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.
Alta River Oaks
Type of structure
Garage / Residential Apartments
Building Concrete Solutions
4 months for the concrete structure
11-foot typical ceiling heights
3 Elevated Concrete Slabs
Approximately 100,000 square feet per floor