Client: Consorcio Bermejal
Formwork cart for progressive cantilevers in Madre Laura Bridge, Medellín (Colombia)
Place: Medellin, Colombia
Status: It is in the slab construction phase (at 40% of the work)
Estimated conclusion time: Conclusion of cart use in March 2015. Expected completion of the work in 2018.
Project Coordinator: Silvia Navarro López
Identified needs: They needed a formwork system for segments of at least 5 meters in length, that was easy to assemble, and that would allow to move quickly between sections.
Why our solution? Our system allowed them to reduce times between the segment concrete works. In addition, in the first assembly two carts can be mounted at the same time on segment 0, thus reducing to a minimum the first assembly time. On the other hand, our cart can be adapted for using in other bridge works.
Description of the construction work process The work began assembling the first two carts on August 3, 2014. Two cars were mounted on cross-member over pier 11. By mid-August the first segment was already concreted. They had planned to assemble the second pair of carts at the end of September, but due to work-related conditions they have not been able to assemble them yet. One week ago they had arrived with the assembled carts up to the pier closest to the construction shed (pier 10), so that they have executed 14 segments of 5 meters each in about 8 weeks with two carts.