Creating solutions

Participating in Macau’s Expansion

Participating in Macau’s expansion and the development of the Cotai area, Intrafor was awarded a project for the construction of the basement retaining wall for a new hotel and casino. The 560m-long diaphragm wall will be built 40m deep into old reclaimed land and house part of a luxury hotel and casino featuring up to 700 gambling tables and 1,000 slot machines.


Sliding box in Switzerland

A new underpass is being built in Rickenbach to allow pedestrians and cyclists to cross under the railway. VSL slid the 280t concrete box, fabricated on site, into its final position underneath a temporary railway bridge while the line was still in operation. The box was pulled more than 20m at a maximum speed of 10m/hour on a slide system, closely guided to ensure a smooth operation.


FSC-compliance at Intrafor

Intrafor adopts reusable steel formwork as much as possible. However, it is still necessary to use wood for some applications, such as to cover starter bars in diaphragm wall panels. To reduce the environmental impact, Intrafor is now using 100% FSC-compliant wood, where available, for this purpose. The FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) identifies and certifies forests that are well managed and where biodiversity, productivity and the ecology are maintained.