Gulf Precast in key construction milestone
Abu Dhabi, November 15, 2011
Gulf Precast Concrete Company, a leading precast manufacturer in the UAE, said it has reached a major construction milestone with the completion of the Villas' Precast Works of Village 2 project in Abu Dhabi.
The 1059 villas project is coming up at Al Falah Community Development, a 12.5 million sq m master planned project located to the east of the Abu Dhabi International Airport.
It is being developed by Al Dar Properties and forms a part of The Emirati Family Housing Programme, a wider government initiative launched by the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council to create more social housing for the local population.
Gulf Precast said it has spent over 8 million man hours since work started last June and over 280,000 cu m of concrete has been poured till date, for one of the largest housing projects being developed in the region.
Undertaken by Gulf Precast is the precast superstructure works of 2069 villas forming Village 2 and Village 3 for the total of '5 villages - 4857 villas' development, as well as 280 km of boundary wall and several electrical substations, said a company statement.
The construction involves more than 50 mobile cranes to install the villas at a rate of 5 villas per day.
The required precast concrete elements are manufactured and delivered from seven different Gulf Precast production plants.
The precast works in Village 3, a 1010 villas project, is well under progress with 60 per cent of the work completed, said a senior official.
'We are pleased to be part of this strategic project that forms an integral part of Abu Dhabi's Government 2030 Vision and to have yet again completed another key milestone,' remarked Elias Seraphim, CEO of Gulf Precast.
'Despite the challenging nature of the project the works are progressing well and ahead of schedule,' he added.
The project features 18 different types of villas ranging from 3 to 5 bedrooms of different styles.
By the time the project is completed, Gulf Precast would have manufactured and installed a total of 119,495 structural precast elements, 153,254 structural hollow core slabs, 33,905 decorative precast elements, 66,660 decorative Glass-fibre Reinforced Concrete (GRC) elements, 21,098 precast shaft covers and 280 km of precast boundary walls.
'This is indeed an exciting accomplishment by Gulf Precast team and a major milestone for the project,' observed Dr Daniele Pfeffer, chief operating officer of Gulf Precast.
'We are very committed to complete the project successfully and are thrilled by the prospects of future housing projects in the region,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service