Burghfield Nuclear Weapons Base AWE UK

Atomic Weapons Establishment, Burghfield, bunkers, storage and assembly facilities. This was a £75 million cost plus contract of reinforced concrete structures. Heavy duty steel reinforced structures built to demanding quality assurance standards with multiple check points, typically 23 signatures were required to pour a concrete section. Nuclear industry requires a rigorous chain of custody for all materials such a reinforcement to be proven. Design to US nuclear base design standards with a focus on many closely spaced reinforced bars and thick concrete walls with cast in in-situ blast doors. BLP members worked with Bam Nuttall to manage steel reinforcement inventories, steel fixing and quality assurance inspections for concrete pours.

BLP Members were invited to resolve on site problems with steel reinforcement inventories that covered two football pitches, some of which lacked chain of custody.