HPP: Ditch pix

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HPP: Ditch pix

Post by slim » Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:37 pm

Ther are some pictures taken 31 Jan2009 of the ditch here

** Updated pix 14 Feb 2009 see here**
Last edited by slim on Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:25 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: HPP: Ditch pix

Post by randomgazz » Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:25 pm

Blimey, lot to be done if that concrete is all going to be cured in time for NSR.
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Post by Hydraxian » Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:18 am

Money for the NSR/hoodie has just gone outa my account, so it'd better be finished in time!

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Re: HPP: Ditch pix

Post by orlandinio » Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:03 pm

looks almost done to me, certainly a lot of progress since crimbo tho i am sure the snow wont help , good pictures well done

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Re: HPP: Ditch pix

Post by Adrian Cooper » Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:34 pm

Mmmmm five weeks! I think it might be touch and go.

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Re: HPP: Ditch pix

Post by Clungepipe McTwunk » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:10 pm

I'll be amazed if thats finished in 3 weeks.
And I work for a majaor concrete/ construction company.

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Re: HPP: Ditch pix

Post by ChrisMac » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:08 pm

Im betting end of march rather than the beginning from my completely untrained eye.

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Post by Jones Chris » Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:31 pm

That wall slap bang in the middle of Magic is going to be so much fun!

Think I might sneak down and add some climbing grips to it, just under the water line so I can kepp my Squirt boat down there indefinately!

Still at least no more pesky slalom boats breaking out into the eddy and interfering with my charc!!!

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Re: HPP: Ditch pix

Post by Andywillson » Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:34 pm

Should have filled it in from the top down, make a good skate park!

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Post by PC » Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:46 pm

Blimey, lot to be done if that concrete is all going to be cured in time for NSR.
Watch out for a betting scandal in Nottingham....

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Post by Admiral Robert » Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:13 pm

Hate to say it but concrete and cold weather do not mix. In our standard specification at work, all concrete (including sub-bases) is only to be laid in warmer weather. I don't expect anything will get done this week and possibly not next week either.

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Post by Adrian Cooper » Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:59 pm

Admiral Robert wrote: all concrete (including sub-bases) is only to be laid in warmer weather
At least 2 degrees on a rising thermometer. Not in the next few days.

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Post by GoldTopo » Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:39 am

That's a lot of work to be doing with the Olympics coming up.
And they've not even broken ground at Broxbourne yet........................

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Post by gibbo » Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:25 am

The place looks like a bloody building site...

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Post by morsey » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:24 am

Andywillson wrote:Should have filled it in from the top down, make a good skate park!
If they fill it in from the top down they will make a patio.

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Post by ChrisT » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:41 am

I must be a bad person because all I can think about as I look at those photos is the chaos that opening the inlet gate would cause!

Cheers for posting up the link, may make a trip over there and have a look myself later this week...

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Post by morsey » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:56 am

gibbo wrote:The place looks like a bloody building site...
ChrisT wrote: may make a trip over there and have a look myself later this week...
Before venturing to the site read this (from the Holme Pierrepont canoe club website):
I am aware that many people are training away from Holme Pierrepont at the moment whilst the upgrade takes place, but I have been contacted by the contractor to request that everyone respects the restricted access to the whitewater course and stays outside the clearly marked construction site boundary.

The contractors have deliberately left access to the middle bridge in order that you can monitor progress of the works, but increasingly there have been people wandering freely around the construction site with no protective equipment on. Every time this occurs, it requires the reporting of a ‘near miss’ and potential delays to the project as health and safety procedures are reviewed.

Please therefore resist the temptation to cross the fence even ‘out of hours’ as it is in everyone’s interest that we do not delay the project.

If you are interested in a progress report on the works, there are some photographs of the works on the World Class Web pages and some good pictures on the HPP Canoe Club web site. Note the ‘close up’ photos were taken with full permission of the contractor wearing full safety equipment.

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Re: HPP: Ditch pix

Post by Rdscott » Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:09 pm

Is any one else becoming more and more concerned about the NSR

I for one don't want to be traveling 200 miles to find a building site. ahhhhhh panic

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Re: HPP: Ditch pix

Post by molski » Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:39 am

Is it looking likely that there will be water in this ditch? Or am i just turning up naked to the party?........

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Post by Tom_Laws » Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:45 am

NSR will happen, course or not! Every year people find something to stress and scaremonger about. It's gonna be an out of this world party, and the stuff on the water is just a bonus. After all it's mostly about getting the freshers to shake off their hangovers and get fareeezing.

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Post by smokey » Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:35 am

Tom_Laws wrote:NSR will happen, course or not! Every year people find something to stress and scaremonger about. It's gonna be an out of this world party, and the stuff on the water is just a bonus. After all it's mostly about getting the freshers to shake off their hangovers and get fareeezing.

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Re: HPP: Ditch pix

Post by warren » Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:56 pm

wish tees side barrage looked like ya pics they havent even started yet!!!!
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Re: HPP: Ditch pix

Post by slim » Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:13 pm

Update to the Ditch pix taken today 14 Feb 2009

Enjoy

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Re: HPP: Ditch pix

Post by Jones Chris » Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:01 pm

Every time I see that wall down by Magic I feel like crying!

On another note rumour has it the NSAR is a no go and the course wont be complete till the end of March? Any news on the Paddlesport show?

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Post by DaveWortley » Sat Feb 14, 2009 6:29 pm

Do you think we should start promoting the olympics as London 2013, we never seem able to keep to schedule on anything we build in england!

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Post by randomgazz » Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:13 pm

Scumbag_Scout wrote:Do you think we should start promoting the olympics as London 2013, we never seem able to keep to schedule on anything we build in england!
58% of all construction projects are completed on or under time*. Whilst I couldn't get figures for major projects separately, I suspect this will be higher.
I think the problem is everyone has heard of the failures, as 'Another construction project delivered on time and on budget' makes for a crap headline.
There is no reason to think the Olympics will overrun, as it will be commercial suicide for any contractor responsible.
I'm sure someone will bring up Wembley as an example, but no bugger ever seems to remember it was built by the Australians.


*http://www.statistics.gov.uk/downloads/ ... _final.pdf
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Post by slim » Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:55 pm

Considering the weather we've had in the last two weeks (lots of snow), I am not at all surprised that the deadlines may have slipped. I was quite surprised to see just how much had been done despite the weather. The Trent is slowly on the way down now so the risk from flooding should be ok for a while.

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Post by Granny McNasty » Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:01 pm

slim wrote:Considering the weather we've had in the last two weeks (lots of snow), I am not at all surprised that the deadlines may have slipped. I was quite surprised to see just how much had been done despite the weather. The Trent is slowly on the way down now so the risk from flooding should be ok for a while.

Slim

i went for a walk down the course on saturday 14th and was staggered to see how little has been done.
It is an absolute bomb site and highly unlikely to be ready for end of march at this rate.
I think it's been shut since October time and I doubt more than a couple of weeks work has been done on it since then.
Any commited company with adequate resources doing these alterations could have finished it in 3 or 4 weeks.

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Post by Grumpy Fisherman » Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:21 pm

Do you have great experience in constructing and altering white water courses then?

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Post by Granny McNasty » Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:28 pm

Grumpy Fisherman wrote:Do you have great experience in constructing and altering white water courses then?
I have a lot of experience in construction and building concrete structures.
A concrete wall is a concrete wall regardless of where it is.

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