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Complex code compliance in the USA

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.


New Port for Qatar

After successfully completing the original cut-off wall scope of 52,500m2 on the New Port Project in Qatar, VSL-Intrafor were awarded additional works comprising the construction of an additional 55,530m2 of cut-off wall over a plan length of 3,210m, including geotechnical investigation works. The cut-off wall is being constructed using VSL-Intrafor’s BC40 Cutter equipment and a special plastic concrete mix; excavation works for the wall are being carried out to depths of up to 22m below existing ground


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.