Gate 20 Southampton FM2 “Special” tolerance

Project Key Facts

  • Project Type - 1 Storey Warehouse
  • Location - Gate 20, Western Docks, Southampton
  • Products - Alpha Joint 4010, Aquacure PUA, Qualiroc Natural Dry Shake
  • Client - ABP
  • Main Contractor - Midas Construction
  • Period - May 2014

KonFloor LTD was awarded the contract to design, supply & fit a suspended jointless steel fibre reinforced slab to a new 6,650m² warehouse for Midas Construction.

The slab had to be constructed on consecutive days over a 4 day period. Panel sizes averaged 1,700m² with an average 410m ³ concrete poured per day.

The ground floor area had a 240mm thick slab reinforced with 50kg/m3 HE 1/60 steel fibres and A252 mesh (top cover over piles) The floor was to be cast to FM2 “Special” tolerance using our Somero SXP laser screed. Permaban's Classic Alpha Joint 4010 was selected as the preferred joint providing load transfer & arris protection between each panel.

Curing/ sealing membrane in the 90% curing efficiency class was applied and Qualiroc Natural dry shake was applied as a fibre suppressant at 4Kg/m².

The preparation of the final 50-100mm of the sub grade was carried out using our laser guided dozer and compacted with a vibrating roller.

The floor slabs to all areas were constructed within the 5 days programme and achieved FM2 “Special” tolerance.

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