The project uses its Rapidshor and Kwikstage shoring together with service and support.
Construction of Accor Hotel’s Ibis and Novotel building on Old Mahabalipuram Road in Chennai will create a facility with 190 and 160 rooms respectively. Construction is being undertaken by main contractor SSPDL Interserve Private.
“At RMD Kwikform we have always provided more than just an equipment solution to our customers, and on the Ibis and Novotel project this commitment combined with the quality of our shoring equipment is what secured us this contract,” RMD Kwikform India’s vice president Arul Raja. “Despite intense competition we were able to not only demonstrate we could supply the most effective shoring solution, but also the expertise and commitment to work with the contractor’s team to ensure they were fully trained and supported in erecting the equipment supplied by RMD Kwikform.”
SSPDL Interserve Private Ltd is a first-time user of the supplied equipment and RMD Kwikform India’s equipment specialists have provided training in using the equipment. “It was important to us to ensure that the onsite team has a full understanding on how to safely use the supplied equipment, including Rapidshor and Kwikstage,” said Raja. “If the team is trained to use the equipment correctly, then we are empowering them to work with it safely and effectively throughout the life of not only this project, but projects in the future.”
RMD Kwikform India has supplied approximately 260t of equipment to site for the construction of the slab, beam, retaining wall and column formwork.
Kwikstage and Rapidshor has been supplied as primary shoring along with 4000m2 of Albeam/GTX decking for the construction of the slab and beam. Rapidshor, with its 80kN leg load, was also employed in the vital role of supporting the structures heavy transfer beams.
In total, 360m2 of wall form configured using GTX beams and Superslim Soldiers has been supplied for the construction of the retaining wall form throughout the building. In addition to this 250m2 of GTX beams and Superslim Soldier column forms have been configured and used for the construction of the building’s columns.
“RMD Kwikform has supported us from the moment they came on board with this project,” said Steve Cownden at SSPDL Interserve Private. “The level of support we have received combined with the quality and application of RMD Kwikform’s equipment has certainly been a factor in the speed of progression we’ve made on this site to date.”