Brokk 100 goes to the shops
By Lindsay Gale07 January 2014
Draco Demolition’s newly acquired Brokk 100 demolition robot is currently working at the Mall of Rosebank in Johannesburg, South Africa, where it is helping to prepare the way for an up-date and extension to the existing mall that will connect it to the Gautrain rail link in the city.. The aim of the work is to create a premier retail and commercial hub for shoppers, train passengers, pedestrians and residents in the area.
The Brokk’s ability to operate on floors with load restrictions and the ease of movement from one work location to another within the building have proven attractive to the contractor, as has the machine’s ability to be used in close proximity to a live environment. The requirement of the contract is such that retail units around where the machine is working have to remain open to customers will work is ongoing. This means that Draco has had to be able to work in line with very strict requirements regarding dust generation and regulated hours of work. The machine is expected to have processed 150-200 square metres (1,615-2,153 square feet) of concrete by the time work is completed in mid 2014.