Supply and install Night Tube Gates at Various Stations
Year - 2017
Client – Tubelines Ltd.
Contact – Tim Young
Overall Value – £750,000
As part of the night tube preparation works, Tubelines had packages for various sizes and styles of gates. Initially we received 4 packages with a combined total of 34 gates at various stations, this was then extended through additional orders to 50 gates and numerous finishing packages. Tubelines gave artistic impressions and initial designs which Spoortech developed until an approved design was reached. We then fabricated and powder coated the gates, and installed them at the proposed locations throughout the underground network using applicable furnishings and floor finishes.
How did we maintain the quality of work on site?
Spoor-tech operate a robust quality management system including standard procedures for our core works. Ongoing ITP’s and site checks are backed up by regular site inspections by our qualified engineers and project managers as the works progress and at key stages throughout the project.
ITPs were carried out on site regularly to check the quality, ensuring the clients standards were being met. Site reports with photographic evidence are sent daily to monitor progress, combined with site visits to inspect work completed.
As well as the methods mentioned above, an initial survey was done at every location to identify any possible problems that may arise, minimizing issues during installation.
Upon completion, a certification pack is given over listing all the standards and design specifications that the gates have been completed to. This not only ensures the client that the products and installation are of desired quality, but allows us to check back over our work as a final quality assurance.
We made use of LUL engineering hours. Good time management was encouraged to prevent idle operatives on site. Works were planned around subcontractors and other station works to prevent delay to the program. We worked closely with the client to organise multiple gangs at different sites to get work done quickly.
As with projects of this type, there are always overlaps between the civils works and other trades required and our training and experience in various trades was used to good effect. Co-ordination between multiple suppliers was also made easier for the client by our ability to quickly mobilise and attend site to undertake opportune works around 3rd parties to maintain or better the programme.
The entire workforce was comprised of permanent or regularly employed operatives. We varied the workforce size depending on the amount of work available and the work being carried out. For example at the start of the project a lot of office staff were focused on getting the project started, however later on this was reduced and the onsite workforce was increased as the work was less admin/design intensive.