Deutsches Haus in Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city in Vietnam, is a symbol of the strategic partnership between Vietnam and Germany. It will be the official residence of the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, as well as the economic and cultural focal point for German companies and institutions in Vietnam.
The 25-story office building with an area of about 30,000 square meters is scheduled to be completed in 2017. Work on the foundations was carried out by Bauer Vietnam Ltd., the local subsidiary of Bauer Spezialtiefbau GmbH, from November 2014 to April 2015.
Bauer Vietnam constructed an 800 millimeter thick and 45 meter deep diaphragm wall using a mechanical grab; a secant pile wall with a diameter of 880 millimeters and a depth of up to 33 meters was simultaneously constructed adjacent to the existing Kumho Tower and the Intercontinental Residence Building. The work also included the construction of eight bored piles with diameters of 1,500 millimeters and 39 grouted piles with diameters of 2,000 millimeters – all between 60 and 80 meters long – including kingposts for a semi-top-down construction. A Bauer BG 28 and Bauer BG 40 were used for the secant pile wall construction, and a Bauer BG 40 was used to construct the grouted bored piles.
Due to the tight deadline, the bored piles were constructed simultaneously with the secant pile wall and the diaphragm wall. To minimize noise and disturbance to residents in the neighboring buildings, drilling works were carried out during the day and concreting at night. Owing to the restrictions on heavy traffic movement within the city, deliveries could be made only at night, which, however, did not affect the project schedule Bauer Vietnam completed the work within the planned time frame without any problem.
Source: Bauer Group
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