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Performance Engineered, Mesh-free Hardstanding For Retail Giant Next Plc

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The Challenge

When retail giant Next PLC needed to extend the warehousing facility at its distribution centre in South Elmsall, West Yorkshire, it appointed Adept Consulting Engineers to design and install the pavement for the new external service yard.

 
Despite knowing that mesh reinforcement is common practice for service yard slabs, Adept wanted to push the boundaries of performance and design, and for that, they consulted Danley. 


The new external service yard would need to withstand high-traffic heavy goods vehicles, and guarantee minimal maintenance and downtime over the lifecycle of the warehouse extension. 


After a comprehensive technical seminar from the UK National Sales Manager, Adept were convinced the Danley system would not only save money and time on site but would also deliver a superior quality finish for such a prestigious client. For the first time, they would forgo the traditional mesh system and try out Danley’s Strategic Reinforcement Design.

The Solution

Most failures and deterioration of concrete slabs occur at the joints, but by managing the natural behaviour of concrete, long-term serviceability and durability of concrete ground supported slabs can be achieved.

 

Danley’s Reinforcement Design does just this. By taking the design for the Next PLC warehouse service yard and removing the steel from the mid-panel, Adept Consulting, supported by Danley, were able to instead, put the steel at the joints to optimise load transfer, therefore strategically controlling cracks and maintaining the structural integrity of the concrete slabs.

  • Tapered plate dowels allow for slab shrinkage and lateral movement, maintaining joint deflection to less than 0.5mm
  • PD3® Dowel Cradles featuring tapered and sleeveless 10mm plate dowels maximise the percentage of steel at the joint and provide generous installation tolerances at the sawn cut joints – offering outstanding load transfer performance and limiting joint deflection to provide superior joint stability

The Result

Adept Consulting and contracting partner, QED Consulting, were impressed with the efficient installation process of the Danley Strategic Reinforcement Design, realising an installation cost saving of 17%.

 

The reduction in steel resulted in eight less deliveries to site and an 80% reduction in steel by weight, contributing to considerable carbon emission reductions.

 

The Strategic Reinforcement™ Design complies with Concrete Society TR66 Rev 1: External in-situ Concrete Paving, ACI 330.2R-17: Guide for the Design and Construction of Concrete Site Paving for Industrial and Trucking Facilities and ACI 360-R-10: Guide to Design of Slabs-on-Ground.

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Next PLC

When retail giant Next PLC needed to extend the warehousing facility at its distribution centre in South Elmsall, West Yorkshire, it appointed Adept Consulting Engineers to design and install the pavement for the new external service yard.
Despite knowing that mesh reinforcement is common practice for service yard slabs, Adept wanted to push the boundaries of performance and design, and for that, they consulted Danley.
The new external service yard would need to withstand high-traffic heavy goods vehicles, and guarantee minimal maintenance and downtime over the lifecycle

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