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RSG completes raft foundation of Dubai residential project

RSG International completed the raft foundation of its Burj Sabah residential project in Jumeirah Village Circle using 3,400 cubic metres of concrete and 640 tonnes of steel

Raj Sahni is the owner and chairman of RSG International.
Raj Sahni is the owner and chairman of RSG International.

Dubai-headquartered property developer, RSG International, has completed the casting of the reinforced concrete raft foundation of its Burj Sabah residential project.

Raj Sahni, owner and chairman of RSG International, told Construction Week that the foundation was cast on 22 September, 2017.

He explained that because the process involved 3,400m3 of concrete and 640t of steel, and had to be carried out in one go, it had to be done on a holiday.

“All the logistics and resources were planned well by the construction team, [consisting of] Al Asri Engineering Consultant and Team Engineering Enterprises, to ensure the continuous supply of concrete,” said Sahni.

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He added: “The planning included arranging [for a] massive number of concrete mixers to move from the concrete plant to the site. Accordingly, it was planned on a vacation day to avoid traffic difficulties.”

According to Sahni, all works were carried out and completed within 24 hours, commencing at 8:00am on 21 September and concluding at 8:00am the next day.

“At certain periods, there were around 12 concrete mixers in a queue, waiting for the site laboratory tests to be applied, [so they could] proceed to the pumps and empty their load of concrete,” he revealed, adding that the total cost of the raft amounted to $953,000 (AED3.5m).

More than 120 workers, masons, and helpers worked on two shifts until completion, and 15 engineers and administrators were present during the casting, said Sahni.

Burj Sabah is a 19-storey building that features a modern take on Arabic and Mediterranean architecture. Located in Dubai’s Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC) and consisting of 89 studio units, as well as 113 one-bedroom and 26 two-bedroom apartments, it is expected to be ready for handover in December 2018.

Check out the full interview with Raj Sahni in Construction Week issue 671, to be published on Saturday, 7 October.

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