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  1. Dohhhh sorry . Yes they can do but thats just ridiculous what they have done there as you will know I'm sure breaks every rule .
  2. They are laid, conections on gas and some electric are made off . And the water over the gas looks like its ready for a connection to it . Even the electric under the gas pipes looks like new connection points .
  3. Rules , minimum . When water supply pipe is to be laid near to other utilities supplies such as gas or electricity, it should be a minimum of 350mm away. Gas Depth (minimum) Min Depth. 750mm Max Depth. 1350mm Min Gap Other Services. 350mm Trench Width. 250 mm plus pipe diameter Electric supply in roads 700mm to 1000mm deep on that picture yellow is Gas , Blue water and the other black cables are Electric
  4. This picture just about breaks every rule for service laying. Supposed to be in different trenches and different depths . Electric running over the top of Gas and water also directly laying on Gas is just so wrong and dangerous .
  5. Totally agree , Something doesnt make sense about the incompetence . I have always said it should come from CM , a stop put on all DOI projects and the department sorted out once and for all. Not happening though is it .
  6. But but , Charters rides a Harley !!! So he must be a top bloke ! Said Quayle the muppet
  7. No I didnt , it was in answer to your claim it is a big job . Its so not . The powers that be have made it one by incompetence . But as a job its pretty straight forward or should have been. Any building project regardless of size has issues that have to be overcome . Contractors know this and so do clients as always an % rate included for unknowns .
  8. Sorry , your wrong , its not a major job apart from the length. Nothing their doing below ground is any big deal and just standard civil engineering works. They have made it a major job by incompetence and inept planning. Yes its on a bigger scale as in ducts and services but its all done systematically , or should be , and away you go. The only real difference is while before you'd need a 1 metre trench now you need 2 metre one. Kerbs and paviers and the likes is all standard installation . Everytime MUA. or Manx Gas renew services its only whats happening on the prom. And yes as I've said b
  9. Yes why not . But clearly they didn't think it out before they entered into the contract. You would have thought a contractor would have to confirm they had enough staff before giving them the job . Clearly this didn't happen.
  10. Harmer said on starting the scheme it would be finished by October 2020 ! A major fail in every possible way. No details on how much the works will be now costing although Black has already stated stopping and continuing in September 2021 will cost more !. How much more I wonder . No change out of 35 million I'd say .
  11. If you look back through the minutes over the months of strategic meetings you will , reading between the lines see its far from the contractors fault . On My Prom web site . Makes interesting reading .
  12. Baker rattled my cage when he made light of the cracking on the red concrete early on in his tenure . Insignificant most of them . Yeah right . In a approx 300 mtre length there were approx 472 from memory in that area alone . Yes I counted them as he wound me up making light of a serious issue. Baker hasnt a clue either as neither did Harmer . And yes it was a last minute decision as there was no way out as it was clearly running overtime again and they spun it to look as if they were doing everyone a favour by opening the roads. Sadly they forget the whole contract was due to finish next mon
  13. To be fair , at least up to recently , Stephen Christians lads have come out of it pretty well . Always on site and cracking on. Definately though not how they would have tackled the job if it had been planned correctly. As so many have said , start at one end and away you go , rinse repeat . But as I keep saying as there was insufficent detailed plans to work too , it was very piece meal as we all have seen and most commented on. Again when sold to us plebs it was to be done in I think it was 300 yds blocks. That went out the window very quickly as too much day work was getting booked due too
  14. Thank you for the credit you give me . Its a road , yes a long one but still a road , rinse repeat and repeat till you reach the end . Yes it has pipes and the likes , so what , again rinse and repeat . Its been vastly altered as without those early plans pipes were put in ad hoc and then they found they couldn't lay the next one , hence the reason the Prom Walkway has been dug up. Never supposed to happen !!! When you build a house , its really not complicated and most actually in here could achieve it with thought and planning . Break it down , its a box joined to another box and so on . The
  15. Sorry I don't get the excuses offered for what is clearly a totally inept Dept. Its a road ! Whats so hard , its 1 1/2 to 2 miles long. Yes it has cables , pipes and the likes under the surface . Everyone knew they were there but clearly it has just been beyond the abilities of all these allegedly experts in civil engineering with all there combined experience. There has been a total cock up from day one and no sign anyone has been capable of grabbing the reigns and sorting it out. Workmanship as clearly can be seen has been very poor although Gibsons and the paviers and granite seems to be la
  16. Nonsense , in early months and even up to a year or more there was minimal men on the job. Plenty on here can vouch for that . Harmer in those early days stated there would be 50/60 workers on the site but thats not been achieved even recently when there clearly panicking . Sorry , the whole job has been a total cock up from day one made worse by lack of detailed plans from DOI . Even now theres been a issue over order of granite as they got the numbers wrong on quantity. There was also a very generous contingency costing in the original contract to allow for unknown issues cropping up. Simpl
  17. I spotted a couple of them a month or two ago laying in amongst rubble and spoil over Queens area . No sign of protecting them in any shape or form .
  18. Overspend of 700k . Any bets thats for works up to March . Then we will be seriously into big money for all the bits that their not getting done by March and starting again Sept 2021 . Or maybe its even worse and overspend up to now ! Why would they divert money as it was a 25 million budget so maybe its all gone . One thing is certain they wont care !
  19. They have already started over Queens prom way . Big holes and scaffolding surrounding workings .
  20. I took the pictures and posted them all over facebook. He will have seen them , but as you say his masters in CS wouldnt bat a eyelid . Morons !!!
  21. 476 cracks between Great western and Tshirt shop on Queens prom alone ! And yes I counted them. Only because Baker pissed me off saying there was only a few minor ones . Must think we are all stupid .
  22. Press release on Wednesday morning re Broadway ! This will be interesting !! What excuse they will use !!
  23. I've done that walk , at night admittedly and its a nightmare , like a maze with no clear pathway
  24. Broadway won’t be open on 8th Sept now, because we were given an alternative option that would benefit businesses, hotels and taxis trade etc.... ring me if you need further details . On Rob Callister's facebook today ! Wonder when the DOI are letting the plebs know ! Given a alternative , they havent done it in time so there had to be one, they are so full of S**t .
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