London Olympics 2012
As a major part of the London 2012 bid, was the key importance of infrastructure changes to provide direct Olympic Route Networks (O R N) throughout the City. Bomax worked closely with the designers and authorities namely Ringway Jacobs & Transport For London (TFL) undergoing a series of tests on the Scan Kerb range of products. The key features required from the chosen system would be; speed of installation, no breakout of the existing highway, no need for heavy plant, reduced noise & dust pollution, a fully removable system recyclable after use. A number of test installations were done to demonstrate the suitability of the product to meet this difficult brief including installing and leaving for 2 months to replicate the Olympic conditions and timescale.
Due to the traffic management pressure, of the quickly approaching Olympics, nearly all the kerb build outs were done on the night of the 21st July, with the asphalt being placed and rolled immediately after installing the kerbs. James Tallon-Contracts Manager for F M Conway said “We had a very tight programme window, and in a four hour shift we laid over 300 No. of the type C Scan Kerb along Whitehall, and then asphalted behind the new kerb to create the temporary pavement, I would use the product again, they were very easy to install”. The project was completed to the satisfaction of all parties in July 2012
As part of the product development approach taken by Bomax, we worked in conjunction with the project team to develop a stick down sign post, as a solution to the large number of temporary direction signs to the various athletic events. The project team subjected the post to a 2 month trials using a 1 sq.m sign, the post and sign passed the requirements of the team.
The original installation periods for the kerbing were reduced to the weekend of the 21st July, to install almost 600m of kerb, to areas of pavement widening and build outs, to four main site locations.
Aldwych-outside Royal Courts of Justice
Whitehall-jctn. with Trafalgar Square
Whitehall-jctn. with Parliament Square
Duncannon Street-jctn. with Strand
London Olympics 2012 – Scan Kerb & Post trials
Scan Kerb primed and ready
Use gas torch to slightly soften adhesive
Placing the Scan Kerbs onto the touch dry Scan Coat primer
Heating the Scan Strip adhesive and the placed Scan Post
London Olympics 2012
Whitehall – Junction with Trafalgar Square
Build out at Duncannon Street Junction with the Strand
Build out at Aldwych-outside the Royal Courts of Justice
Points of Interest
- Quick installation
- No excavation of
- Night time installation,
reduce noise &
- Temporary kerbing
solution, to be removed
Product: Scan kerb Type C & B
Scan Kerb C1 – 800 No.
Scan Kerb C6 – 14 No.
Scan Kerb C7 – 12 No.
Scan Kerb C8 – 10 No.
Scan Kerb C9 – 16 No.
Scan Kerb B1 – 84 No
Scan Kerb B7 – 8No.
Scan Coat 5Litre – 12No.
Scan Strip – 432No.
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T F L
F M Conway