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The Estates at Acqualina

Sunny Isles Beach, Florida

From Customer Challenge to Concept to Reality = Innovation

Acqualina which will feature 45,000 square feet of unprecedented amenities certain to provide a unique experience for everyone. Villa Acqualina will include a fitness center and wellness spa, a world-renowned 10,000-square-foot 5-star restaurant and Circus Maximus which is a full floor of amenities including a Formula-1 simulator, an ice skating rink with a mural of the ocean, 4 bowling lanes, golf simulator, movie theater, billiard room, kid’s play room and Wall Street trader’s club room. The Estates at Acqualina will also feature 6 pools – a rooftop social pool, lap pool with spas, infinity-edge pool overlooking the stunning ocean, zero-entry kid’s pool, kid’s pool with water slides and a FlowRider pool, soccer field, Bocce court, running path, dog park, basketball court and volleyball court. The Estates at Acqualina amenities are certain to impress everyone.

Construction is underway on both 50-story towers of the $1.6 billion project at 17901 Collins Avenue. In October 2018, developer, Trump Group, signed a $600 million contract with Coastal Construction to complete both towers and the amenity villa of The Estates at Acqualina, ranking as the largest contract for a condominium project in South Florida.

1st of it’s kind construction solution

Concrete contractor R&S South challenged Doka to come up with a solution that would combine the safety of Doka’s protection screen, with the speed of Doka Truss Tables. The Doka engineering and operations team from the South East came up with a unique solution, used for the first time that would make this possible. What started out as a concept quickly turned into a mock up at the doka branch office in Atlanta, Ga. In turn this brought the customers wishes into reality by incorporating protections screens directly on Truss tables overall an effective and safe solution plus a victorious team effort for all involved.

The customer requested that Doka pre-assembled not only the protection screens but also the Doka truss segments and the truss table tops and ship them to site in order to speed up the process. This set off a complete team effort with a lot of co-ordination between our customer and our team. It was an all hands on deck that required thousands of not only working dwgs but also pre-assembly dwgs from engineering in order to keep our pre-assembly team meeting the timely needs of the project.

Doka Protection Screen Xclimb 60 with frame enclosure Xbright with mesh inlay were used on the two levels below the working level in order to provide the additional protection required on the non-active levels were incorporated outriggers into the design in order to maximize access to all floors.

The protection screens provided an enclosure around the Truss tables enabling all work to be carried out in complete safety, protecting not only the personnel working below but also the two adjacent properties, which was a pre-requisite by the projects owner. Additional formwork in use includes Frami wall formwork to form the architectural arches that are visible on this project. Doka 10k shoring was used to support and pour the architectural arches on the façade of the towers providing a smooth concrete finish. For the garage area, Dokamatic Tables, and single-side wall formwork was used on the basement walls, along with Frami column formwork.

“Dokas formwork helped expeditie our work giving us not only an economical and productive formwork system but a complete safety solution enveloping our work with a rail climbing screen”, stated John Longarini, Project Manager, R&S South Inc. Construction is slated to be completed by end of 2020.


The Facts

Project Name
The Estates at Acqualina
17901 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, FL
Concrete Contractor
R&S South Inc.
General Contractor
Coastal Construction
Rafael Portuondo
Trump Group
Type of structure
two, 50-story luxury condo towers, dubbed 777 Via Acqualina and 888 Via Acqualina
Each tower is 50 stories
Sq. Ft
22k per level on south tower typical levels and 16k sq ft on north tower per typical level. 1 floor per 4 days