Background to specification
The 1000 cubic meter attenuation tank installed at the plant of Teesside-based Nifco UK was the latest in a series of Tubosider systems installed for main contractor Tolent Construction and specified by consulting engineers KWM.
For subcontractor Hewitson’s, though, it was their first experience – and the first of many, hopes project manager Andy Allen. Tubosider’s stormwater solution for the Japanese plastic components manufacturer has been a revelation in design and an object lesson in site support, says Hewitson’s project manager Andy Allen.
“Even though Tubosider had to come up with several designs and quotes to match differing thoughts on what scheme to adopt, their response time was fantastic – always the same day. And when we started installation, their management of components was spot-on.”
Andy particularly commends production manager Mark Fegan and transport co-ordinator Maureen Peloe for delivering exactly the required tank sections every day of the installation, and keeping the site fully informed throughout.
“The quality of service from Tubosider and the knowledge we now have means we now price in an attenuation and discharge system for every new job we quote for.”
Solution and benefits
With limited space available at the Nifco plant to carry out the development, and tight timings for each stage, such service was critical to the success of the project.
Andy Allen was equally struck by the support they received on site at the start of the project from the sales team and installation specialist Arfon Lewis.
“As it was our first experience of a Tubosider system, their explanation and advice was greatly appreciated, even though now we realise just how quick and straightforward it is, particularly compared with other systems.
“That sort of information is invaluable not just to contractors but back up to specifiers and design engineers – certainly to those who have no knowledge or experience of Tubosider systems, and particularly to those learning about stormwater attenuation generally.”