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1.0 Introduction

This report will describe in brief how the project will be constructed in the form of a construction strategy and include an outline of the construction methodology and site logistics to be used.

2.0 Scope of Works

These works will include the demolition of the vacant motor repair and garage building to the SW of the library and clearance of the site.

"Then the construction of a high specification retail space with residential accommodation built above it."[1]

"The contract period is expected to be around 85 weeks and the date for handover of site is expected to be the 8th February 2011."[2]

3.0 Construction Sequence

3.1 Phase 1 - Demolition

3.1.1 Site Security

- Check site to ensure it is uninhabited and has no squatters.

- Erect timber hoarding to extremities of site to secure site and protect members of the public.

3.1.2 Site Set-Up

- Establish a site office.

- All staff to attend induction programme, to include toolbox talks, health & safety and welfare.

- Traffic and pedestrian routes.

3.1.3 Decommission of Building Services

- Terminate gas & electricity supply to site

- Temporary shut down of water supply

- Removal of underground drainage

3.1.4 Specialist waste disposal

- Removal of Asbestolux sheet roofing

- Disposal of Asbestolux sheet roofing

- Air sampling to be carried out post removal

- All of the above to be completed by specialist contractor

3.1.5 Internal Strip Out

- Flooring

- Wiring

- Non load bearing walls

- Toilets

- Furniture

3.1.6 Removal of Structural Frame

- Steel structural frame to be removed.

3.1.7 Soil Survey

- Soil analyses to be undertaken due to previous use of site and possible soil contamination.

3.1.8 Remedial Action

- Removal / decontamination of soil as per soil analysis.

3.2 Phase 2 - Construction

3.2.1 Site Set-Up

- Establish a site office.

- Setup welfare accommodation - w.c's., eating facilities, rest area.

- All staff to attend induction programme, to include toolbox talks, health & safety and welfare.

- Traffic and pedestrian routes.

3.2.2 Foundation

- In-situ reinforced concrete(RC) piled foundations, RC pile caps

- Ground beams, RC ground slab

3.2.3 Drainage

- Installation of site drainage

3.2.4 Structural Frame

- In-situ RC ground

- In-situ RC upper floor

- In-situ RC stairs

3.2.5 External Walls

- Facing brick/block cavity wall

- Rendered block work

- Facing block work

- Double glazed composite aluminum/timber windows

3.2.6 Roof

- Aluminium standing seam complete with Mansafe system.

- Rainwater drainage, aluminium gutters and down pipes

3.2.7 First Fix

- Can commence as soon as the temporary weathering has been completed

- Building Services can be installed

3.2.8 Internal

- Blockwork to corridor party walls.

- Blockwork cavity party walls between apartments

- Plasterboard with skim and emulsion paint to all blockwork wall surfaces

- Metal stud partitions/plasterboard including plaster skim and emulsion paint finish to internal apartment walls

3.2.9 Ceilings

- Plaster to concrete soffits

3.2.10 Second Fix

- Building services installation & commissioning

3.2.11 Floor

- Sand cement screed to all floors

- Vinyl to kitchen and bathrooms, including skirting's

- Heavy duty vinyl to entrance area

3.2.12 Handover

- Handover to client - 8th February 2011

4.0. Major Plant

- Estimated types of plant to be used during the demolition & construction phase







360o Excavators








Mobile/Tower Cranes



Air Compressors





Power Tools





Hand/Power Tools





Wheel Washing Plant



Piling Rigs







Delivery Trucks





Skips and Skip Trucks





√ - Note denotes the usage of at each stage above

5.0. Effect of Surrounding Environment

5.1. Potential Issues

5.1.1. Noise

- Increased noise levels during demolition

- Increased noise levels during construction, i.e. piling

- Increase in heavy vehicle and machinery, i.e. transport and plant

5.1.2. Traffic

- Increased traffic levels by site vehicles

- Mud and debris spread onto public roads

- Higher levels of Carbon emissions

5.1.3. Waste

- Waste generation, storage and disposal

5.1.4. Pedestrian Access

- Hazards & inconvenience to pedestrian on walkways and roads

5.1.5. Dust

- Large volumes of dust from demolition and construction phase

5.1.5. Topography

- Existing views could be lost due to erection of building

6.0. Legislation and codes of practice

"All work will be carried out in accordance with current legislation, which is applicable to their respective industry, with particular regard to the following.

The Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974

The Construction (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1996

The Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2006

The Asbestos (Licensing) Regulations 1998

Working with Asbestos Insulation etc (2nd Edition) 1987 Regulations

The Control of Lead at Work Regulations 1998

Control of Pollution Act (Amendments) 1989

The (Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment) Regulations 1998 (LOLER 98)

Factories Act 1961

Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002

The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 1994

The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999

Personal Protective Equipment at work Regulations 1992

The Construction (Head Protection) Regulations 1989

The Health & Safety (Safety Signs & Signals) Regulations 1996

The Noise at Works Regulations 1989

The Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981

The Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992

The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases & Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR)

The Provision & use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992

BPG The control of dust and emissions from construction and demolition (GLA and London Councils)

BS6187 Code of Practice for Demolition

BS5240 Industrial Safety Helmets

BS2092 Industrial Eye Protectors

BS679 Filters for use during welding and similar industrial operations

BS1397 Industrial Safety Belts and Harnesses

BS5228 CP for noise control on construction and open sites

BS5973 Access and working scaffolds and special scaffold structures in steel"[4]


Thomas Enterprises Inc., Construction Method Statement, 2009

(Web accessed 19-02-2010) Link:


1. Noy, E. A. and Douglas, J., 2005, Building Surveys and Reports, 3rd edition

2. Glover, P. V., 2009, Building Surveys, 7th edition, Butterworth Heinemann

3. Hoxley, M., 2009, Good Practice Guide: Building Condition Surveys, RIBA Publications

4. IStructE, 2008, Surveys and inspections of buildings and associated structures

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[1] Distone, E., Westminster University, 2010, Module Handbook

[2] Distone, E., Westminster University, 2010, Module Handbook

[3] Thomas Enterprises Inc., Construction Method Statement, 2009

[4] Hunter Street Demolitions, Outline Method Statement, accessed 20-02-2010