Contractors World 2010 Volume 1 Issue 5
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For both internal and external construction works on a new University complex in Dubai, the contractors use a fleet of Haulotte access platforms.
Work continues on major projects in Dubai, despite the economic recession facing all parts of the world. Roger Lindley reports on one such project.
United Arab Emirates
Oger International has successfully completed the first phases in a Dh.1.5 billion construction package for building the new campus of UAE University in Al Ain. The construction project has been awarded by the Mubadala Development Company.
Work on the new campus started in 2007 and all phases are due for completion by 2011. When completed the University complex will feature advanced teaching facilities as well as excellent recreational facilities and accommodation for students and staff. Structures include accommodation for 25,000 students, an Olympic size swimming pool, gymnasium, lecture halls, laboratories and a ‘Great Hall’ building including basement parking facilities and ground floor with a sloping roof structure auditorium. There is also a mosque.
Being constructed in number of phases
In the first phase, there are more than 116.000 m² slabs and walls requiring 25,823 m³ of concrete. Walls to be plastered exceeded 91,000 m². There was 84,790 m² of formwork, 150,000 m² of scaffolding, 18,100 m² of blockwork and almost 16,600 m² of tiling. Altogether it is estimated that over 500,000 m² of surface area had to be painted.
To finish the project as quickly as possible, a work force of over 4,000 was employed enabling work to proceed, 6 days per week, simultaneously on many different parts of the project.
With a total built up area of 53,000 m², the numerous structures are spread across a vast campus on the edge of the city of Dubai. With maximum building heights of 15 m (6 levels) and with work progressing on several buildings at the same time, the contractors deployed a large fleet of mobile access equipment for the vast amount of finishing work that had to be done. Because of their proven versatility, productivity and reliability, Haulotte equipment was used extensively.
For reaching roof-lines contractors used Haulotte H15-18-SXL scissor-lift because of the large payload and working area it provided
The large fleet of Haulotte machines was supplied and maintained by Dubai company, United Equipment Rentals, who had two service technicians permanently on site.
In constructing of the Olympic size swimming pool hall, Haulotte HA260PX articulated access platforms and H18SX scissor lifts were used for fixing roofing components as well as for installing the air-conditioning ducting. With a maximum working height of 18 m, and a 6 m x 1.89 m platform area, the H18SX makes it easy to handle and install large dimensioned products such as sections of ducting. It is easily repositioned for maximum convenience and provides a very stable working environment.
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