Doran Consulting Belfast
We worked with Doran Consulting from design stage right through to advising the construction team on site reference installation best practice.
SDG/Gumba specified the project from outset so had priced for all main contractors tendering the works and were successful in securing the order when John Grahams were awarded the contract.
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.
Doran Consulting sent us the necessary technical information in terms of loadings, rotations, deck span and movements.
From this we proposed the best product for the specific application.
As there were three different types as follows, we supplied Gumba Reinforced Elastomeric Bearings Type B (1).
We also supplied the steel tapered plates to equalise the slope on the superstructure to ensure the bearings were in a horizontal position when installed.
SDG’s knowledge and experience along with site visits before and after installation was invaluable to the main contractor. We worked together in partnership to ensure all works were in accordance with design and manufacturers installation process.
A full set of drawings and design calculations were sent for approval to ensure all was in accordance with design parameters. This ensured that there were no issues with site specific dimensions or installation.
A bridge bearing is a component of a bridge which typically provides a resting surface between bridge piers and the bridge deck. The purpose of a bearing is to allow controlled movement and thereby reduce the stresses involved.
All GUMBA bridge bearings are in accordance with EN1337-3 regulations (CE certified) and are 100% made in Germany hence are precision engineering to the highest standards.