Alsina participates in the construction of the Vilamoura Congress Center in Portugal
The project: Congress Center in the Algarve
Alsina’s Formwork delegation in Portugal began in 2017 its collaboration in the construction of the Vilamoura Congress Center, located in the city of the same name, and belonging to the Algarve region, in Portugal.
This building and equipment project, which will be completed in 2018, will be a three-story building that will support the Tivoli Hotel, by holding congresses and other activities.
Alsina: versatile and effective solutions
For the implementation of the project, Alsina has supplied 6.000 m3 of shoring system, 2.000 m2 of Vistaform and its Multiform system, as well as Alisply Steel columns.
Alsina’s AR-80 shoring system is a very versatile and easy to assemble reliable support system for slab formwork implementation, consisting of vertical support elements and a system of multidirectional connections that allows providing support for both independent towers and fixed scaffolding, depending on application requirements, and annex auxiliary elements such as access stairs or safety platforms to it. This is a really strong multidirectional system, with a bearing capacity of 17.984 lbf per support, which allows shoring any structural element in civil engineering projects. In this case the formwork solved the perimeter beams’ formwork in situ, as well as the shoring of the prefabricated transverse beams, which were 32 meters long and were implemented at a 12 meters free height.
On the other hand, Alsina’s Vistaform Slabs is a traditional formwork system for exposed slabs composed of structural wood beams, supported by adjustable height support elements. This is a fast and versatile system that enables the distribution of beams and propping according to the weight of the slab to be implemented, besides facilitating the encounter with walls and hanging beams since the wooden beams can overlap each other. On the other hand, Vistaform Slabs offers the possibility to use different forming surfaces depending on the project concrete finish requirements, hence allowing a smooth finish.
Location: Vilamoura, Algarve (Portugal)
Completion date: 2018