TTM awarded post tensioning contract in Qatar

Company to replace reinforced concrete slabs with Italian-made post tensioning technology strands for C09 Lusail Marina project


KBW Investments-owned TTM has been awarded a QR1 million ($275,000) contract to design and implement post tensioning technology for the C09 Lusail Marina project in Qatar.

The project’s contractor and developer, Al Wefaq Engineering Co., appointed TTM to the job in June this year at the QR110m new development in Qatar’s Lusail City.

A statement from the company said six TTM professionals began the project redesign in July, with an expected six-month duration, targeting a December 2016 completion date.

“The C09 Lusail Marina project was initially designed with the conventional method of reinforced concrete (RC) slabs. TTM proposed that introducing post tensioning would result in developer cost-savings, together with a much more efficient timeline of execution,” said Sameel Hamza, COO of TTM.

“TTM was awarded the jobsite based on the significant financial and technical benefits of implementing the post tensioning method into the structure’s design. A post tension system poses benefits for all parties involved both in the immediate-term, such as the reduction of labor required onsite, and in the long-term, as slabs are designed crack-free thereby helping to enable waterproofing,” he added.

The statement said that post tensioning effects cost reduction of 25% per jobsite and is replacing RC slabs in buildings across many new developments in the Gulf state, where developers are increasingly adopting post tensioning technology over traditional methods to implement higher building standards and reduce construction timelines.

“All TTM Strands are produced at the TTM factory in Milan, Italy. The only post tensioning company in the world that produces steel wire in house, TTM’s value proposition of our technology begins at the material stage. Contractors and developers using TTM are able to confidently implement our technology armed with the knowledge that a full track record of material sourcing exists, and it is all created to work optimally together for the best possible end product,” said Hamza.

According to Al Wefaq, the C09 Lusail Marina jobsite is planned to have a total built up area of 25,900sqm, and is scheduled for completion in Q2 2017.

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