HOP Director Adam Humphrey has been added to the IStructE group of members with Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) experience. Being added to this register means that HOP can assess and advise on structures that have issues relating to RAAC.
RAAC has been identified as a significant challenge for local and central government, so much so that Ministers have launched an enquiry into the use of RAAC in public buildings as of June this year.
RAAC is a lighter form of concrete and was used in many public sector buildings from the mid-1960s to the mid-1990s. It has a shelf life of around 30 years and is also prone to collapse when wet.
Watch Adam talk to Sky News about the issues surrounding RAAC here;
How can HOP help?
If you suspect that you have RAAC present in your building, HOP will be able to attend the site and identify if this is the case. We can then assess the building for any risk and propose remedial works to be completed.
To find out more about our recent projects involving RAAC, please click here. If you think you might have RAAC present in your building, please contact us.