Rhodar Demolition sets UK standard

Rhodar Demolition sets UK standard

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Rhodar recently carried out the first demolition of a ‘Laingspan’ school building for the ESFA. These building types, constructed in the 1970’s, utilised a post-tensioned concrete frame, preventing the use of traditional mechanical demolition techniques.

The post-tensioned elements of these structures retain an incredible amount of stored energy, which if released could set off a chain reaction that could cause a catastrophic collapse.

Our bespoke methodology, developed with our structural engineers, ensured the integrity of the post tensioned sections were not disturbed as they were taken down for safe release in a designated processing area.  

The project was carefully monitored by both the ESFA and the client, and a process was established for the demolition of similar structures as they approach the end of their lifespan.

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