Contractors World International Vol 7 No 6
Are You Up To The
Here is your opportunity to show your skills at innovat-
ing new solutions for applications in the construction
and related industries.
The challenge is to find alternative power supply for
project was organized at
bauma 2016. Now, in mid November 2016, a new chal-
lenge is going online, this time with the aim of finding
an alternative power supply for lifting gear.
The solutions submitted by experts are handled
anonymously and passed on directly to the issuer of
the challenge. Prior registration is required, at:open- innovation.bauma.de.
In the current challenge that has been commissioned
through bauma Open Innovation, the brief is very
• The company is looking for an alternative power
supply that must be reliable, easy to set up and
dismantle, and may not cost more than the tech-
nologies used so far.
• A particularly important aspect is that the solu-
tion must fulfill the requirements of theMachinery
Directive and the EMC Directive. Data transfer
must be secure and reliable.
The idea of Open Innovation
The Open Innovation project by bauma is based on the
idea of taking the innovation issues faced by companies
and translating them into “Challenges” to which the
global and interdisciplinary community of experts then
The process is particularly well suited to technolog-
ical challenges that a company cannot resolve using
only its own resources.
Especially as regards the highly complex innovation
challenges faced in the construction machinery sector,
this Open Innovation project is a good way for compa-
nies to tap into a very broad base of expert
Another advantage is the fast turnaround time,
which can reduce development time.
•Click Here for Further information on bauma Open Innovation
in a correspondingly short time right from the very
Coordinated climbing formwork
and shoring solution
For working at heights, Peri engineers planned the op-
timal combination of different climbing systems.
With the help of RCS Climbing Formwork units, CB
Working Platforms and BR Shaft Platforms, the vertical
reinforced concrete components and circular inclined
supports were efficiently and safely constructed.
For the most part, the VARIO GT 24 Girder Wall
Formwork was combined with the respective climbing
Following the fast working speed of the climbing
technology, PERI UP was assembled as a birdcage scaffold
with a basic grid of 1.50 m x 1.50 m. The scaffolding
provided safe working and access areas at all levels.
In addition, corresponding intermediate supports
could be realized with the construction for the required
horizontal bracing of the inclined reinforced concrete
columns. The solution for this temporary stabilization
of up to 30 m high inclined columns was developed by
Peri engineers in close cooperation with the structural
engineers from ARUP; for this, ST 100 Stacking Towers
were used as well as specially developed connection
Flexible adjustment to suit
different geometries and loads
The dimensioning of the PERI UP birdcage scaffold was
especially coordinated to accommodate the subsequent
load-bearing function in order to concrete the up to 1.80
m thick intermediate slabs at heights of over 40 m.
Due to the 25 cm system grid, the scaffolding could
be flexibly adapted to suit the building’s geometry. As a
result, different set-up levels, circular columns at inclined
spatial angles as well as increased load concentrations
could be taken into consideration – and this with opti-
mized material quantities.
In the birdcage scaffold, integrated PERI UP alumin-
ium flights of stairs also provided safe access to all