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Old 19-11-2016, 08:19 AM
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Few pictures for those interested, under pressure at the minute with materials, waiting for rebar to be delivered so we can cast foundations then get asphalt down but suppliers are a disaster we got rid of the first supplier and the new one is even worse
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Old 19-11-2016, 10:54 AM
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Is the Tarmac stuff different to uk spec? Even here, the weather can get hot enough to cause problems to road surfaces: I can imagine it turning to mush in Dubai's inferno. I've been wondering about this
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Old 19-11-2016, 02:30 PM
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don't they just spray some kind of chemical onto the sand to make the road surface?
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Old 19-11-2016, 04:18 PM
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Great pics as always mate, thanks for posting.

Seems strange that you have problems with suppliers.

I'd have thought it a gold mine that anybody would be pleased to get tapped into and supply but I guess it probably comes down to quality and price as with most things.
Accounts dept wants cheapest so you end up trying to build a job with poor supply of materials. somethings I suppose are the same the world over
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Old 04-12-2016, 08:51 AM
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Got some asphalt down at last, 840 tons done yesterday and about 600 to finish today. Busy month ahead on the site I'll be glad to get on a plane on the 16th for a 2 week holiday

Rob accounts dept as you say are partly to blame but actually I think It comes down to a cultural thing , these guys just lie for fun. If they thought they would gain from it they'd argue all day that the sky is green. I was given some sound advice when I came over and that was to forget about working at home because you will drive yourself insane if you keep trying to push for those standards and sadly he was right.

Mike, water the only thing added! Keep wetting and rolling once it's not dune sand it will compact then throw down the sub Base. Have seen them try soil stabilisation adding cement but was a lot of prep work and in the end not fantastic results.

PD I'll root out the mix design were using, short answer is yes it's different design pavement here is a lot smoother of a finish as well as finer aggregate used so like an ice rink when they get wet.
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Look like straight forward steel bodies on them trucks, not ali to keep weight down or insulation to keep it warm required
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No weights, no insulation to worry about just load it high and send her on! Those bodies hold 18m3 with level load so you can shift some gear.
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Like I've said before ......... just look at the scale of that!!!!!!

WTF do you start?

If that's what you put down in a day ..... how much you reckon is down in that pic??????????

Please don't tell me that's just the pavement/sidewalk
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Old 04-12-2016, 03:18 PM
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About 20 tons down in that pic we were only starting then the black is the prime coat sprayed onto the aggregate. The 840 tons covered the full width from where the picture was taken up to the phone mast on the left. It's only a 50mm Base coat of asphalt then another 50mm wearing coarse will be done later. The area will be for taxis queue to go to the terminal building so no heavy traffic.
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Old 24-12-2016, 12:56 AM
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Back home for a couple of weeks holidays, got the machines out for a play just putting in a Base for a new shed to go up in January. Will be busy once back in dubai got a earthworks job starting 1st week of January in the last site we were on 300 thousand m3 to shift in a month so will be running that as well as the car park job so will be busy.
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