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Miami Science Museum

PERI was awarded as the supplier for the construction of the planetarium walls.
Creation of custom forms to accomodate sloped walls with architectural concrete finish.
Custom-made VARIO forms.
Custom-made VARIO forms with a fiberglass formlining.
VARIO forms with a fiberglass formlining mounted on a VARIOKIT structure.
VARIO forms on a VARIOKIT structure for the construction of the concave-shaped walls.
Construction of the planetarium walls using VARIO, VARIOKIT and MULTIFLEX.
Architectural concrete and set tie pattern requirements

Project data

Location: Miami, United States

As a key attraction in the city’s open-air waterfront Museum Park, the 250,000 square foot Miami Science Museum is located between the new Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and the American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami. It will share the city’s 40 acre Museum Park with the new Miami Art Museum thus creating a strong cultural center, stimulating visitors’ minds and imaginations. It will introduce the basic concepts of science and technology while providing a unique educational resource for people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds. PERI was awarded as the supplier for the construction of the planetarium walls using VARIO, VARIOKIT and MULTIFLEX. One of the reasons PERI was selected as a supplier was the ability to provide a cost effective customized solution for the unique dome structure of the planetarium in a short period of time while at the same time guaranteeing a perfect finish to meet the architectural concrete and set tie pattern requirements using self-compacting concrete. This was achieved by fabricating custom-made VARIO forms with a fiberglass formlining mounted on a VARIOKIT structure for the construction of the concave-shaped walls.

Requirements

  • Custom formwork solution to accomodate unique sloped wall
  • Architectural Concrete Finish
  • Time Critical Delivery

Customer

Baker Concrete, Florida

Customer's benefit

  • Developed custom made formwork solution for the client
  • Developed custom made fiberglass formliner solution to achieve architectural concrete finish
Pamela Marshall, Project Manager
Pamela Marshall
Project Manager

PERI is and has been an effective, proactive partner in developing successful solutions for a very complex architecturally exposed feature structure on a highly visible project. PERI understood the challenges, and implemented a dedicated support team – engineering, sales, and field – that is a significant factor in Baker’s success on the structure. PERI’s team and orientation towards service makes us feel as if this project is their most important!

PERI solution

  • Creation of custom forms to accomodate sloped walls with architectural concrete finish