Building Luxury Apartments with Superdek
A new luxury residential midrise community – Alta River Oaks – is in the highly affluent River Oaks area of Houston, Texas. Alta River Oaks is a subtle blend of modern sophistication and high-end luxury. The development has a total of 364 units in a mix of 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom floor plans with a cast-in-place apartment.
At the Alta River Oaks apartments there was limited access to get material out of the first level basement.
Levels 2 and 3 had an area of about 100,000 square feet to be formed. Concrete Contractor, Building Concrete Solutions needed a shoring system that would enable increased productivity.
Building Concrete Solution’s formwork manager wanted to try out the new Superdek grid system from Doka.
Superdek is a simple handset drop head slab formwork system with large grid / prop spacing ― up to 8x8-feet. With interlocking joists and stringers, and a unique slab edge forming solution, it provided increased productivity with less labor and maximum safety. There was a maximum flexibility in standard lengths, faster production with less material, and the Superdek drop head allowed for early removal of joists and stringers for faster cycling to the next area.