WESTFIELD EASTGARDEN

SLAB STRENGTHENING

SCENTRE

Westfield Eastgardens – New tenant Aldi required the existing retail floor space capacity raised from the pre-existing 5Kpa to a minimum 10Kpa to satisfy the loading requirements for their cold rooms and storage zones.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
COMPLETED: 2015

 

SLAB STRENGTHENING

 


Westfield Eastgarden

SlabTec Pty Ltd was awarded the subcontract after taking the design from a concept stage of the Engineer and creating an extremely efficient design which proved to be a cost-effective solution using the Sika Carbodur system.

In this situation, SlabTec could only utilise a design that engaged the top of slab as the floor below was occupied by the local council library which was in use. SlabTec’s approach was to utilise the Sika CarboDur system on top and of slab with part of the top mounted CFRP needing to be recessed into the slab and covered in an extremely durable and hard wearing epoxy coating that could withstand the sustained hard wheel use of pallet jacks and forklifts. The other portion of CFRP works were mounted as a direct stick to the top of slab and then painted with an epoxy coating which was broadcast with a coarse sand to allow for a keyed joint for the self-levelling floor topping that was to follow. Carbon fibre was placed in the tension zone over beams spanning well into the panels to pick up the necessary loads for this project. All works for this project were conducted out of standard working hours and we were able to bring the clients programme forward by a full week.

SlabTec’s approach was to utilise the Sika CarboDur system on both top and bottom of slab with all the top mounted CFRP needing to be recessed into the slab and covered in an extremely durable and hard wearing epoxy coating that could withstand the sustained hard wheel use of pallet jacks and forklifts. We also designed and constructed a 150mm fully bonded concrete slab to raise an area of the trading floor to match the existing areas. For this, a conventional reinforced slab was constructed and pinned into the existing slab. 

PRODUCT
Sika Laminate

 




Aldi Fitout Westfield Eastgardens– Slab Strengthening.



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