Showing posts with label diaphragm walls. Show all posts
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Monday, February 23, 2015

X-ray of Green Court Bucharest Office Complex

Location: North of Bucharest, 12 Gara Herastrau Street

Description:
  •   3 modern office buildings
  • 12 floors above the ground
  •   52,000 sqm of leasable space
  • 837 underground parking spaces


Developer: Skanska Development Romania

Infrastructure and structure contractor for buildings A & B: Octagon Contracting & Engineering under Skanska Construction Romania

Developer’s testimonial about the contractor:
Skanska Construction appointed Octagon as construction partner for foundation and structural works on the Green Court Bucharest.  The cooperation was excellent and Octagon performed the works professionally and diligently meeting all of our expectations in terms of health and safety, quality and delivery time.” says Richard Burleigh, Country Manager, Skanska Construction Romania.

Biggest challenges faced by the contractor:
“The biggest challenge in the execution of this project was meeting the deadline, which was very tight.  But despite the schedule constraints, which were also amplified by technical issues that are unavoidable in any project, we managed to focus on our main targets and deliver the works on time.“ says Max Ene- OCTAGON’s  project manager for Green Court Bucharest.

Construction works performed by OCTAGON:
  • Concrete works for infrastructure and superstructure of building A (3B+ GF+ 11F)
  • Excavation;
  • Diaphragm walls D 600;
  • Anchorages;
  •  Infrastructure works for building B;
  • Concrete works for the superstructure of building B (3B + GF+ 11F)

GREEN features:
  • energy efficient fa├žade with high performance which reduces solar heat gains, the building’s heating up being significantly limited;
  • natural daylight- over 75% of the building space has access to the daylight. Automatic lighting control system adjusts the lights according to the intensity of outside light resulting into lower energy consumption;
  • containers for segregated waste;
  •  solar panels- located on the roof of the building, used for domestic hot water;
  • electrical plug- in for cars


Estimated benefits:
  •  Lower utility bills- 50% less water consumed
  • A healthier, more productive workplace-  30% more fresh air in the office
  • More efficient lighting- 32% less energy consumed
OCTAGON’s staff involved in the construction of buildings A & B: 160 people.





Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Video: OCTAGON built the foundation in top- down system for Sky Tower- the tallest building in Romania

Reaching 137 m in height and counting 5 underground levels and 37 ground levels, Sky Tower is the tallest building in Romania. The building, located on Calea Floreasca is visible from any area of Bucharest. OCTAGON CONTRACTING & ENGINEERING built the foundation of Sky Tower and performed thus the deepest excavation in Romania, so far: 50 m. The infrastructure works also included the execution of diaphragm walls D 1,000, foundation barrettes D 600 and dewatering systems. OCTAGON performed the construction in top- down system of three reinforced concrete slabs, covering 4,600 sqm each. The video renders the entire execution process of the foundation works.


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Friday, November 14, 2014

Business Construct: Projects of the year: 10 investments that have moved the market. OCTAGON was involved in the construction of three of the projects



Two shopping centers developed by NEPI, five office projects stretching over  110,000 sqm, a road passage, a multifunctional hall and a  DYI store, are ten of the most important real estate investments delivered this year, on a market in which large projects worth hundreds of millions of euro missed, Business Constructor writes. OCTAGON CONTRACTING & ENGINEERING was involved in the construction  of three of these projects: Hermes Business Campus, Green Court Bucharest and Green Gate.

Top 10 investitii 2014
The cumulated investments in these projects reached almost 350 million euro, while a shopping center,  such as AFI Palace Cotroceni from Bucharest cost 300 million euro and the investment in Palas shopping mall from Iasi exceeded 250 million euro. Two of these investments, the office projects Green Gate and AFI Park, benefited from banking financing, which shows that the financial institutions keep being prudent in granting loans for construction.

Under these circumstances, two public projects have also reached the top of investments:  the underground passage Mihai Bravu from Bucharest and the new Multifunctional Hall from Cluj, as well as a Dedeman store, a 16 mil. euro investment,  built in Colentina.

The 10 projects are:

  •   Vulcan Value Center- shopping center covering 25,000 sqm, located in Rahova area; investment: 47 mil. euro
  •  Mihai Bravu Passage
  • Targu- Jiu Shopping City- shopping mall with a leasable area of 27,000 sqm; investment: 30 mil. euro
  • Dedeman Colentina
  • AFI Park 2 and 3- two office buildings with 24,000 sqm of leasable space; investment: 40 mil. euro
  • The Office Cluj- offices with 19,000 sqm leasable; investment: 26 mil. euro
  • The Multifunctional Hall from Cluj- with a capacity of 7,200 seats; investment: 16 mil. euro.
  • Green Gate- office building located on Tudor Vladimirescu Blvd.; investment: 57.5 million euro. OCTAGON performed the geotechnical works: diaphragm walls, bored piles, dewatering system and crown beam
  • Green Court Bucharest- office complex developed in three stages on Barbu Vacarescu Blvd; investment: 46 mil euro. OCTAGON performed the infrastructure and superstructure works for buildings A and B
  • Hermes Business Campus- office complex located in Pipera area, on 5-7 Dimitrie Pompeiu Blvd. OCTAGON  was general contractor for the first stage of the project: the construction of building B, and is currently building the foundation and superstructure of building C- the second stage of the project.
Top 10 investitii 2014



Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Hermes Business Campus and Sky Tower, case studies presented by OCTAGON at the event Contractor 2014




Nicole Sommer
OCTAGON CONTRACTING & ENGINEERING  was one of the special guests at one of the most important construction events: Contractor 2014- organized in Bucharest between  10- 11 November 2014. The International Expoconference of Construction Contractors has gathered this year 74 speakers, architects and  contractor, from over 20 countries, who have presented the major projects  built by the companies they represented.

Within the plenary session “Construction”,  Nicole Sommer- OCTAGON’s Commercial Manager, presented two case studies: HermesBusiness Campus and Sky Tower.  Nicole Sommer spoke about the main features of the two office buildings, as well as about the construction methods and technologies used by   OCTAGON. The company’s commercial manager used as presentation support, two videos picturing various execution stages of the buildings.

You can watch the presentation video, here:

OCTAGON  was general contractor for the first building of the office complex Hermes Business Campus, located on 5- 7 Dimitrie Pompeiu Blvd. in Bucharest and is currently  performing the infrastructure works consisting in diaphragm walls D 800, bored piles D 1,000 and D 1,500, foundation raft, crown beam and superstructure for the second building – C. The second building will have the same area- 37,000 sqm and the same number of floors- 4 basements +8 floors +technical floor, as the first building, which has been fully leased.

OCTAGON  also built the foundation of the tallest building in Romania: Sky Tower, located in Bucharest, on 246 A Calea Floreasca.  The  137 m tall building, counting 37 floors and 5 basements, visible from all the areas of Bucharest,  is part of the complex Floreasca City Center, developed by the Austrian company Raiffeisen Evolution.  OCTAGON  built the foundation in top- down system of  two reinforced concrete slabs, measuring  4,600 sqm each. The company also performed the deepest foundation in Romania: 20 m, within this project.


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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

OCTAGON delivers second building of the complex Green Court Bucharest





*      Contract value: 3.8 mil. euro
*      Green Court Bucharest- office complex located on 4 Garii Herastrau Street, Bucharest
Green Court Bucharest building B

OCTAGON CONTRACTING & ENGINEERING delivered the second building (B), of the office complex Green Court Bucharest, developed by Swedish company Skanska. The complex will have three development stages and building B was the second development stage. The value of the works performed by OCTAGON on this building was 3.8 mil. euro.

Green Court Bucharest Building B- encasing
The second stage of the project started in 2013, with the execution of special foundation works, consisting in excavation, diaphragm walls D 600 and anchorages. This year OCTAGON built the superstructure of building B, which has 3 underground levels, ground floor and 11 floors.
Green Court Bucharest- building B

OCTAGON also built the first building of the complex Green Court Bucharest. The company was specialist contractor and performed the infrastructure and superstructure works on building A. The buildings covers 19,500 sqm and the investment in this stage reached 46 mil. Euro.

Green Court Bucharest- building B
Green Court Bucharest will have a total area of 52,000 sqm. The complex is developed by Swedish company Skansa, known for the 125 years of experience in construction and real estate development. Oresund bridge, which connects Sweden with Denmark, the reconstruction of Oculus World Trade Center Transportantion Hub in New York and the office building “Gherkin” Swiss Re in London are among the most important projects developed by the company. Skanska developed over 2 million sqm office spaces worldwide.

Green Court Bucharest- building B- encasing
Green Court Bucharest- encasing&reinforcing











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