CONNAECT Second Edition 2008

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  THE MAGAZINE OFTHE GLOBAL BBR NETWORK OF EXPERTS Treading on thin ice? BBR’s response to global warmingand other topical themes Package deals in Poland How the package approach hasbenefited clients inEastern Europe  2nd Edition – 2008 Optimising with BBRtechnology and expertise Review of post-tensionedslab applications and advantages Energised for the future Renaissance in the nuclear sector and BBR track record Taking power to the people MRR delivers solutionsfor all types of structure  BBRVT International Ltd is theTechnical Headquarters and Business Development Centre of the BBR Network, located in Switzerland.TheShareholders of BBRVT International Ltd are: BBR Holding Ltd (Switzerland); BBR Polska Sp. z.o.o. (Poland); BBR Pretensados yTécnicasEspeciales, S.L. (Spain), member of the FCC Group (Spain); KB Spennteknikk AS (Norway), member of the KB Group (Norway);VORSPANN-TECHNIK GmbH & Co. KG (Austria / Germany), member of the Porr Group (Austria). BBR is recognised as the leading group of specialised engineering contractors in thefield of post-tensioning, stay cable and related construction engineering.The innovationand technical excellence, brought together in 1944 by its three Swiss founders – Antonio Brandestini, Max Birkenmaier and Mirko Robin Ros – continues, more than 60years later, in that same ethos and enterprising style.From technical headquarters in Switzerland, the BBR Network reaches out around theglobe and has at its disposal some of the most talented engineers, technicians and thevery latest internationally approved technology in the world. The Global BBR Network   Within the Global BBR Network, established traditions and strong local roots arecombined with the latest thinking and leading edge technology. BBR grants each localBBR Network member access to the latest technical knowledge and resources – andfacilitates the exchange of information on a broad scale and within internationalpartnering alliances. Such global alliances and co-operations create local competitiveadvantages in dealing with, for example, efficient tendering, availability of specialists andspecialised equipment or transfer of technical know-how.        -       A     G        l    o     b   a  l  N  e  t   w   o   r    k   o     f          E        x   p  e  r    t      s    - S    i    n   c   e   1  9   4  4 Activities of the Network  All BBR Network members have established and strong local connections in their respective regions.They are all structured differently to suit the local market andoffer a variety of construction services, in addition to the traditional corebusiness of post-tensioning. BBRTechnologies BBR technologies have been applied to a vast array of different structures – such as bridges, buildings, cryogenic LNG tanks, dams, marine structures,nuclear power stations, retaining walls, tanks/silos, towers, tunnels, wastewater  treatment plants, water reservoirs and wind farms.The BBR brands and trademarks – CONA, BBRV, HiAm, DINA, SWIF ... and CONNAECT – arerecognised worldwide.The BBR Network has a track record of excellence and innovation – with thousands of structures built using BBR technologies.While BBR’s history goes back over 60 years, theBBR Network is focused on constructing the future – established traditions are blendedwith the latest thinking and leading technology.  THEMAGAZINE OF THEGLOBALBBRNETWORKOFEXPERTS Treading on thin ice? BBR’s response to global warmingandothertopical themes PackagedealsinPoland How the package approach hasbenefited clients inEastern Europe  2nd Edition – 2008 OptimisingwithBBRtechnology and expertise Review of post-tensionedslab applications and advantages Energised for the future Renaissance in the nuclear sector and BBR track record Taking power to the people MRR delivers solutionsfor all types of structure BrunoValsangiacomo ChairmanBBRVT International Ltd Marcel Poser CEOBBRVT International Ltd Talking BBR  1 BRIDGES First use of BBRVT CONA CMI KULMBACHTAL BRIDGE, NEAR NABBURG, GERMANY  6 Double vision MT HENRY BRIDGE, PERTH,WESTERN AUSTRALIA  8 Croatia’s largest construction project THE RASCANEVIADUCT, CROATIA  8 Speedy construction VIADUCT OVER NALON RIVER,ASTURIAS, SPAIN  9 Taking flight BRIDGES K33A & K35A,ROISSY, FRANCE  10 Thinking ahead LAVANT BRIDGE,A2 SOUTH MOTORWAY,AUSTRIA  11 Package deals in Poland BRIDGES & FLYOVERS, POLAND  13 Place for pilgrims  JAMARAT BRIDGE ACCESS RAMPS,SAUDI ARABIA  15 ImaginativeAlliance LAWRENCE HARGRAVE DRIVEBRIDGES, NSW,AUSTRALIA  16 Bridge to the future MIDDLE BRIDGE ACROSS SUNGEI PONGGOL,SENGKANG NEWTOWN, SINGAPORE  18 BUILDINGS Optimising with BBR technologyand expertise POST-TENSIONING FOR SLABS  19 Gateway to new economic zone SUBIC BAY PORT DEVELOPMENT, LUZON ISLAND,PHILIPPINES  22 Treading on thin ice? – Anexploration of BBR’s “green”product range, along withfurther news from within theBBR Network. P11P13P1  T hrough the pages of this, the secondedition of CONNAECT, you will see thatover the past year, the Global BBR Network of Experts has delivered leading edgesolutions for some challenging projects. Very often, these have involved structures which affect thesafety and well-being of the general population – we can all be confident and take pride in theknowledge that our people have provided thevery best of the latest technology and know-howin their completion.  Without doubt, the commitment of our engineers to thedevelopment of new products has kept BBR ahead of the pack  – and produced highly satisfied clients around the world. Weare fortunate indeed to have some of the best qualified andmost dedicated construction professionals working within theBBR Network. The glue that holds us all together and drivesour success is excellent communication – we are constantly sharing information and knowledge.The Global BBR Network is truly greater than the sum of itsparts! contents P19  BUILDINGS  continued Alternative advantages PT CONDOMINIUMTRANSFER FLOOR, KUALA LUMPUR,MALAYSIA  22 Logistical goal CHANGI DISTRICENTRE, SINGAPORE  23 Complex and challenging project THE LINKS SEASIDE,WOLLONGONG, NSW,AUSTRALIA  24 Embracing PT floors PT FLOOR PROJECTS, UK   25 Graceful & awe-inspiring BRIDGEWATER PLACE, LEEDS, UK   26 New wave elegance QUEEN STREET,PORTSMOUTH,UK   27 Optimised for speed HAYES CENTRAL, MIDDLESEX, UK   28 Great and timely efforts THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE, CANBERRA,AUSTRALIA  29 Modern marvel  JUMEIRAH LAKETERRACE,DUBAI, UAE  30 Flooring successes PT FLOOR SOLUTIONS, NEW ZEALAND  31  Winning hearts and minds TUSKANAC PARKING GARAGE, ZAGREB, CROATIA  34 Impressive solution  WOOLWORTHS REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTRES,AUSTRALIA  35 Creating a new town ROUSE HILL PROJECT,AUSTRALIA  35 TANKS & SILOS Key role for grout  36 Special grouting operation FOURTH LNGTANK,CARTAGENA, SPAIN  37 Shared experience ADRIATIC LNGTERMINAL, SPAIN-ITALY  38 The Monaco challenge FLOATING BREAKWATER, SPAIN-MONACO  38 Towering success RETENUE LES BLANCHETS, LA PLAGNE, FRANCE  39 Purifying Queensland’s water   WATERTREATMENTTANKS,AUSTRALIA  40 NUCLEAR ENERGY Energised for the future RENAISSANCE INTHE NUCLEAR POWER INDUSTRY  41 STAY CABLES The ultimate stay cable system BBR HIAMSTAY CABLES  46 Teamwork on the Drava BRIDGE OVER DRAVA RIVER, PTUJ, SLOVENIA  48 Hungary’s first extradosed bridge MOTORWAY BRIDGE, LETENYE, HUNGARY  49 On track in Patna CABLE STAYED BRIDGE, CHIRAIYATAND, PATNA, INDIA  50 Foothills of the Himalayas PARVATI RIVER BRIDGE, HIMACHAL PRADESH, INDIA  52 MRR Taking power to the people TRANSMISSIONTOWER FOUNDATION UPGRADE, UPPER SOUTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND  53 Breakdown recovery  WAREHOUSE REPAIR,STARACHOWICE, POLAND  55 Concrete carbonationrepairs AIRBASE HANGAR REPAIRS, WHENUAPAI, NEW ZEALAND  56 Collaborative challenge UNDERPINNING PIER 7,MAKATOTEVIADUCT,NEW ZEALAND  57 Timely solution in live traffic BATU KITANG BRIDGE, SARAWAK, MALAYSIA  59 Upgrading dam safety ROSS RIVER DAM,TOWNSVILLE,AUSTRALIA  60 Keeping Fijian trade afloat QUEEN’S WHARF MAINTENANCE REPAIRS, LAUTOKA, FIJI  62 High performance concrete  WASTEWATER REHABILITATION, HASTINGS,NEW ZEALAND  63 Benchmark bridge BEARING REPLACEMENT, MORSHEAD OVERPASS,MELBOURNE,AUSTRALIA  64 LANDMARK STRUCTURES  Jewel of theAustrianAlps BERGISEL SKI JUMP, INNSBRUCK,AUSTRIA  65 Metamorphosis in Norway HOLMENKOLLEN SKI-JUMP, OSLO,NORWAY  67 BBRWorldwide Directory 2008  68 As the nuclear energy industry gears up for a revival,we examine the marketplace, as well as the productsand expertise within the BBR Network. P41 Review of the BBR CONAHiAm system – including alook at cable dampingmitigation measures. P23 BBR Contech’s award-winning project strengthenedpower transmission towersin challenging terrain on NewZealand’s South Island. P53P67P38 contents continued  P46
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