UB86

Case Study

Banagher Precast Concrete was awarded the contract to manufacture and deliver the precast units for UB86 on the Cherryville to Kilkenny line by Irish Rail. The contract consisted of a complete Deck Unit, four Ballast Retainer Units and two Cill Beams or Bedstones.

Due to the size of these Deck Units they were typically precast in segments and then stitched together on site. However Banagher Precast Concrete manufactured the Deck Unit in one piece thus allowing the Deck Unit to be delivered to site and erected on the same night during the rail possession. This eliminated any insitu stitching works and the associated delays due to curing time required. The waterproofing was also applied in our works to reduce the working hours required on site.

The Deck Unit measured 20.4m long, 4.4m wide and weighed over 115 tonnes. Special transport equipment was required to transport the Unit to site, which was hired in from Whitten Road Haulage.

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