Climbing systems: Getting it right for every project

Contemporary architecture is dominated by ever higher buildings and ever more complex geometries. The success of such projects depends to a large part on successful optimisation of the construction process. In the field of high-rise construction, the decision for the appropriate climbing system has a huge impact on time and cost. As a result, diligent operations scheduling is of crucial importance in order to find the optimal formwork solution. Factors such as cycle time, construction method, type of reinforcement and site equipment must be taken into account during the planning phase. […]

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Doka to form in a double star system: ESO Supernova Planetarium and Visitors Centre

A one-of-a-kind cast-in-place structure is currently under way near Munich: the ESO Supernova Planetarium and Visitors Centre. The building’s cubature takes its form from a narrow double star system. The architecture of the construction project is characterised by inclinations up to 23 degrees and demands the ultimate in engineering from contractor and formwork supplier. […]

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“New but Old”: Maturity Method of Measuring Concrete Strength

This analysis provides an introduction to the maturity method for establishing in-place strength development of concrete during construction. The proper application of this simple procedure can result in savings by allowing construction operations to be performed safely at the earliest possible time. […]

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A new era for public transportation in Scotland: Forth Replacement Crossing 2017

Update on September 21, 2016, Construction Enquirer: Queensferry bridge sets record as longest free-standing cantilever Contractors building the £1.3bn Queensferry Crossing have set a new record by creating the the longest free-standing cantilever in the world at 644m. The structure will become the longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world. The bridge deck sections are edging closer and closer by […]

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