Operations & Maintenance

Facilities operations and maintenance encompasses a broad spectrum of services, competencies, processes, and tools required to assure the built environment will perform the functions for which a facility was designed and constructed. Operations and maintenance typically includes the day-to-day activities necessary for the building, its systems and equipment, and employees to perform their intended function. Operations and maintenance are combined into the common term O&M because a facility cannot operate at peak efficiency without being maintained.

Polidano Group has  large investments in plant and equipment in all divisions.

In order to maintain these valuable assets, the Group has various maintenance units which includes specialised handyman, engineers, mechanics, electricians and technicians.  These operational units are involved in daily maintenance works on properties, plant and equipment that are used within the operations of the Group.

One of the current challenges being carried out is the repairs of a WIRTGEN slipform paver, shown below.  The machine has versatile possibilities.  With inset slipform pavers, the concrete is placed directly in front of the machine and distributed by a spreading auger or spreading plough. Vibrators compact the concrete homogeneously and the mold forms it in the specified width and thickness as the slipform paver advances. Integrated dowel bar and tie bar inserters position dowel bars and tie bars as specified. The finishing beam levels the area transverse to the pavement and the super smoother creates a perfect surface. When paving dual-layer concrete, the bottom-layer and top-layer concrete are processed simultaneously and paved wet-in-wet.

Further description of some of the plant is located here.