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Dextra’s Quarterly Newsletter: Connection #13

The new International Airport for Mexico City is building on Dextra solutions

Mexico City’s new International Airport was designed by Sir Norman Foster and launched in 2014. It is located to the East of Mexico’s capital and aims to provide the city with a new state-of-the-art air transportation hub. The project consists of an X-shaped terminal with a targeted annual capacity of 68 million passengers, 3 runways, and the control tower.

For this the largest infrastructure project in Latin America, Dextra is supplying Bartec Rebar Couplers. These are used in the foundations of the terminal building (contractor ICA), the transport building (contractor Sacyr) and the control tower (contractor Aldesa).

Bartec couplers, often preferred in seismic areas such as Mexico, substitute the overlap on all size ASTM #12 (equivalent 38 mm) rebar. On such large diameters, it is both faster and cheaper to connect bars with couplers rather than traditional overlap splicing.

Dextra is currently providing Mexico Airport with 10 sets of Bartec equipment (a total of 30 machines, with each set delivered in a container). This setup is being supported by our local after-sales team which is training the machine operators and maintaining the equipment to achieve maximum productivity.

Unitec couplers connect rebar without threads

Off-the-shelf solution can save time when lapping issues occur

Yangon’s new Landmark

The Peninsula/Landmark complex is Dextra’s largest ever project in Myanmar

The Landmark Development is a new luxury mixed-use complex located in downtown Yangon, the economic capital of Myanmar. The project will include a shopping center, offices, residences and a 5-star hotel of the Peninsula chain. With its innovative architecture, it is set to become the city’s newest landmark.

For this ambitious project, the contractor joint-venture of Bouygues-Dragages, Yoma and Taisei chose Bartec® for the reinforcement connections. Dextra Bartec® is a Type-2 splice solution, fit for large structures in seismic countries such as Myanmar.

The couplers are currently being installed in the foundation of both the old Burma Railway Building, which dates from 1896 and will become the Peninsula Hotel, and the new complex.

Giant compression struts installed in Abu Dhabi

The 60cm-diameter elements are the largest in Dextra range.

Al Maryah Island is dubbed “the Manhattan of the Middle East”. Its location as well as its breathtaking architecture contain the essence of ultra-luxury living in Abu Dhabi and the Middle East. Maryah Plaza is the most recent mixed-use development project on the island. It consists of 4 towers, one of which is a 5-star hotel.

Dextra supplied made-to-order compression struts of 20mm thick steel to contractor Al Fara’a Steel Structures. They are used to support the structure on the podium level.

Save the date! Dextra will be exhibiting at the World Tunnel Congress Dubai 2018, the main annual event of the tunneling industry worldwide.

In February, Dextra Middle East celebrated 15 years of innovative operations in Dubai. As our first entity in the Gulf region, DME is a leader in technical solutions for the construction sector. Our past projects include Dubai International Airport, Mecca Mataf Expansion, and Mega Reservoirs in Qatar. Currently, we are working on Jeddah Tower, Kuwait International Airport and many more outstanding projects.

We look forward to the challenges to come and thank all business partners who have trusted Dextra throughout the years.

Precast building in Singapore with Groutec anchors

The 7-storey car servicing building at 2 Kung Chong Road in Singapore was built by Zhengda Corporation Pte Ltd. using precast technology which allows for faster construction cycles. The precast elements were produced by the Malaysian precaster Eastern Pretech.

Dextra supplied approximately 6,000 Groutec couplers embedded into shear walls and column elements, reducing the assembly time of the structure.

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