SDG tendered for the design and supply of the replacement
bridge bearings, with Main Contractor and long standing partner,
FP McCann. To date, this has been one of our most technically
demanding projects to work on, due to the shear level of bespoke
design involved in the production of the bearings.
SDG worked closely with Manufacturer GUMBA based in
Germany to design and supply a total of 36 Guided and Free Pot
Bearings in accordance with EN 1337-5.
Pot Bearings are a proven bearing type, their industry standing
has been achieved through the combination of a non-reinforced
elastomeric bearing (Natural Rubber) confined within a closed
With a Pot Bearing, it is possible to transmit high
vertical loads on a very small area, in the case of the bearings
supplied to the River Bann Project, over 1600kN.
Key Benefits Include:
• Pot Bearings have negligible vertical deflection under load
• Pot Bearings have uniform vertical deflection under load
• Pot Bearings have high vertical and horizontal load capacity
• Pot Bearings cause relatively low stress on the bearing
For more information on GUMBA Bridge Bearings and projects we have worked on across UK and Ireland, please contact our technical team on +44 (28) 3752 8999 or hello@weareSDG.com
SDG working with Todd Architects designed and supplied a unique jointing system of acoustic ceilings expertly installed by Castle Ceilings.
SDG are the supply partner of Bekaert Murfor Compact, which was used to reinforce the external masonry. Used by MG Construction Murfor Compact offered a fast, simple and economical way of reinforcing masonry walls.
SDG working alongside Doran Consulting from design stage right through to advising the construction team on site reference installation best practice for bridge bearings at this Belfast project.
LIV Student Accommodation with over 11 floors of Shearail® used to increase the shear resistance of a slab, and safety transfers the shear load from the slab to the column.
At SDG our knowledge of the impact of the correct acoustics in different environments grows it is no surprise that the education sector is one area where you can’t afford to be complacent.
Through the use of the BT turnbuckle on these LIDL store projects it has been possible to reduce the temporary bracing, increase safety and shorten the assembly time for the precast wall elements , it ticks all our the boxes. We are excited to implement it in our future projects.
SDG have always gone above and beyond for us. With SDG’s technical support our team have the ability to use the most effective and innovative solutions to improve quality, save time and perform more effectively.
I spoke to Ciaran Donnelly and after a few subsequent drawings emailed back and forth we agreed on the detail. SDG had the assembly on site within 3 days and saved us a lot of time on site with cutting and welding. We were able to lower the assembly into place in one piece with no concerns. I would most definitely engage in this service again.