In December the large biaxial shaking table underwent commissioning testing. This involved operating the table for the first time and checking all safety and performance functions, followed by validating its performance against the original specification. It was great to see it in motion and we’re looking forward to the training and using it in anger later this year.
Works on site to construct SoFSI are continuing at pace and we are pleased to be able to share some images provided by our main contractor Andrew Scott Ltd immediately prior to the final concrete pour for the reaction mass. The final concrete pour represents a major milestone for the project meaning that approximately 2,000t of steel and concrete will have been laid to form the 4m deep soil pit and foundations for the two shaking tables. Works to construct the above ground elements of the building which will house the equipment can soon begin.