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Alta River Oaks

Houston, Texas

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.

The Challenges

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.

The Solution

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.


The Facts

Project Name
Alta River Oaks
Houston, Texas
Type of structure
Garage / Residential Apartments
General Contractor
Wood Partners
Concrete Contractor
Building Concrete Solutions
EDI International
Wood Partners
Construction time
4 months for the concrete structure
Construction Started
July 2019
Estimated Completion
Fall/Winter 2020

Building data

11-foot typical ceiling heights
3 Elevated Concrete Slabs
Cycle time
4 days
Square feet
Approximately 100,000 square feet per floor