Recent Projects and News

What Abcas have been up to – from cliff stabilisation in Gibraltar to paint thickness testing

Safety inspection and rock scaling for local swimming club

  • Scaling loose rock from above board walk
  • Scaled material removed from rock face
  • Scaling loose rock from above board walk

Abcas recently carried out a safety inspection and rock scaling project for an historic swimming club that makes good use of a redundant quarry.

Access was extremely limited but Abcas rope technicians were able to quickly rig ropes and get to work. Disruption was minimal and the work was completed on programme to the client’s full satisfaction.

Posted in Geotechnical   Inspection and survey

Smoke alarm upgrade and testing

  • Installation & testing of smoke detectors
  • Installation & testing of smoke detectors

New smoke detector heads were fitted as part of an upgrade to an existing fire alarm system within a food processing factory. The works were above a fragile floor area and our technicians were able to use aiding techniques to move along structural steelwork to carry out the works in a completely safe manner and without loss of factory production.

Posted in Installation   Inspection and survey

Paint thickness testing and remedials

  • Paint thickness testing and application on new power station

Scaffolding had been removed from an area of high level pipework on this new energy centre site to allow access to others. Paint thickness testing and additional coating was required and roped access proved to be the most cost effective method.

Our technicians were able to access all areas required using a combination of techniques including aiding on the supporting structural steelwork.
The benefits of utilising rope access for this included the limited set up time and minimal disruption to other contractors working nearby.

The work was completed on schedule to the full satisfaction of the client.

Posted in Inspection and survey   Building maintenance

Brick chimney condition survey

  • Structural inspection of Listed brickwork chimney - London

Posted in Inspection and survey  

Railway bridge brickwork inspection

  • Crack monitoring of brickwork rail viaduct
  • Stuctural inspection of brickwork rail viaduct

Posted in Inspection and survey