Case Studies

DIY SOS The Big Build

SCI Management are proud to have been part of the BBC's DIY SOS The Big Build team in Eckington Nr Evesham, Worcestershire.

We supplied two electricians and one electrical labourer to the project over a 9 day period, and were the first contractors onsite before everyone else, to isolate the existing suplly and install temporary supplies to allow the build to start from day one. The task was to help transform a family home into a much more suitable environment and allow Antonia, to be able to come home for the first time in 3 years. We are still in touch with Antonia, and her mom, and hope that she will be well enough to come home soon.

We have met several great people through doing this project, and would happily do it again.

Time Business Centre

SCI Management were commissioned to install 48 new floor boxes and 278 Cat 6 data outlets within a purposed built fully finished building.

Catesby Property Group plc that specialise in the promotion of land and commercial development, had a purpose built office block (Now "The Time Business Centre") constructed in Doncaster, just off the M18. This had been fully carpeted and decorated but had no data outlets or sufficient power in any of the rooms. However they wanted to use it as a fully furnished and completely automated office block to allow multiple businesses to be able to simply walk in and set up business within less than 24 hours!

As a result of their objective, they wanted to have the entire building fit for purpose i.e. all system administration to be fully automated, allowing their clients to simply plug in and start working without the need for onsite system administration. As a result they contracted First Solutions in Worcester who offer fully flexible managed IT support, professional IT project delivery and expert IT advice throughout the UK to provide a turn key solution.

First Solutions contacted SCI to assist with getting the building ready for both their hardware and automated software solutions.

After a site visit we realised that the entire building had been fully carpeted, access to all rooms was sealed, and the building was in an immaculate condition. This meant that not only did we have to cut out all the floor boxes for each room, but also had to ensure everything went back in place as if we hadn't been there. Also to add to the complications, there wasn't a riser between the floors to link the two com's rooms together and no power in the ground floor com's room.

However this is exactly the type of challenge SCI enjoy, we have a wealth of knowledge in completing medium to large installations, and turning empty rooms into, functional, reliable offices, com's rooms, classrooms etc.

We started the project on the 2nd of October, with core drilling through the floor slab to allow access to the upper floors and installing a suitable riser, we also installed 2 x 42U (800 x 1000) linked communications cabinets for both data and active equipment and a suitable power supply within the ground floor coms room. We then carefully lifted the existing floor tiles, cutting them out to allow floor boxes to be installed and then replacing them and the surrounding carpet as if they had been their all along, whilst installing 278 Cat 6 data outlets throughout the building.

The project went like clock work, which allowed us to complete and fully commission the entire installation 3 days ahead of schedule. This allowed First solutions staff, not only to complete their installation early, but also allowing Catesby's clients to enter their new fully furnished offices much earlier than they had originally anticipated.

Since completing the ground floor installation, we have also completed the 1st floor, with a total number of data outlets now reaching 578 which was housed in the second 42U comm's cab we had installed previously.

If you have a building that you would like to convert into pretty much anything! Then please feel free to contact SCI Management for friendly advice and a reasonably priced quotation.

Brinton Carpets

SCI helps Brinton Carpets install 4 new 32 colour looms.

Brinton's promise is to ensure all their carpets are made to consistent quality standard, and to meet customer demands on time with the best quality carpet in the market today. With technology advancing, they have decided to challenge the historic methods of weaving carpets and giving the customer a quality product in a rapid time frame to meet market demands, with the ability to produce complicated designs in the same time as a traditional plain carpet.

As a result of the innovative weaving methods, they have developed a true 32 colour weaving machine that allows them to produce carpets to a photograph finish. Being first to market was important for them, so they commissioned SCI to install the new machines main power supplies and design a lighting system to allow the operators to be able to work comfortably with different coloured pile, even when they are of a similar colour. To achieve this they needed a lighting system that would allow them to achieve a minimum of 750 Lux.

The additional complication was that the location of the new looms and creels. The ceiling height was over 6m away from the working area and they needed the lighting to be fixed and easily accessible. As a result we designed a frame that would sit over the creels, hold the light fittings securely and be in the correct position to achieve a minimum of 750 Lux at the correct height. However after completing the installation we actually achieved 1020 Lux which far exceeded their expectations.

The images opposite show the creels before and after we had completed our installation, plus the cable tray we installed to hold the supply, communication and emergency lighting cables which travelled the full width of the factory. Since completing the installation we have been commissioned to help in the continuous improvements throughout facility and have become one of Brinton Carpets main contractors for both electrical and computer networking installations. As a result we have recently converted an unused office into the new customer support office, with 48 telephone and computer network points, and relocated the residential call centre

Steritrox Installation

Steritrox are leading manufacturers of automated Whole Room Decontamination technology in Food and Medical Sectors and are devoted to meeting the tough demands of Food Hygiene and Infection Control in these sectors.

In January 2013 SCI Management were commissioned to convert an industrial unit into an automated test facility, to allow Steritrox to complete various industry trials and evaluate a new technology. The installation requirements were quite unique as they included multiple sub-systems and a data acquisition set-up that recorded ozone concentration and relative humidity across multiple locations in real-time.

Not only did we provide suitable single and three-phase supplies for their equipment, but also installed various communication cables, at several different voltage ratings to facilitate both control of our equipment and to give accurate readings via sensors installed throughout the facility. All cabling was contained neatly to a high professional standard which was important as they had to give live demonstrations to our clients.

Due to the unique and potentially dangerous processes involved each part of the processed had to be managed via a purpose built control panel as dispersion of the Ozone gas was critical and then the removal of the gas was equally as important. This entire project was completed within 3 weeks allowing the system for be commissioned and fully functional by February.

Gala casino new cabling

SCI Management are preferred suppliers of Double Diamond Casino and have provided many different solutions for both security and Telecommunication purposes over the years.

In December 2013, Double Diamond purchased 4 Casino's from the large corporate organisation Gala. As a result Double Diamond wanted to introduce new technology to their new clients and bring the recently purchased Casino’s up to their exacting standards. However to do this they had a very small window of opportunity namely December to complete the first phase of their take over.

SCI were requested to install new computer network cabling in 4 of their casinos all over the country. Bristol, Cardiff, Aberdeen and Stockton on Tees

All work was completed on time and on budget, but also the casino managers complimented SCI Management on out ability to work in somewhat difficult and busy conditions, but also how neat and tidy our installation was in comparison to the previous suppliers. As a result of our professional implementation we have been commissioned to install an entire network and electrical installation in their new offices in the New Year.