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esolution contruction & ENgineering compelets the first six slabs in two months , expecting the contract compilation within the next two months
solution construction and Engineering re-evaluated the design of the tower as desired by the client to enure that originally designed structure using traditional floor system verstality agaianst the change to post tension slab , the reason behind the change is to make sure faster compilation of the concrete structutre .
Arabnews says :
Hilton Worldwide has announced the signing of a management agreement with Obeikan Real Estate Development Company for the fourth Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
esolution construction and Engineering spoke to construction week online magazine on PT construction in GCC, esolution reps. explained their prespective on the current market situiation and required enhancement in the design process to advance the PT sector in the saudi market
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Esolution management made their decision to continue working with the most advanced software in the market for the design of posttension concrete elements, esolution design team is now working with the ADAPT software bundle,Adapt Builder,Adapt Edge and ADAPT PT
Esolution has started work on LULU’s hyper market in Riyadh-Kingdom of Saudi Arabia , the project with area of 120 thousand square meters servers the retail industry multidimensional and multinational LuLu Group International has always been known as a trend setter of the retail industry in the region. Esolution construction & Engineering pride itself to construct the hyper market , where the LuLu symbolizes quality retailing with 114 stores and is immensely popular with the discerning shoppers across the Gulf region.
The 210-key Hilton Riyadh King Fahd Road is scheduled to open in 2014.
It would follow the Hilton Riyadh King Saud University, Hilton Riyadh King Saud University Residence and the Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residence — all scheduled to open by next year.
Located on King Fahd Road, the hotel will be next door to the iconic Kingdom Tower and at the hub of all commercial and administrative activity in the Kingdom.
Construction work has already commenced.
It will also be in close proximity to the Diplomatic Quarter as well as the King Khaled International Airport.
Dave Horton, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, said: "We hope our presence will help the capital meet the growing demand for premium hotels with global expertise and local sensibilities. This latest signing in Riyadh will complement our existing pipeline in the city."
"While our existing pipeline covers East and West Riyadh, this partnership with the Obeikan Real Estate Investment Company will give us a presence in the prestigious downtown district of the capital. The location is a perfect match for the brand and will help us cater to Riyadh's diverse audience spanning the high-end leisure and business segments," said Rudi Jagersbacher, area president, Hilton Worldwide, Middle East & Africa.
Fahad bin Abdul Rahman Thanayan Al-Obeikan said: "King Fahd Road is the commercial hub of Riyadh and we are delighted to collaborate with Hilton Worldwide to introduce the Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand into this area. The new hotel will be a great fit for this area of town and we hope it will be representative of the quality of Riyadh's hospitality industry, as the city welcomes increasing numbers of visitors year on year.”
Charity care is a health care service provided for free or at reduced prices to low income patients, esolution construction & Engineering support activities that provide broad public benefit, advance medical care and improve patient outcomes on charitable bases.
The International Islamic Relief Organization, هيئة الإغاثة الإسلامية العالمية, also known as the International Islamic Relief Organization of Saudi Arabia, IIRO and IIROSA), is a charity based in Saudi Arabia founded by the Muslim World League in 1978
The orgnization currently building a tower for orphan housing in Mecca , esolution construction & Engineering re-reviewed the design and supported the Main contractor throughout the project construction , supplied and isntalled post tension , which the posttension concrete floors reduced thicknesses helped the client to increase two floor in the building , esolution construction & Engineering reviewed the design of the vertical supports and foundations to make sure the safety to recieve the addtional two floors in the buildings
The challange in the project is the built transfer walls between 7th floor and roof , where the walls are hanging between vertical columns and recieves 14 meters spanned ribbed post tension slabs
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is changing how buildings, infrastructure, and utilities are planned, designed, built, and managed. Autodesk BIM solutions help turn information into insight and deliver business value at every step in the process.
esolution introduced building information modeling in the structural design for more than four buildings that has been compeleted with minimum errors during work at site , however esolution construction and Engineering is willing to work towards building information modeling involement into its project for all disciplines for a better visualization and coordination of the projects.
G- Mall - Riyadh-BIM coordinated
esolution run a presentation on posttension concrete water tanks to ministry of water and electricity - Riyadh Saudi Arabia in association with American design firm
esolution Construction and Engineering merges with esolution investment and starts to work in real state in Egypt , the two companies belongs to same stakeholder and an Extent of the esolution construction & ENgineering that is specialized in contracting and engineering services
l-Jouf region is located in the northwestern part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and an area (139.00) km, a population of about (361 000) people, and its administrative capital city of Skaka / cavity with a population of (114.00) people.
esolution construction and engineering introduced the post tension concrete systems to main contractors and to the university representatives , where they approved using the post tension concrete slabs instead of traditional method of construction
Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf
مجلس التعاون لدول الخليج العربية Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC, مجلس التعاون الخليجي), is a regional intergovernmental political and economic union consisting of all Arab states of the persian gulf , except for Iraq.
Esolution construction and Engineering completed the construction and design of the concrete slabs within three months from start to compilation of the project
esolution construction and Engineering hired as a sub consultant to value Engineer the project , reducing the cumlative cost of the project by 27.00 million Saudi Riyals , where the saving shared between the owner and the main contractor
esolution designed the whole project , d etailed the structure for construction
The project net area of 100,000 ( one hundered thousand ) square meters - institutional buildings , the project construction compeleted in one and half year , esolution were able to help the contractor throughout the project detaling issues reducing the time impact of doing the service by main contractor
The project has been simulated using building information modeling 3D visuulization software - which helped the contractors to easily understand the project and coordinate with the Arch. and Mechanical requirements , reducing the amount required to coordinate the project or to face any further problems during construction
Construction week online says:
Contractor Arabtec has announced that it will start building the first phase of its project to deliver one million new homes in Egypt by the end of this year.
The Dubai-based contractor said work will start in three cities - Obour, Badr and New Minia - and involve the initial construction of up to 120,000 homes within integrated cities containing schools, hospitals and places of worship.
Arabtec said that it is setting up a group of companies to conclude contracts for the building phase.
An agreement was reached following recent meetings in Cairo between Arabtec chairman Khadem Al Qubaisi and Egypt's prime minister, Ibrahim Mahlab. It involves Arabtec providing some housing units and public service buildings in return for the land on which homes will be built and access to utilities networks.
Eng Khaled Abbas, Egypt's assistant minister of housing, said: "The company will not sell vacant land, but affordable housing units, then it will deliver public services buildings to the Urban Communities Authority, who will in turn transfer their ownership to the concerned authorities."
Arabtec signed a forty billion dollars with Egyptian authorities in March this year that will see it deliver one million homes to a total of 13 cities. It is being delivered through a subsidiary, Arabtec Egypt for Property Development.
esolution construction and Engineering designed one third of the project on behlaf of alum. forms supplier that Arabtec hired to construct the same area of the project
Gulf business on Egypt affordable housing units
nited Arab Emirates-based construction firm Arabtec plans to launch the first phase of a huge housing project in Egypt before the end of this year, the company said on Sunday.
In March, Arabtec announced it would build one million homes in Egypt in a $40 billion project backed by the Egyptian and UAE governments, as part of efforts to ease the country’s housing shortage.
Arabtec expects soon to conclude the final agreement with Egyptian authorities to begin construction, it said in Sunday’s statement. It would set up a group of companies to execute phase one and provide Egypt’s New Urban Communities Authority with “in-kind housing units and public services” in return for land and facilities needed in the project.
“The company will not sell vacant land but affordable housing units. Then it will deliver public services’ buildings to the Urban Communities Authority, who will in turn transfer their ownership to the concerned authorities,” Khaled Abbas, Egypt’s assistant minister of housing for technical affairs, was quoted as saying in the statement.
Arabtec has previously said the first homes will be delivered in early 2017 with the whole project to be completed before 2020.
Rotana is to launch its first Centro branded hotels in Saudi Arabia and is planning to open 25 of the budget business hotels across the MENA region over the next four years, the hotelier said in a statement on Sunday.
Rotana announced that it had signed a deal with the Elegant Hotels Company to build the first two Centro Business Traveller Hotels in Riyadh and Al Khobar in Saudi Arabia.
esolution Construction & Engineering awarded the post tension concrete design r , supply and installation of the slabs
By: E-Solution / Mohamed Zaid, CEng. M. ASCE, Associate member – ACI-551 / ACI-423
The Big-05 exhibition is an event that is held annually in Dubai and many other cities around the world. The event attracts architects, engineers, interior designers and other key buyers.
By: Mohamed Zaid, CEng. M. ASCE, Senior Structural Engineer, Associate member – ACI-551 / ACI-423
The Big-05 exhibition is an event that is held annually in Dubai and many other cities around the world. The event attracts architects, engineers, interior designers and other key buyers.
The Big-05 includes CPD (Continuing professional development) certified workshops, and on of these workshops, covering tilt-up concrete construction, was held on November 11, 2014. The workshop was presented by Mr. Mohamed Zaid (senior structural engineer) and was reviewed by Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) technical director, James Baty. A portion of the material based on “The Architecture of Tilt-Up” was supplied by the TCA.
The presentation aimed at introducing the tilt-up method of construction to an audience of construction professionals not too familiar with the system. Almost all attendees had experience with precast concrete construction however. Identifying the differences between both construction methods and comparing them during the workshop allowed attendees to gain understanding quickly.
Contractors who attended the workshop were impressed by the tilt-up method of construction. They expressed interest following the presentation in the ability to promote the system without investing in precast factory setup. Additionally, some countries in the region have logistical and geographic difficulties working with precast. Transportation of the precast elements to cities, such as Saudi Arabia, can be difficult as some sites cannot be accessed during construction due to geographic location. For instance the boarder between Saudi Arabia and Oman presents difficulty.
The rapid construction and tight scheduling of projects in the region keeps contractors looking forward for solutions other than traditional or precast concrete solutions, wanting to avoid the use of sub-contractors that may, due to workloads and geographic location of the project, cause delays.
The key points discussed during the workshop were as follows.
By the end of the presentation, attendees were able to understand the main differences between tilt-up and precast and how tilt-up can be a beneficial option.
“If I was ever introduced to this construction method before, I would have saved a lot of time that has been wasted awaiting for the heavily loaded precast factory for more than two months prior to delivering the first panel to my jobsite.” – Al Asri for concrete products representative, United Arab Emirates
“I would like to use this construction method for future projects, however as I have a project that is due to close soon, I will start concreting the boundary wall panels at site using this construction method and if it proves successful, I will definitely use it into the next project.” – The Royal guards representative, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
By: Mohamed Zaid, CEng. M. ASCE
When compared to other durable building systems, tilt-up construction presents incredible value in emerging countries where new construction methods are being investigated. The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA), through its partners, has been working to spread word of the great benefits tilt-up affords. TCA members have conducted free educational seminars in Somalia, Egypt and other countries throughout the region and have met one-on-one with contractors interested in the system to work through details and strategy.
Tilt-up presents a new technology in-line with the needs and capabilities of these emerging countries. Compared to other systems that require heavy investments in facilities that most investors find infeasible, tilt-up is able to compete with the very low-cost traditional construction methods prevalent in the area.
The accessible nature of tilt-up technology is a key factor in its success. There is no setup for any factory, no transportation is required as all panels are cast on site, and issues of skilled labors are easily resolved with tilt-up construction. Crane availability and capacity remain the most restricting component to consider.
The issue was discussed with Mohammed Ayad, project manager with TCA Member, e-solution Construction & Engineering, and he suggested simply requesting engineers restrict panel weights to the maximum lifting capacity of available cranes. “Tilt-up concrete is the most easy construction method I’ve been made aware of. The laborers picked up the concept quickly,” said Ayad. “The safety benefits made them happy, as the panel can be seen all over the ground and safety during work is very controlled. I was surprised how quickly they were able to do the first panel with the company in Egypt, it was as if they already knew how to do it.”
Tilt-up first came to be recognized in Somalia when TCA members met in Dubai to discuss details of a project. Now it is taking off. The attraction to the method in that market is the cost and high quality, durable finished product.
Awareness is the first step towards increased interest. Providing education where contractors and owners show interest is critical in helping them implement the construction method in their countries. As awareness of tilt-up increases, more contractors and owners have shown their interest and taken steps towards doing their projects using tilt-up concrete panels. The TCA is proud to support the effort of its members doing this important work.
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The porject is located in Mecca with three towers on same basement , its very traditional construction of towers with expansion joint divides three towers , the towers forms U shape in plan , the challange came up in the project is the connecting bridge between the right and left side
The brigde is three spans bearing on concrete walls that is elevated from 7th floor to 9th floor with total height of 8.50 meters , the wall is laterally supported by the slabs in 7th , 8th and 9th floor , post tension ribbed slabs selected to cover the 12 meter spans between the walls , the ribbed slabs is rested on the right and left towers on beams , where the beams is formed with nibs that recieves the slabs on bearing pad designed by BASF to retain the ribbed slabs reactions and allow the movemenet between the brigde and towers that is originally separated in the same locations with expansion joints as described previously
the project located on the ring road in Mecca in return the bridge as proposed in the tender design drawings to be made of precast concrete is impossible since the cranes cannot be positioned on the road since its not allowed in any form to use the road or to be closed during construction
the challange in the project came up with the formwork since the first bridged slab is 35 meters heigh from the ground floor slab and that makes the deisgn of the formwork itself a challange , the slab is too compilcated for the construction , our project Engineer Mr. Helaly was able to faciltate the coordination process in which all of the main contractor workforce was aware of the slab design and difficulties , the first slab is casted on Jan.06.2016 and project is progressing to cast reminaining slabs
The walls is connecting two main columns of the tower , the external column is 35 meters high with 1600 mm diameter and the internal column tower is square column of 1600X1600 mm , the wall spanning vertically and horizonttally to support the floor slabs and transfer those loads to columns , the design considered the construction stages and the formwork design that can only retain the load of the 7th and 8th slab weight only , during the design of the walls all this stages has been considered and agreed with the consultant ( zuhair Fayez ) , main contractor ( Al Arif ) and the formwork designers
Photo courtesy - esolution construction team
Photo shows stressing ends between the tower and slabs , where the slabs is retained by extended nibs from the tower beams
photo shows 7th floor slab formowrk designed to retain the load of 7th and 8th floor slab with height of 35 meters
Esolution construction & Engineering completes the design and construction work for the Islamic relief tower in Makkah, the tower that consists of Ground, 6 services floors, 17 Typical floors and roof, have been completed in one year.
The tower first typical slab and last service floor slab, received changes in vertical supporting members locations, where esolution been able to use the posttensioning in their work to modify the slabs deflection in order to reduce the total deflection for the supporting elements, construction stages been taken in consideration during the design stage.
Coordination with MEP completed during construction work to cope with any delays and finish the tower at the dead lines, where the tower been complete two months earlier than required by the building owner (Islamic relief organization in Makkah)
The Islamic relief 10 is the second tower that been built and completed with Islamic relief in Makkah, esolution supplied all the posttension material and applied them in very fast matter that made the casting easy before planned timing.
esolution construction & Engineering awarded the design and construction of post tension floors in Pearl compound , the project consist of eight different type of building , each is repeated two times , the project ran through some changes due to the value Engineering requested by the owner in return there were so many repair to be made in the project first floor slabs that is made of precast concrete slabs on cast at site beams .
esolution once awarded the project has ran an design check on the whole project as requested by Main contractor , the foundation design were found unsafe , the consultant has made his own check parrallel to esolution deisgn check and results found same
esolution consturction and Engineering awarded to do the repair of the foundations based on the new design and submitted all calculations and drawings to consultant , where it been approved for construction , then proceeded with the construction of the slabs
The project compeleted in eight months
Esolution construction & Engineering approved by ministry of higher education as sub consultant to design faculty of engineering - Al taif , the project awarded by the main contractor and designed by esolution construction and Engineering with total area of 100 Thousand square meters , submitted to Zuahir Fayez ( Project consultant ) and approved for construction
esolution construction and Engineering followed up the project during construction and added details as many as required by the contractor to faclitate the design as well updated all the changes made during the construction as requested by project Archtiect and MEP subcontractor
Site photo shows construction of Part-01 out oftotal tweleve parts of the project
The hotel complicated design has been awarded to esolution to review the original design, esolution design team findings on the foundations was very critical due to overlooked designed building weight using different software that made the error during design, however the foundation been cast already before esolution design team to be involved into the review work.
Esolution design team in Dubai suggested reduction of total building weight that has been successful to approach before construction happens for first slab in the structure.
Esolution designed all building elements includes precast concrete works and its connection details with the use of building information modeling, esolution developed a structure design model for the tower and that made coordination work easy for all other parties
y: Mohamed Zaid, CEng. M. ASCE, Design Manager , Associate member – ACI-551 / ACI-423
The Big-05 exhibition is an event that is held annually in Kuwait and many other cities around the world. The event attracts architects, engineers, interior designers and other key buyers.
The Big-05 includes CPD (Continuing professional development) certified workshops, and on of these workshops, covering tilt-up concrete construction, was held on Sep.15, 2015. The workshop was presented by Mr. Mohamed Zaid (Design Manager) and was reviewed by Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) technical director, James Baty. A portion of the material based on “The Architecture of Tilt-Up” was supplied by the TCA.
The presentation held previously to construction professionals in Dubai – November 2014, where attendees have a good back ground on precast concrete, compared to what is observed in Kuwait city that almost except two of the attendees didn’t work closely with precast concrete and never heard of tilt-up construction as one of the choices in the construction field, the raised question on compilation of the project referred to consultants that wanted to know more about the tilt-up, they were specific about their interest to try the tilt-up concrete in their project starting from boundary walls that can be made of tilt-up (precast on site) as a trail to compare the cost and time cycle, a discussion after the presentation was held on the panels weight that may go for and again surprisingly the length of the boundary wall that expected they can for according to their crane capacities at site for a boundary wall with 4.00 meters height measured from higher level road was 20 meters and weight of 24.00 tons, where the panels as proposed in precast divided each five meters noted the difference in time cycle of the construction and less joints appears in the boundary walls elevation. However, still that proposed trail isn’t the best out of tilt-up since as noted the panels weight would be up to 100 tons, but however they would consider the tilt-up in their projects if succeeded in the first trail with boundary walls.
he audiences were able to identify the differences between the precast and tilt-up concrete as they recognized that they will have to go for a trail at site to have their own experience about the construction method, expecting more communication with TCA to gain more knowledge about the design, detailing and construction of the tilt-up.
Kuwait compared to Saudi Arabia don’t face a challenge of logistics for the area is served can’t be compared, referring to number of precast factories that exist in Kuwait, the ability to supply the products as per demanded by the contractors is limited, most of the projects as observed rely on the precast hollow core slabs as the only element to purchase to help the project, faster production of the hollow core slab is the only advantage they gained from precast concrete, tilt-up construction
The key points discussed during the workshop were as follows.
“I will be happy to introduce more to our clients about the tilt-up as we’ve never heard of it “ Mr. Mohd Ali – Oil&Gas Field
“We will go for a trail boundary wall to have both construction system compared and surely we can understand the benefits that we will gain from the tilt-up, if so we will go for it for any further project” – Mr. Moh’d Hamed, Main contractor
esolution Management recognizes the importance of people training and development and to align the team in different branches to be on the same level with their peers.
Mr. Amr Al-Taher ( Saudi Arabia Branch Manager ) stated that, "Individuals need ongoing training and development to help them become more effective, and take on bigger and more significant challenges. Moreover, they need help in learning new skills as the nature of their work requires".
To emphasize on this, Mr. Mohammed Ayad (Egypt Branch Manager) approved a training module to new junior Architects.
Ayad spoke with individual Architects on why they would want to be trained on Building information modeling software, and gathered their feedback to identify the importance of this training for them and to understand how they foresee their future development in the company.
Ayad proceed "its not about what we do, its about how we do it through our employess who are passionate about their work"
Rana Hassan, Junior Architect said,
"Building information modeling is a dream that came true for all engineers and architects, it helps them to come together all as one by linking between architectural and construction, it allows teams to understand what's going on in 3D with high level of customization and flexibility and it reduces the amount of conflict which leads us to faster design process and documentation without loss of cost and quality In short ,BIM increases overall project quality ,and that's why i want to learn Building Information modeling "
Yasmine, Junior Architect added,
" i want to learn building information modeling to develop my own skills and support the company to do more with less, to exchange the information between all parties in an easy controlled way, that resolves the coordination issues between different disciplines and helps the project to be integrated"
Sandra Fawzy, Junior Architect added,
"BIM is an acronym for Building Information Modelling, or Building Information Model. It describes the process of designing a building collaboratively using one coherent system of computer models rather than as separate sets of drawings , At the technical core of BIM is the software that enables 3D modelling and information management. Extensive use of the software eventually leads to a more complete understanding of the technical core"
Ala'a Aly, Junior Architect said,
“I was wanting to learn Building Information Modeling software to produce high quality projects documents in less time in an easier and faster process, integrating structural electrical, mechanical engineering and architectural to simulate the construction in which the engineer has the opportunity to better understand the building and the construction process, where working on one centralized model is the easiest way to coordinate the project without being lost between documents and revisions”
The feedback on 3D modeling as awarness increased in the Saudi Arabia market helped interested parties to exert more effort to include BIM in all their projects
esolution construction and engineering compeleted the design and construction of the hotel in six months, the tower redesign awarded to esolution as sub consultant , where reduction of 16 million Saudi Riylas has been made during the value engineering process , proceeded to construction of the post tension slabs to compilation
Mezzanine floor view - photo taken from Ground floor level
LuLu Hypermarket, the retail division of the multidimensional and multinational LuLu Group International has always been known as a trend setter of the retail industry in the region. Today, LuLu symbolizes quality retailing with 121 stores and is immensely popular with the discerning shoppers across the Gulf region
esolution has started to work on LULU’s hyper market in Riyadh-Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2015 as post tension concrete subcontractor and compeleted the skelaton in Dec.2015, project with area of 120 thousand square meters servers the retail industry multidimensional and multinational LuLu Group International has always been known as a trend setter of the retail industry in the region. Esolution construction & Engineering pride itself to construct the hyper market , where the LuLu symbolizes quality retailing with 114 stores and is immensely popular with the discerning shoppers across the Gulf region.
On Jan.2016, The owner awarded the block wall works to esolution construction and Engineering dvision
Site photos showing work progress
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esolution construction and Engineering awarded the construction of posttension slabs by Al Rafal, the consultant requested a full structural design review on the project includes foundation and vertical elements, esolution construction and engineering completed the full design and review of the original design of the project in two weeks time, the project construction started slowely with traditional construction system using Ribbed slabs, the owner and the main contractor agreed to change the structural system of the project to meet the tide time frame of the project, esolution construction and Engineering team visited the project and agreed to construct a mockup teachs all sub contractors how to read the drawings and to be aware of their workscope, with 125 number of post tension slabs, the project compeleted in 10 months from day of esolution joined the project.
Photo shows Villa during construction
Photo shows Completed villas
Photo shows esolution team during mockup construction
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AlRajhi showroom in Riyadh is four floor building with an area per floor of 4000 Square meters, the challange in the design of the concrete floors with spans up to 15.00 meters, the second is the design of vertical elments thats due Arch. requirements some of the columns didn't run vertically through the building, forced the designers to use transfer beams or slabs, the post tension worked well with the system to reduce the overall deflection of the structure and elements design on flexible supports such as planted columns has been enhanced due to lower deflection happened in the floor