ABU DHABI, UAE, November 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Gulf Precast Concrete Company LLC, the largest precast manufacturer in the United Arab Emirates, announced the achievement of a key construction milestone ahead of programme, with the completion of the Villas' Precast Works of Village 2 (1059 villas) at Al Falah Community Development. In parallel, the precast works in Village 3 (1010 villas) is well under progress with 60% completed.
Al Falah Community is a 12.5 million square metre master planned development, located to the east of the Abu Dhabi International Airport. The project is developed by Al Dar Properties and forms part of The Emirati Family Housing Programme, a wider Government initiative launched by the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council to create more social housing for the local population.
Gulf Precast has spent over 8 million man hours since work started from June 2010 and over 280,000 cubic meter of concrete has been poured up to date, for one of the largest housing projects being developed in the region.
Undertaken by Gulf Precast is the precast superstructure works of 2069 villas forming Village 2 and Village 3 for the total of "5 villages - 4857 villas" development, as well as 280 kilometers of boundary wall and several electrical substations. The construction involves more than 50 mobile cranes to install the villas at a rate of 5 villas per day. The required precast concrete elements are manufactured and delivered from seven different Gulf Precast production plants.
Elias Seraphim, CEO of Gulf Precast announced: "We are pleased to be part of this strategic project that forms an integral part of Abu Dhabi's Government 2030 Vision and to have yet again completed another key milestone. Despite the challenging nature of the project the works are progressing well and ahead of schedule."
The project features 18 different types of villas ranging from 3 to 5 bedrooms of different styles. When the project is completed, Gulf Precast would have manufactured and installed:
119,495 structural precast elements
153,254 structural hollow core slabs
33,905 decorative precast elements
66,660 decorative Glass-fibre Reinforced Concrete (GRC) elements
21,098 precast shaft covers
280 km of precast boundary walls
"This is indeed an exciting accomplishment by Gulf Precast team and a major milestone for the project. We are very committed to complete the project successfully and are thrilled by the prospects of future housing projects in the region" stated Dr. Daniele Pfeffer, Chief Operating Officer of Gulf Precast.
Contact: Dr. Daniele Pfeffer, +971-2-550-20-44
SOURCE Gulf Precast