Rapid Formwork could see the distinct advantages of using the Alshor Plus shoring system on this project
A $180 million redevelopment of the Stockland Shopping Centre at Townsville commenced at the beginning of August 2010, starting with the demolishment of the multi-level, Nathan Street car park to create space to build the new Myer and Woolworth’s stores, as well as specialty stores and a new multi-level car park with improved access.
Woolworths plan to open their new store near the end of 2011, but in the meantime they are trading from their existing store and Myer plan to open in mid-2012. When the entire redevelopment is completed in 2012 the Centre will offer customers over 2,100 car bays with over 80 per cent of these being under cover.
Rapid Formwork (QLD) Pty Ltd won the ‘structure package’ comprising 50,000m2 of formed decks over 3 levels
Rapid Formwork (QLD) Pty Ltd won the ‘structure package’, which includes the formwork, reinforcement and concrete for the Stockland Shopping Centre project, comprising 50,000m2 of formed decks over 3 levels for the Myers and Woolworths stores, additional specialty stores and car parking.
Rapid Formwork could see the distinct advantages of using the Alshor Plus shoring system on this project and purchased 200t of this system, and have used it extensively throughout the project.
Why Alshor Plus was chosen
Alshor Plus was chosen because of its versatility: it can be used for lighter work; or supporting large beams and for carrying heavy loads (up to 120kN’s per leg). Furthermore, it can be used with RMD’s Airodek panels, tableforms and conventional formwork. Other criteria Rapid Formwork used are its integral safety and reduced labour costs as a result of its lighter weight and more productive design.
Rapid Formwork had previously produced their own slab and beam tableforms which enable large sections of concrete slabs to be poured whilst supported by Alshor Plus. After the concrete was cured the Alshor Plus and forms are lifted by crane hook and cycled to the next level of the structure without the need to dismantle them.
Back propping was used so most of the equipment could be used on the next pour
Due to the versatility and strength of the Alshor Plus shoring system legs they were also utilized by the client for back propping, whilst the rest of the equipment could be used on another pour location.