Hertfordshire University-De Havilland Campus Main Entrance
The existing main entrance into the university’s De Havilland campus is a very busy two way-road, in view of the level of traffic it was decided to separate the incoming and outgoing traffic with a physical barrier. The use of a traditional kerb would have caused severe disruption, so an alternative system was required.
The University’s own in-house Surveyors approached Bomax regarding the use of Scan Kerb, a lightweight, quick and easy to install stick down kerb. It was considered that
the type MS kerb was the most suitable due
to it’s larger base surface area thus promoting
even higher resistance to vehicle impact.
It was also deemed necessary to have a highly visible product due to the narrow lanes, so a reflective ballotini coating in black &amp; white, was applied to all units.
Scan Kerb is a concrete stick down kerb which has highways agency approval under (section 1101 paragraph 2 of Highway works.)
Scan Kerb type MS is delivered to site with the adhesive pre applied to the underside of the kerb, the only preparation is to sweep the highway to remove dust and debris, prime the premarked kerb line with Scan Coat Primer, position the kerbs so that heat can be applied to the underside of the kerb and road surface then quickly flip the kerb into place whilst the adhesive is still slightly fluid. In areas where the surface is uneven, or where small voids may appear beneath the kerb base, we recommend using additional Scan Strip adhesive, this is placed on the primed road surface and heated until it starts to bubble, finally the heated kerb is immediately pressed firmly into position
The key factors effecting the choice of Scan Kerb on this project was the speed and ease of installation and reduced disruption.
The lack of excavation and plant requirement also reduced the need for lengthy lane closures and traffic management. This enabled T & B Contractors to complete the project on time and to the satisfaction of their client.
The completed kerb line now forms a highly visible segregation lane to the main De Havilland campus access road, maintaining lane discipline during busy periods and reducing the risk of traffic incidents.
Project completed Oct/Nov 2012
Points of Interest
- Quick installation required
- Minimum disruption to the University 24 hour access required
- Wanted to remove the need for heavy plant and excavation
- Client wanted a quick high quality solution
Product: Scan kerb Type MS
Scan Kerb MS Black 66No.
Scan Kerb MS White 67No.
Scan Coat 5Litre 2No.
Scan Strip 10No.
T & B Contractors