Careys Civil Engineering was contracted to undertake the construction of a new NHS Emergency Care Centre at Aberdeen, comprising an eight-storey superstructure and basement.
During the design process our team worked closely with Robertsons to present the benefits of a concrete design using PT slabs would provide significant benefits compared to a structural steel frame. These included a four week reduction in the build time, increased insulation and fire resistance properties, and a reduced number of support columns providing Client flexibility for use of floor areas.
As a result of this input our team was employed to build the substructure and superstructure works for the eight-storey building, in addition to the design of the PT floor-slabs. The substructure works included construction of piles caps, ground beams and under-slab drainage including an RC basement and RC service tunnels.
The four reinforced concrete cores were constructed using a crane assisted jump-form system in advance of the floor construction.
The frame includes both in-situ and precast concrete columns erected as the PT floorslab construction proceeds on a floor by floor cycle.