. Due to be completed in the Spring of 2014, the building will accommodate approximately 600 sqm of offices and nearly 5,000 sqm of warehouse space, with a minimum eaves clearance of 10 metres.
With half of the building already let, maintaining the build schedule is crucial to ensuring that the hand-over date is met. This allowed ECS just 4 weeks from the receipt of the drawings to complete the last delivery to site. Working to a planned delivery timetable, ECS received regular deliveries from Cauntons, which had to be cut to length and then manufactured into the final truss design and painted in C400 primer.
The end result was a complete set of curved roof sections that could be easily bolted together on site without any need for modification, which saved precious construction time. Jamie Wesley, Operations Manager at ECS comments: “By ensuring accurate manufacture and timely delivery, we have been able to maintain the efficiency of the construction engineers. Since both ECS and Cauntons are working to the new CE certification requirements for structural steel, the new building will be able to meet the latest regulations which come into force in July 2014.”