Thu, 26 Nov 1998: Construction on the rise…



Concrete monolithic construction? This new method allows more versatility in design than in the Soviet-built concrete buildings in Plavnieki and other outlying areas of Riga. Construction using wooden forms with steel bar reinforcement, called slab form work, has developed in Latvia over the past three or so years. Companies build the forms or rent them, decreasing the amount of trees that go into the burgeoning industry, Butkovics said.A large project, Valdemara Center, springing up at the corner of Elizabetes Street and Valdemara Boulevard displays the faster, more cost-effective, stronger form work wall construction. Working with construction giant Skanska, Kalnozols erected these walls in two-and-a-half weeks, Butkovics said.Such proje... Read the rest of this entry »

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