Matthew Brandreth – Senior Estimator – Concrete Floors Ltd
Gary Knowles – Operations Director – Area 10 – Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald
“Costain approached BDB Special Projects to rectify several defects on the Heysham to M6 Link Road scheme. The defects were of a varied nature and included manhole repairs, kerb repairs and bridge bearing remedial works. With support from BDB management team and our traffic management contractor, Costain were able to develop a comprehensive programme of works to complete the remedial works; the majority of which were only accessible from the link road itself which opened to live traffic in October 2016. Moreover, BDB produced a thorough RAMS document that detailed task specific methodology as well as how any associated risks would be controlled and mitigated. BDB provided competent operatives to complete the works; all of whom held up to date competency cards required to work on site. With BDB providing all the plant and materials to complete the works along with supervision and labour, they were able to work with minimal input from ourselves. The team were able to react swiftly to changes to the scope of works and programme owing to adverse weather conditions. The remedial works were completed to a high standard, with both Costain and our client pleased with the corrective action”.
Steve Webster – Engineering Manager – Costain – Heysham to M6 Link Road
BDB Specials Projects Strengths are: “Their flexibility and can-do attitude”.
Paul O’Neill – Construction Manager – Area 10 – Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald
“You may already have heard, but I wanted to make it a bit more formal, that during the installation of the propping system Mabey operatives were very complimentary about the quality of construction and finish to the propping foundation bases at M56 Expressway. These comments were noted in the BBMM observations reporting procedure hence BBMM senior personnel and others who receive this report will see the comments made. Entry in the Observation Report reads ‘Mabey commenting on how professional the finished work is to the concrete pads, excellently finished levels and smooth. Quote from Mabey’s Tony Davis “The best I’ve ever installed props on out of a thousand jobs”. I have also previously commented to you on the high quality of finish achieved on this scheme. Well done to you and your team on site to get this recognition from ‘colleagues’ on site. Please pass on the above comments to your team on site”.
Mangat Bansal – Structures Portfolio Manager – Area 10 – Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald
BDB Specials Projects Strengths are: “Mark Butterworth & Ben Dobson are very approachable and pro-active in helping to resolve site issues”