Strenco Tools - Gipsy Patch Lane Bridge

We were appointed to carry out construction noise and vibration support for Strenco Tools

Strenco Tools (Network Rail site, Gipsy Patch Lane Bridge)

Strenco Tools were Founded in 1950’s and have a solid reputation for delivering Primary Engineering Services in many industries, including the Aerospace sector.

We were appointed to carry out construction noise and vibration support for Strenco Tools whilst Network Rail upgraded the railway line to Gipsy Patch Lane bridge. The Network Rail works took place for over a year, to improve the performance as well as the life span of the track. 

We supported Strenco Tools with ensuring the works did not adversely affect the quality of the manufacture of aircraft parts within 5m of a piling rig and ground works. The contractor (Alun Griffiths) had appointed their own monitoring company and we were on hand to Strenco to ensure the monitoring works were compelled to a high quality standard.

There were a number of parameters which needed to be considered including, noise, vibration and displacement. The displacement values related to the impact of the works on the quality and accuracy of the Strenco Tools manufacturing process with some of the lowest tolerance we have ever seen (micro metres of movement). We were on hand to support the Strenco and we assisted the other monitoring company in determining transfer functions related to this low tolerance. We provided Strenco Tools critical reviews of the processes taking place by the contractor, analysis and review of the contractors Section 61 agreement and the party wall award.

John Ridding of Strenco Tools had the following kind words to say:

“Acoustic Consultants Limited provided me Section 61 and Party Wall advice to address our concerns with significant infrastructure work taking places within 10m of our high specification engineering workshop. From the outset Acoustic Consultants Limited provided my company comprehensive advice to ensure noise and vibration was controlled within acceptable limits from the construction works. Acoustic Consultants Limited provided me confidence in the protection in place by aiding in my early discussions with the local authority prior to works taking place, along with verifying and checking the contractors’ monitoring company’s equipment for accuracy of data.”

*The image is of the Network Rail site next to Strenco Tools


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