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Concrete In Australia : March 2012
NEWS Built Strong Coated Stronger Protective Coating Resins for Concrete and Metal Meeting the demand for protective coating applications ranging from parking decks to bridges, and from wind farms to marine hulls, today's formulators need more high-performance resins in their arsenal than ever. For performance, safety, stability, and low VOCs, discover the advantages of Cytec waterborne resins backed by Cytec's global network of service and support. firstname.lastname@example.org www.cytec.com ©2012 Cytec Industries Inc. All Rights Reserved. Innovative precast technology used in port build A new fishing port has been constructed for the City of Abu Dhabi, involving reclamation of 43,000m² of land, and the subsequent quay wall. e 776m by 18m-deep wall around the port is now complete, and has set an industry precedent in innovative precast technology in the region. Aurecon provided project management, design management and construction supervision for the project, working together with contractors Soletanche Bachy Dubai. e project design team aimed to deliver a port wall with aesthetically pleasing cladding, however, space limitations onsite made this a challenge. "Because there was only 5m between where the wall needed to be constructed and the sea, bringing the water level down so that precast panels could be attached to the wall was a major safety risk as it would require the use of heavy duty equipment over a prolonged period of time," explained Aurecon project manager Nasser Abdalla. e contractor recommended fitting precast panels to the wall panels prior to the construction phase, and not as a retrofit. Aurecon s review of this design found that the process was indeed viable if the regular gap was left between each precast panel and wall panel. "Accordingly, the construction of the wall and fitting of decorative panels became what is essentially a one-step process and negated the need for excavations," Abdalla said. Aurecon said it was the first time this innovation has been used in this region, and as such, a patent will soon be launched on the system. A precast panel provided aesthetically pleasing cladding to the sea wall.