Buildings and stadiums are structures subject to high loading elements that need to be stable and durable while offering a pleasing and/or convenient design. They require the expertise of a design, construction and maintenance specialist like VSL, who offers a diverse range of solutions meeting this requirement, and which can be combined to create bespoke packages or applied as standalone services.

Ground Investigation

Ahead of a construction project, it is vital to investigate and assess the ground properties in order to locate faults, groundwater and large fissures with soft infill materials. This information is crucial for a successful project execution as it dictates the choice of methods, the programme, the resources needed and the project costs. Ground investigation is especially important to guarantee solid foundations of structures subject to high loading such as tower buildings.

Ground improvement for building construction

The improvement of ground properties guarantees solid foundations and therefore, improved stability, durability, and increased success of construction works. Ground improvement also reduces the cost of foundation works.

Ground improvement methods include:

  • Soil consolidation techniques such as grouting, jet grouting, vibro-compaction, stone columns, soil mixing
  • Environmental protection such as slurry walls and curtain grout
  • Temporary consolidation such as curtain wall by ground freezing
  • Dewatering
  • Drainage and preloading to consolidate compressive soils
  • Deep foundations

    By transferring loads deep into the ground to competent soils or rock, these structural elements improve the stability and durability of buildings.

    Ground Anchors

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    A cost-efficient and high-performance technology for projects, such as building construction, in need of temporary and permanent stabilisation solutions. Temporary ground anchors offer slope stabilisation during excavation works. As a permanent solution, they ensure stability of the facility by allowing the transfer of the structure’s load into the ground.

    Post-tensioning for building construction

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    Torre MahaNakhon, Tailandia – Edificio postensado

    Maison de l’Ecriture Jan Michalski, Suiza – Edificio postensado

    SportsHub, Singapur – Edificio postensado

    Torre Capital Gate (ADNEC), Abu Dabi – Edificio postensado

    An active structural reinforcement method used to optimise the design of buildings. It allows for design flexibility and an overall improvement of durability. Post-tensioning can also offers significant savings through a reduction of required construction materials and shorter construction time.


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    The use of bearings in building construction increases the load-bearing capacity of the structure, hence its durability. It is therefore highly recommended for heavy and high-rise buildings.

    Heavy lifting for building construction

    Merdeka PNB 118, Kuala Lumpur, Malasia

    Hotel Marina Bay Sands, Singapur

    Hotel Address Sky View, Emiratos Árabes Unidos

    Serebryany Bor, Rusia

    Torres Petronas, Malasia

    A range of techniques to handle heavy loads − including the lifting, lowering, tilting and sliding of a building or stadium components − that allow for alternative construction methods compared with standard in-situ or crane. These bespoke techniques are designed to meet each project’s requirements and offer an increased opportunity for creativity, scale and speed of construction.

    Seismic protection and vibration control

    A range of dampening solutions optimising structural strength and resistance to seismic and wind loading elements, hence enhancing the durability and safety of buildings.

    As soon as it is built, your building enters a long-term life cycle with evolving needs and regular preservation, repairs and upgrading requirements.
    Discover how to preserve your asset

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