Construction of Concrete Cistern to Increase Storage
In 2020, the Aguas del Colorado SAPEM company started the bidding process for the construction of a cistern to increase the storage capacity of drinking water in the city of Santa Rosa, the capital of La Pampa province. This project was awarded to ECOP Construcciones who contacted EFCO because of their versatile products and expertise in the construction of tanks. Having these qualities on their side enabled ECOP Construcciones to meet a variety of forming requirements and find the best shoring equipment and forming solution.
Curved Concrete Cistern Tank Wall Construction
The project consists of a 116′-6″ (35.5 m) diameter concrete cistern with 20′ (6 m) high circular walls, divided in its interior by five straight partitions and closed by a 8″ (20 cm) thick roof slab with a capacity to hold 1.3 million gallons (5 million liters) of potable water. It was scheduled to be built in a period of eight months. With an estimated investment of US$ 1 million (AR$ 94 million), this project will significantly increase the city’s potable water reserve capacity.
Reliable Formwork Used In Construction
For the construction of this project, ECOP secured EFCO as a reliable formwork partner. The comprehensive and practical experience provided by EFCO Sales, Engineering and Field service made EFCO the trustworthy solution for the project.
Concrete Wall Form System
EFCO’s handset steel formwork, the HAND-E-FORM® system, was used to form the straight interior concrete wall partitions.
Round Column Construction | Concrete Wall Forms
EFCO’s Round Column® system was used to form the circular columns. Then the flexible formwork system, REDI-RADIUS®, was used to achieve a perfect curvature and excellent finish of the exterior walls. This, together with the practicality of assembly and cycling, makes REDI-RADIUS the ideal system for circular walls.
Shoring Equipment | Formwork For Concrete Slab
The high-capacity aluminum E-Z DECK® system, with its heavy-duty shoring post, was used in shoring the concrete slab on top of the E-Z DECK Shoring equipment. This shoring equipment is available for rental or sale. Contact your local EFCO Specialist near you.
Good Teamwork Makes The Project A Success
This was the first time ECOP had partnered with EFCO and, due to the excellent teamwork between both sides, the project could be completed in the scheduled time and with very satisfying results. ◊