Creating an iconic ceiling in a new venue
Glasgow’s Riverside Museum presented a once-in-a-lifetime project. Working together, SRW engineering services and subsidiary Clark and Fenn Skanska used industry-leading methods to install a ceiling that follows the roof curvature of this iconic venue.
To produce the ceiling efficiently, mould schedules were created for the ‘ridge’ and ‘valley’ profiles, using flatbed castings. This includes a shadow-gap feature to create space for recessed lighting. Production of the casts was scheduled to suit the site installation programme across five construction zones.
Prior to installation, our engineers used three-dimensional virtual modelling, working in collaboration with Zaha Hadid Architects. Clark and Fenn Skanska interpreted the design to develop 2D drawings to manufacture the casting moulds.
The onsite management team developed control measures for working at height, using mobile access platforms to minimise risk and improve safety for the specialist workforce. This approach is now being used on other projects within Skanska and when we work with other contractors.
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