In Burnaby, British Columbia, just outside of Vancouver, Station Square has been designed for the future. The development—to be completed in 3 phases—includes five planned multiuse condominium towers (and a pedestrian streetscape) that connect residents to amenities, retail, public plazas and transportation to encourage a cohesive, walkable community. When all five towers are completed, Station Square will house 2,000 residences, 150,000 sq. ft. of office space and 330,000 sq. ft. of restaurants, retail and services. The inaugural tower sold out in two days. In 2015, residents moved into that first tower while construction began on the next two towers (Phase 2). Scheduled to be completed during spring 2017, the 2-tower project is currently 3 months ahead of schedule, thanks to Doka’s preassembly formwork systems that help streamline vertical concrete construction processes.
- Not permitted to assemble formwork onsite, due to site logistics.
- The Top 50 large-area formwork system was preassembled at the contractor’s yard and shipped to the project site to accommodate the location‘s space limitations. Using preassembled formwork also sped construction by enabling immediate use of equipment and materials once they arrived onsite.
- Framax Xlife can be prebuilt offsite and then flown in place with just one crane pick to provide both space and time savings at the site.
- The contractor owns Frami formwork and has several years of experience using Doka systems. This familiarity with the formwork resulted in the Two Pillars crew working more efficiently, to the point that they are an estimated 3 months ahead of schedule.
- The Eurex family of adjustable steel formwork props feature high load capacity to provide sturdy support on the site.