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Efficiency with ULMA systems in the restoration of The Royal Columbian Hospital

Jun 01, 2023
The redevelopment of the oldest hospital in New Westminster, Vancouver, will expand its services with new facilities: a 10-storey intensive care building, expansion of the emergency and maternity ward, new operating theatres, among others.

The supply of ORMA galvanised formwork made it possible to realise 6 separate cores for the stairwells, the central core of the main lift, columns of various dimensions and pillars with a special V-shaped geometry.

All vertical concrete structures were built with ORMA as the only system. An efficient, safe and fast on-site formwork, which did not generate any waste. The main wall was concreted in one pour and the concreting height reached 7.65 metres for 1 metre thick walls.

In the V-shaped columns, ORMA panels have been combined with MK-120 walers to create this unique geometry, to support the forces and to carry out a single pour for a height of 17m.

The VR-L Tables with ALUPROP and MK-120 walers have created a shoring and formwork system for the concreting of slabs up to 7 m high. Thanks to its lower weight, number of components, and higher load capacity compared to traditional shoring systems, ALUPROP has facilitated the movement of materials on-site in a more efficient way with less manpower and machinery.

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