Further to the recent news regarding RAAC (Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete) Collins were ahead of the time, having completed the removal of these panels to the Science Block at St Josephs College.
The Science Block was originally a flat roofed building with RAAC panels. We Installed a temporary roof to protect the building whilst this was carried out and replaced with a Tata steel deck. A Bauder designed tapered insulation scheme with Bauder felt was then installed.
RAAC (reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete) has been found in many school buildings in England and is prone to sudden failure as it ages. It has a life expectancy of little more than 30 years meaning buildings constructed from the 1950s to the 1990s that have not been checked by structural engineers are at risk of collapse.
Ministers have ordered schools to immediately shut buildings made with aerated concrete until safety work is undertaken.
For further information regarding the RAAC (Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete) panels please refer to the government website –https://www.gov.uk/
Collins are experienced in the safe removal of RAAC panels. Please contact us for any queries – Contact Us