Exciting Advances in Technology
April 17, 2021
High Performance Plant Machinery, Powered, Manual Access Equipment, Hertford, Secure, Vehicles, Construction, Upminster
Ground Breaking Electric Vehicle
CCF, a supplier of drywall and partitioning, has just taken delivery of the countries first 27-tonne curtainside battery electric vehicle (BEV). The vehicle was developed by CCF [part of the Travis Perkins group] and Electra Commercial Vehicles to develop the exhaust-free vehicle. The battery powered vehicle took three years to develop, and has a 120 mile range on a 7 hour charge, great for driving around London. As electric vehicles are extremely quiet, there is a sensor system to alert drivers to the presence of cyclists or pedestrians. There is also a vehicle manoeuvring alarm and a five-way camera monitoring system along with many other features. In addition there is an end of life strategy for the eco friendly vehicle’s batteries.
Modular construction is providing a solution to the need for efficient and speedy offsite building. It is becoming increasingly accepted that this method is likely to take over from traditional methods of building. Components are manufactured in purpose built factories, and conveniently assembled onsite. However, innovations are a constant in the construction industry, and now manufacturers PERI have developed a modular scaffolding system. PERI UP Flex is efficient, safe, flexible and cost effective, offering many different uses with minimum components.
Many tradesmen and builders have in the past been reluctant to use scaffolding, opting for a simple ladder. These days though, there is more emphasis on health and safety, and as most people know, working at height is risky! The implementation of extensive scaffolding can add significantly to the cost and time scale of any project. This new system is ideal for a wide range of applications such as complex building geometries like oriels or balconies. It also performs well for manifold applications or with climbing systems.
You will find a bespoke range of safe and secure platforms, towers and podiums for your project in Upminster. Easy to assemble equipment from Rhinos, is essential when planning to carry out work at height.