Still more boxing

Still more boxing
By Phil Murphy

Prior to the addition of vent ducting and heating pipes, this ceiling was flat concrete and both ceiling lights clearly visible.

Again, it makes it difficult to check the fire stopping and to carry out annual servicing of vent duct fire dampers, where ducting goes through compartment walls into flats.

The CDM coordinator missed an opportunity here. Had inspection hatches formed a part of the work specifications, annual inspections of the vent dampers would be safer, easier and quicker, providing a rapid return on investment and keeping a lid on service charges associated with this annual planned preventative maintenance task.