Ritz Carlton Extension

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  • SYSTEM Climbing Formwork, Formwork
  • PRODUCT GTX Beams, Rapidclimb, Rapidshor

RMD Kwikform has been contracted by Khansaheb Civil Engineering LLC for client Mohammed Saeed Al Mulla and Sons to supply a safe and efficient engineering solution and on-site supervision of structural works to the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Dubai, UAE.

The project is to construct an additional Guest Wing and Annex building which includes a Ballroom, Car Parks, Spa and conference facilities. This will expand the existing Ritz Carlton’s capacity to house guests and encourage business.

Arul Raja, RMD Kwikform Sale Manager, explained:

RMD Kwikform has worked with contractors Khansaheb Civil Engineering LLC on several occasions and they always present us with challenging projects that require a high level of expertise when it comes to engineering and project management. This particular project required three separate engineering solutions involving different formwork due to the structural variations of each section of the job.

“The additional guest wing and the annex building are joined together by a new core wall. In order for the two areas to be constructed the core wall needs to be progressed ahead as it acts as a support wall for the guest wing. For this section of the project, arguably the most important in the project, RMD Kwikform’s Rapidclimb climbing formwork system is being used to ensure the core wall is always two to three floors ahead of each wing to provide support for their construction.

For the extension of the Guest Wing a galvanised heavy duty prop tableform system was utilised due to its quick and easy application to flat slab areas and flooring. The floors can be constructed with relative ease and once the slab has cured, the tableforms are simply moved into position for the next stage of this section of the build with no dismantling and re-erection required.

The annex building was the more challenging of the two areas due to the nature of its construction. Its design includes drop beams and level differences meaning that adaptable and versatile equipment is necessary to cope with these irregularities. Therefore RMD Kwikform’s engineers employed a Rapidshor shoring system with both Aluminium and GTX beams, utilised due to its ability to lengthen, shorten and work at different angles, eliminating the need for the fabrication of bespoke formwork. Again, this formwork is easily disassembled and can be applied to the next stage of the process.”Not only have these innovations saved on resources but have also led to a cleaner, clearer site resulting in a faster work rate and a high standard of health and safety benefiting the workers and allowing RMD Kwikform to adhere to its budget and tight schedule

Jason Sams. Contracts Manager at Khansaheb Civil Engineering LLC commented:

We are extremely pleased with the progress that was made by RMD Kwikform and it is what we have come to expect from our experiences of them on past projects.

The equipment RMD Kwikform has supplied has made the job very simple and is very easy to work with and any problems we do have, an RMD Kwikform site engineer is available to assist in putting them right, saving time and money. Having RMD Kwikform Engineers on site has also ensured that the level of health and safety in the work place was of a very high standard.

Arul Raja continued:

In addition to the engineering solutions, RMD Kwikform is also providing on-site assistance for the project. With RMD Kwikform Site Assistance Technicians on hand the customer is able to query any concerns of difficulties they might have ensuring the development runs smoothly with as little impediment as possible. This is just another part of the service RMD Kwikform provides to its customers. Customer service is paramount, especially in this industry where issues can be unpredictable and need to be rethought, making sure that our customers get the support they need is RMD Kwikform’s top priority.

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