ECI on new and bespoke contracts via USL TEKSERV.
With more complex and substantial machining demands for projects, Ekspan now operate a state-of-the-art Hurco DCX3226i CNC machine, an essential addition to their in-house manufacturing facilities.
USL Ekspan is the UK's largest quality bearing supplier and installer to meet demands both in the UK and worldwide.
USL Ekspan install an extensive range of mechanical and elastomeric expansion joints and seal joints to CD358 standards.
Bridge jacking and temporary works are an essential part of most bearing replacement and refurbishment operations, ensuring works are carried out safely and efficiently without affecting the integrity of the structure.
The importance of carrying out bearing and expansion joint inspections by proficient and competent engineers who understand their functionality can often be key to maximising a structure’s lifespan and avoiding major, unexpected, emergency repair costs.
USL Ekspan have carried out a number of projects for swing bridges and foot bridges. From design, fabrication of all structural components, to trial erection and final installation. Details of these type of bridge installations can be supplied on request.
What is Early Contractor Involvement (ECI)?
Involving the contractor early in the design stage will allow the ‘buildability’ of a design to be accessed and produce an accurate construction cost in conjunction with the initial concepts.
The benefits of ECI
ECI is well suited to large and complex contracts because it allows an integrated team to understand the requirements, develop innovative solutions, plan and mobilise resources, and manage risks to accelerate delivery and reduce costs.
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About USL TEKSERV
USL TEKSERV carries out bridge surveys & inspections on new build and existing structures throughout the UK. USL TEKSERV can carry out detailed specialist reports to ascertain the service life on a complete structure or structural bridge components, such as bridge bearings, expansion joints, concrete investigations, waterproofing and speciality coatings. All assessments are in accordance with the latest British and DMRB Standards.
For more information visit: www.usltekserv.com