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Video: Sultan Qaboos Mosque in Nizwa

Record breaking shoring supports Sultan Qaboos Mosque construction

The new $64mn landmark Sultan Qaboos Mosque in Nizwa, being constructed by Carillion Alawi, is the first building in Oman to combine the strength of Alshor Plus and Rapidshor equipment to create huge RMD Kwikform record-breaking shoring towers.

The towers have been erected in some parts of the structure up to 43m tall, to support the casting of the dome, concrete slabs and beams, making up the main areas in the new Sultan Qaboos Mosque, funded by the Oman government.

The vast scale of the project required RMD Kwikform to deliver over 1,200 tonnes of equipment to the Carillion Alawi site, which is 150km south west of Muscat.

Faced with a change in programme sequencing, which required both beams and slabs to be cast at the same time, engineers from RMD Kwikform designed an innovative solution to erect a run of Rapidshor shoring support inside the previously erected Alshor Plus birdcage, specified for the initial works.

By combining the strengths of Alshor Plus and Rapidshor, Carillion Alawi was able to cope with the increased loading of the slab and beams construction sequencing, optimising the construction cycle for the project.

Below is the video showing how the work has been completed so far.

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