Ac­cess awarded pil­ing and di­aphragm wall con­struc­tion con­tract for Have­lock City

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - REAL ES­TATE/CON­STRUC­TION -

Ac­cess Engi­neer­ing PLC, one of Sri Lanka’s lead­ing engi­neer­ing com­pa­nies was re­cently awarded with the con­tract for the in­stal­la­tion of bored cast in-situ re­in­forced con­crete piles and a di­aphragm wall for Have­lock City; the pre­mier in­te­grated mixed-use de­vel­op­ment com­ing up in Colombo.

Have­lock City, the brain child of S.P. Tao is de­vel­oped by Mireka Cap­i­tal Land, a fully owned sub­sidiary of Over­seas Realty (Cey­lon) PLC, the owner, devel­oper and man­ager of the iconic World Trade Cen­tre Colombo.

The Have­lock City Com­mer­cial De­vel­op­ment is a 50-storeyed com­plex which houses a 600,000 square-foot Grade ‘A’ pre­mium of­fice tower de­signed to be a ‘Lead­er­ship in En­ergy and Environmental De­sign’ (LEED) Gold cer­ti­fied build­ing and a 200,000 square-feet shop­ping mall.

The of­fice space will com­prise of smart func­tion­ing in­fras­truc­ture with com­put­er­ized car park, el­e­va­tor, and build­ing man­age­ment sys­tems, while the shop­ping mall com­prises of six floors of in­ter­na­tional branded re­tail stores, din­ing and en­ter­tain­ment fa­cil­i­ties amidst a state-of-the-art mul­ti­plex cin­ema.

The work awarded to Ac­cess Engi­neer­ing PLC in­cludes the erec­tion of a di­aphragm wall, which is 557 me­tres long and 18 me­tres to 22 me­tres deep from the ground level and the in­stal­la­tion of 436 bored piles.

The di­aphragm wall will be erected uti­liz­ing the Bauer GB 34 Hy­draulic Grab ma­chine with a max­i­mum hoist­ing force of 340kn. High clos­ing forces of the shovel in com­bi­na­tion of the pos­si­bil­ity of mul­ti­ple grab­bing at the trench bot­tom, re­sult in high ex­ca­va­tion rates even in dense and very hard soil strata. As the pro­ject is sched­uled to be com­pleted within seven months, con­sid­er­able ef­fort is as­signed by the engi­neer­ing team to en­sure the pro­ject com­pletes on time while meet­ing the strict noise and vi­bra­tion lim­its, work time re­stric­tions and the sen­si­tiv­ity of the earth.

“At Ac­cess Engi­neer­ing we con­stantly look at ways of im­prov­ing on what has been achieved be­fore such as in this pro­ject, we erect a di­aphragm wall; a tech­nique which was in­tro­duced to Sri Lanka for the first time by Ac­cess Engi­neer­ing PLC,” said bored, in-situ re­in­forced con­crete piles and di­aphragm wall pro­ject in­stal­la­tion Pro­ject Man­ager Sa­man Ku­mara.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Sri Lanka

© PressReader. All rights reserved.