SDS/2 has a building information modelling solution, SDS/2 Concrete, that enables multiple users to simultaneously build virtual concrete structures. The software's specialized tools allow for automated placement of reinforcing steel in the concrete. Users can automatically generate detailed bending and placing schedules, as well as placement drawings, from 3-D model information, saving time over traditional 2-D workflows.
Toronto’s Ten York project is a residential highrise building that will soar 65 storeys and contain 694 units when complete. Located at the busy intersection of York and Harbour, near the waterfront and overlooking the Gardiner Expressway, there are a number of challenges to be faced for concrete work. In this case, the use of traditional truss tables was not permitted because of the nearness to the Gardiner. Crews had limited space on the ground for staging and storing of material, shear wall construction restricted movement of shoring material through the building, and a ten-foot deep transfer slab is suspended 40 feet above the floor below.
PERI modular self climbing systems – ACS Automatic Climbing System and RCS Rail Climbing System – have protection panels which completely enclose floors under construction. The panels provide protection against wind and weather, and serve as fall barriers. PERI’s experienced engineers and technicians provide orientation, advice and support at the construction site. Operation is crane independent and is not affected by weather conditions, so construction schedules can be maintained. Climbing operation is quick and safe due to securely anchored rail-guided climbing and crane-independent hydraulic climbing devices. Any uneven load distribution is adjusted by the hydraulic system, ensuring the platforms are always climbing in a horizontally level position.