Jeddah Gate „E3 – Abraj Al-Hilal 2“

Jeddah Gate “E3 – Abraj Al-Hilal 2“ during the shell construction
Construction of the residential towers with 17 to 21 floors with limited crane capacity
The walls of the central cores were formed in advance using VARIO GT 24 whereby the girder wall formwork was climbed with the help of the RCS Rail Climbing System to the next level in each case.
Mobile RCS hydraulic aggregates and cylinders reduced the cost expenditure for crane-independent climbing.
Even reinforced concrete columns could be shuttered without a crane with the LICO column formwork.
PERI specialists supported the smooth construction progress with continuous project assistance and technical support.

Project data

Location: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

  • Completely new city center on 400,000 m² – with 6,000 apartments as well as business premises, hospitals, schools, train stations and facilities for cultural and leisure activities 
  • The Abraj Al-Hilal 2 group of buildings consists of three high-rises with a total of 326 apartments.

Requirements

  • Residential towers with 17 to 21 floors
  • Limited crane capacity
  • Tight construction schedule

Customer

Azmeel Contracting & Construction Corporation

Customer's benefit

  • A coherent formwork concept and professional jobsite support ensure mostly crane-independent cycle sequences in regular 3-day cycles.
  • VARIO GT 24 girder wall formwork climbs with RCS self-climbing hydraulics without a crane – even in case of strong wind.
  • 3 m high LICO elements of the column formwork can be easily assembled and dismantled by hand.
  • When forming the floor slabs, large-size slab tables reduce the number of required crane lifts.
Picture of Mohsen Ghoneim, Project Manager, Azmeel Contracting & Construction Corporation
Mohsen Ghoneim
Project Manager

The PERI slab tables ensured easy striking and moving to the next level. Thanks to the RCS Climbing Formwork, we were also able to climb every third day. This accelerated the concreting work and shortened the cycle sequences for the core walls and floor slabs.

PERI solution

  • Forming of the walls of the central core, which were constructed in advance, with the VARIO GT 24 girder wall formwork
  • The RCS rail climbing system transports the girder wall formwork to the respective next level without the use of a crane
  • Crane-independent forming of reinforced concrete columns with the LICO column formwork
  • Large-size VARIODECK steel waler slab tables for the floor slabs