Showcasing Super Service in Southern Lima
Triumphs & Challenges for LurÍn Bridge Reconstruction
The Lurín Bridge accommodates over 30,000 vehicles daily, connecting the city center to the beach towns in southern Lima. 3F Constructora E.I.R.L was awarded the contract for reconstructing the bridge to facilitate the increased traffic flow. The initial design used precast beams, but due to an unforeseen issue on-site, the original beams were not able to be used. A new design was developed with only 25 days remaining before traffic resumed on the bridge.
EFCO Provides Quick Solution
3F Constructora partnered with EFCO, using the lightweight E-Z DECK® system and SUPER STUD® towers to support and stabilize the jobsite-built beam formwork. The work platform had to accommodate varying grade changes ranging from 1500 mm to 4780 mm (5′ to 15′-8 1/4″) and span over the Rio Lurín. With a secure work platform, 3F Constructora could secure the beams to prevent any overturning while installing the slab formwork.
Bridge Slab Support Ensures Stability
Z-BEAMS,® E-BEAMS,® and Strong Arm Hangers were used to support the concrete slab efficiently. Utilizing the strength of E-BEAMS, EFCO engineers were able to design the support of the 200 mm (8″) thick slab with E-BEAMS at 500 mm (20″) centers, reducing material and labor. Hanging Z-BEAM and E-BEAM work decks allowed the cast-in-place diaphragms to be placed with the bridge deck formwork.
Why 3F Constructora Chose EFCO
Swift Solutions, Super Service & Collaborative Success
The quick delivery of the E-Z DECK® system and supporting components such as SUPER STUD, Z-BEAMS, E-BEAMS, and Strong Arm Hangers played a crucial role in successfully meeting the deadline while upholding safety and efficiency standards. The seamless and efficient collaboration between EFCO’s engineering and service teams prevented costly delays for the contractor and the project owner. EFCO demonstrated its commitment to Quality products and Super Service, embodying our core values and providing the lowest in-place concrete cost.
We contacted EFCO to provide us with formwork and shoring alternatives for the Lurín Bridge project. EFCO recommended the E-Z DECK shoring system. With their advice on solutions and in the field, we overcame impasses that occurred during construction and delivered the work according to the deadlines committed to our client.
Oscar Navarro, Job Engineer
Contact our PERU office today!
Edificio Empresarial Nuevo Trigal,
Calle Los Antares Nº320, Torre B,
Oficina 703, Urb. La Alborada
Santiago de Surco, Lima – Peru
Phone: (51-01) 613-8700
3F Constructora TEAM
Juan Aiquipa, Resident Engineer
Oscar Navarro Palacios, Job Engineer
EFCO FORMWORK SPECIALISTS–PERU
Rodolfo Quesquén, Territory Manager
Christian Arteaga, Field Supervisor
Daniel Fernandez, District Engineer