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Kingston University update 12 – the first colonnade terrace unit and the HybriDfma advantage

Why the 16.3 tonne precast concrete unit was cast upside down PCE Ltd has commenced erection of the terrace units that form part of the colonnade at the Kingston University Town House project, for which they are the [...]

Kingston University update 12 – the first colonnade terrace unit and the HybriDfma advantage 2018-06-25T09:08:54+00:00

Kingston University update 11 – construction of the colonnade underway

Offsite fabricated hybrid solution for the concrete frame Kingston University appointed RIBA award winning Grafton Architects for their new landmark teaching building for their Penrhyn Road campus in Kingston Upon Thames. The six storey building will be the [...]

Kingston University update 11 – construction of the colonnade underway 2018-07-13T15:58:12+00:00

Chapel Wharf update 11 – 3,400 offsite engineered precast units in 37 weeks

33% of the precast concrete units installed for residential construction project PCE’s offsite Hybrid engineered approach to construction (HybriDfma) requires a reduced on-site workforce, provides enhanced Health and Safety, and ensures speed of construction and a high quality build. [...]

Chapel Wharf update 11 – 3,400 offsite engineered precast units in 37 weeks 2018-07-13T16:36:22+00:00

Dakota Hotel 10 – level 4 brick faced precast concrete sandwich panels installed

Level 5 flooring units added and level 6 walls underway More architectural brick faced precast concrete sandwich panels for the Dakota Boutique Hotel project in Manchester have been delivered to site and erected as part of the building façade. PCE Ltd has [...]

Dakota Hotel 10 – level 4 brick faced precast concrete sandwich panels installed 2018-07-13T11:29:34+00:00

Chapel Wharf update 10 – a 21 tonne 10.21m wide precast unit arrives on site

Delivered on a "just in time" basis Clear blue skies over Manchester witnessed the installation of the heaviest internal precast concrete wall unit to date at Dandara’s Chapel Wharf project in Manchester.  PCE Ltd are the specialist design [...]

Chapel Wharf update 10 – a 21 tonne 10.21m wide precast unit arrives on site 2018-07-13T16:35:36+00:00

Chapel Wharf update 9 – how all this can be achieved with only 38 on site staff

The benefits of leaving behind the "traditional" construction approach A total of only thirty eight employees from PCE Ltd, comprising of highly skilled site operatives and technical and site management, are located on site currently at Chapel Wharf, Salford. [...]

Chapel Wharf update 9 – how all this can be achieved with only 38 on site staff 2018-07-13T16:35:11+00:00

Chapel Wharf update 8 – 2,900 offsite precast units in 34 weeks

How offsite manufacture keeps onsite construction moving The on site construction of Chapel Wharf, a residential project in Salford, Manchester for developer Dandara, is making considerable and rapid progress. PCE Ltd has been engaged as the specialist design and build [...]

Chapel Wharf update 8 – 2,900 offsite precast units in 34 weeks 2018-07-13T16:34:45+00:00

Hybrid techniques provide “shining example of modern concrete construction”

Offsite Hybrid "kit of parts" approach provides considerable customer and environmental benefits Despite the complexities of the Capella project in Cambridge, a combination of effective BIM implementation and the utilisation of offsite manufactured precast components enabled the structural [...]

Hybrid techniques provide “shining example of modern concrete construction” 2018-07-13T14:57:21+00:00

PCE HybriDfma approach showcased at Willmott Dixon Product Summit

How the kits of parts philosophy reduces the design process time PCE Ltd's HybriDfma approach was introduced by managing director Nickie Brown at Willmott Dixon's recent Product Summit, "A day dedicated to empowering our people to make change and improve [...]

PCE HybriDfma approach showcased at Willmott Dixon Product Summit 2018-05-18T12:21:16+00:00