Raine Square Development - Alshor Plus and Airodek

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  • SYSTEM Shoring, Soffit Support
  • PRODUCT Airodek, Alshor Plus, Rapidshor
  • STRUCTURE TYPE Commercial, Hi-Rise, Retail
  • REGION Australia & New Zealand

Gallagher Concrete on the Raine Square Development used Airodek, Alshor Plus and Rapidshor.


“Gallagher are currently working on the prestigious Raine Square Development project situated in the centre of Perth’s CBD. We have principally been using RMD Australia’s Alshor Plus, Airodek and Rapidshor products. We are particularly pleased with these products because they have proven to be versatile, highly productive and safe for our workers whilst being used on this project. RMD understood and responded to our needs, delivering innovative design solutions along with a commitment to supply a diversified product range to suit individual shoring applications.”

Ivan Gojak
General Manager
Gallagher Concrete Pty Ltd

Raine Square Development –  the innovative Alshor Plus shoring system and the fast and easy Airodek soffit system were used

The Raine Square Development is situated at Perth’s centre stage, the CBD. It was a $550 million landmark that was testament to Western Australia’s booming economy. It was built by Salta Constructions and consists of three basement car park levels of 21,000m² and14,000m² of retail precinct with various tenancies, a podium area and a 21 level 48,000m² office tower for Saracen Property Group.

The development also incorporates two existing hotels and heritage facades, as well as providing an underground link to Perth’s Metrorail station on William Street.

The project has a 4 star Green Star Rating and a 4.5 star Australian Building Greenhouse Rating
The overall development includes an integrated fit out for Bank West, who are the major tenant and have the naming rights for the building. It is projected that they will have 3,500 people working throughout the twenty one levels. The project will have a 4 star Green Star Rating and a 4.5 star Australian Building Greenhouse Rating and will include a number of unique features such as the use of twin lifts within the building – the first of their kind in Australia. Twin lifts, which can travel in either the same or opposing direction within the one lift shaft, reducing the lift shaft size by half and increasing the net lettable area of the building.

Gallagher Concrete used a number of RMD Australia’s state-of-the-art systems
Gallagher Concrete Pty Ltd was RMD Australia’s client on the development. They used numerous RMD products for this project, but the main systems used were the Airodek Panel and Deck Beam soffit system, Alshor Plus aluminum shoring system, and Rapidshor steel shoring system which have all been used in suspended slab applications varying from strutting heights of 2.7m up to 16m.

Our client used dropheads with Airodek so associated equipment could be used on the next floor
Gallagher Concrete Pty Ltd considered a number of options and alternatives. For the typical floors they utilized Airodek Panels, Deck Beams, Dropheads and Alshor Plus shoring. The quick strip system allowed the Panels and Deck Beams to be removed during the initial stages of curing, whilst the Dropheads and Alshor Plus remained supporting the concrete slab. The early removal of the Panels and Dropheads enabled the recycling of this equipment on to the next typical floor thus reducing the total amount of equipment required and thereby reducing the client’s construction costs. Airodek Panels on props were used for lower floors, this was simple, economical and fast to erect and dismantle.

Gallagher are particularly pleased with these products because they met their requirements of being safe for their workers and labour efficient in the building and commercial sectors in which they operate.

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