July 20, 2024

Roger Bullivant Limited utilises its precast foundation system to demonstrate efficiency through MMC

Roger Bullivant Limited (RBL), a prominent foundation engineering firm, has successfully completed the initial phase of construction at a residential development in Killearn for CALA Homes. The comprehensive project includes the installation of 1,685 driven precast concrete piles and 5,900 linear meters of RBeam. This milestone not only demonstrates RBL’s dedication to quality but also emphasizes the efficiency improvements achieved by embracing Modern Methods of Construction (MMC).

The integration of RBL’s Driven Precast Concrete Piles with the RBeam system exemplifies a comprehensive approach to foundation engineering, where each element enhances the other to achieve superior outcomes. Leveraging the advantages of MMC, RBL has refined onsite procedures, boosting efficiency while maintaining quality.

The development in Killearn required a sturdy foundation solution for the construction of 89 homes. RBL deployed its proprietary foundation system, which includes 200mm square precast piles, selected for their economic efficiency.

“The seamless integration of Driven Precast Concrete Piles and RBeam in Killearn emphasises our dedication to innovation and efficiency,” remarked Gavin Hay, Scotland Area Manager at Roger Bullivant Limited. “Through the application of MMC on this site, we have not only accelerated project timelines but also elevated safety standards and minimised environmental impact.”

Ruairidh Mackinnon, Senior Site Manager at CALA Homes, expressed his satisfaction with the project’s execution: “Roger Bullivant Limited’s Driven Precast Concrete Pile and RBeam system has been a fantastic foundation solution for our site at Killearn. The system offers a robust and time-efficient method of construction which RBL installed in a safe and controlled manner. Quality of workmanship and programme management was continuously monitored by RBL which resulted in the product being completed on time and to the highest standard.”

Driven precast concrete piles present multiple benefits compared to conventional methods. Their meticulously engineered design guarantees uniform performance across various soil conditions, including the sandy and silty mixtures found at the Killearn site. Combined with the RBeam system, these piles deliver a sturdy foundation that ensures durability and structural integrity for CALA Homes developments.