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Intrafor’s rock challenge

VSL was appointed to remove the heavily post-tensioned deck slab to bring the Park Plaza Complex structure in Austin, Texas, into compliance with the latest building code. As part of the scope, VSL de-tensioned the post-tensioning for the 5th-floor deck, removed and recycled the concrete and removed a wall. All concrete was tracked and recycled to help the general contractor obtain LEED Silver rating.

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Ring around São Paulo

VSL is installing more than 9,000m of joints on the east section of the Rodoanel Mario Covas ring road, which is one of the most important transport projects under way in São Paulo. The works will be completed in just three months.

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Quieter crossing in Slovakia

Installation of a post-tensioned deck was chosen as a quieter alternative than the traditional steel for a rail bridge crossing the Váh River in an urban area of Trenčín in Slovakia. The new bridge is being built as part of the upgrade of the Nové Mesto nad Váhom – Púchov railway. The project for Slovak Railways is being co-financed by EU funds and built by Bögl and Krýsl to a design by Betoning. The seven-span viaduct is 340m long and is being constructed by the balanced cantilever method. VSL is supplying tie bars and post-tensioning, together with PT-Plus® ducting.

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