Twickenham Stadium has undergone a multi-million pound redevelopment which has seen the East Stand transformed to offer six levels of contemporary hospitality and event space.
Central to the design of the exterior facade and to meet the passive fire protection and noise transfer requirements were fire stop and acoustic barrier insulation systems from SIDERISE.
The first major redevelopment of this iconic building since the completion of the South Stand in 2008, the new East Stand facilities will provide an extension to the current hospitality and conferencing facilities.
Working with the building envelope contractor Prater on behalf of the main contractor Mace, SIDERISE provided a comprehensive range of vertical and horizontal cavity barriers and fire stops to maintain continuity of fire resistance between the floor slab and the external façade.
As part of the façade design and to enhance the fire safety of the new East Stand, SIDERISE recommended using their CW-FS Curtain Wall Fire Stop System with acoustic upgrades along with the SIDERISE RH ‘Open State’ horizontal and RV vertical cavity barriers. Designed and manufactured by SIDERISE, these cavity barriers consist of a pre-compressed, non-combustible stonewool lamella core, with reinforced aluminium foil faces. In addition to providing an effective seal against the passage of smoke and fire, the products will also function as an effective acoustic barrier and plenum lining.
Whilst specifying the correct product is vital, the quality of installation is equally as important. In addition to Prater’s own quality checks and to achieve the required level of performance, a simple-to-use Inspection and Reporting App from SIDERISE allowed Prater to record and assess the quality of the installation of all of the company’s standard firestop, cavity barrier and acoustic barrier systems.
With robust inspection and reporting methods essential across the construction sector, the SIDERISE Inspection and Reporting App has provided Prater with an efficient way to effectively inspect, record and seamlessly audit the quality of its installation work. By capturing the relevant information on a tablet device, the contractor was able to highlight any issues in need of a resolution.
Commenting on the Inspecting and Reporting App, Jose Menezes, Construction Manager at Prater, said:
“This was the first time we have used the App. It was simple-to-use and once the information and photos were sent to SIDERISE, they were able to provide us with additional assurance that our installation was correctly installed.”
The App allows the user to easily update data input fields, capture multiple photos for each area or element inspected and then record as in accordance with recommendations, or otherwise. A comprehensive report is immediately generated which effectively offers feedback on the quality of installation of areas inspected as in or not in accordance with recommendations, thereby identifying areas that require remedial treatment.
The SIDERISE Inspection and Reporting App is part of a comprehensive range of services from the company’s site services team which ensures that each stage of a project, from product selection to final installation, runs smoothly.