Reducing the disruption of concrete pours

Many construction practices generate a considerable amount of disruption in various forms such as noise, obstruction, dust and light pollution. Although there can always be techniques to reduce these impacts, sometimes there simply cannot be a complete solution to achieve zero disruption.

Concrete pouring can be a disruptive practice and is a common source of complaint for neighbours.

In response to this, many of the Scheme’s registered contractors have devised their own techniques to managing this particular disruption.

Please find below a few tips to avoid potential issues and reduce disruption:

  • Acquire pump records from the pump supplier to ensure reliability of the equipment which could avoid any unexpected failures and delays;
  • Request a mechanic to remain on local standby in the case a breakdown should occur;
  • Reduce the size of planned pours and introduce additional joint to the slabs so any delays can be managed realistically;
  • Establish a secondary back up concrete supplier in case an issue arises from the primary.

These approaches have and are currently being utilised by many sites under the Scheme and are effective in reducing disruption from concrete pouring.

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