Fireproofing - Project Profiles:
: London, U.K.
Construction was suspended for over five years on building
B3. Monokote® fireproofing remained exposed to the elements for more
than two years until 1993 when work resumed. Canary Wharf Limited decided
to remove all exterior fireproofing to check the condition of the steel.
After five years exposure to the weather, Monokote® MK-6® required
jack hammers to remove it. A spokesperson for Canary Wharf Limited said,
"When we had to use brute force to get it off we were most impressed.
It says a lot for a product when it survives, intact, in situations it
was not designed for."