Mota Engil - South Africa
Quadrante and Mota-Engil tendered as a partnership to build a shopping mall in Johannesburg. This is a large-sized construction – approximately 350,000 m² of flooring. Because of the short dead-line and the facilities available on site, it was decided to implement an entirely pre-cast solution. The solution adopted was similar to others already developed by Quadrante in Brazil and this way it was possible for Mota-Engil to win the tender for the work. The equipment was purchased in Brazil and enabled on-site pre-fabrication. The flooring solution consisted of slabs made up of prestressed hollow-core boards supported on continuous pi beams over the columns.
The pi beams can easily establish continuity in the supports without the interruption of a column, since each of the members of the beam is on each side of the column.