Friday, 27 April 2018
With these lines we intend to clarify two similar concepts that tend to be confused in our sector: precasting/prefabrication and industrialization.
If we look up the term "prefabrication" in the Cambridge Dictionary, we are referred to the verb "prefabricate", whose definition is: "Manufacture sections of (a building or piece of furniture) to enable quick assembly on site". Furthermore, we can also use the adjectives “prefabricated”, “prefab” or “precast” for structures or elements that are manufactured in this way.
Therefore, when we carry out a precast construction project, in the final location we only perform the assembly of the previously manufactured pieces. Obviously, there may be projects with a higher or lower degree of precasting, and this degree of precasting is inversely proportional to the waste generated on site: the more waste, the less prefabrication.
Friday, 20 April 2018
Pacadar begins the assembly of precast elements for the Johan Cruyff Stadium (Miniestadi, meaning in English "Mini Stadium"), for F.C. Barcelona.
The Construction Company responsible for the Project is COMSA, which has contracted PACADAR for the production and assembly of the precast concrete elements that make up the Project (Columns, Beams, Grandstands, Raker Beams, Stairs, Hollow-core Slabs, etc.).
Friday, 13 April 2018
At the end of last year, Pacadar sealed its commitment with the joint venture Ferrovial Agromán-Laing O’Rourke for the manufacture of the rings that will make up the lining for the central section of the Thames Tideway Tunnel. With its 12.7 km in length, it is the longest section in this sewerage infrastructure for the British capital.
The lining configuration will be made up of 7,044 rings with a total precast concrete volume of 114,000 m3 and manufacturing started early this year. Once the ramp up period is completed, PACADAR U.K. is manufacturing an average rate of 15 rings a day.
Friday, 06 April 2018
Pacadar supplies precast beams for the Malaga metro in the frame of the construction of the track infrastructure and superstructure for lines 1 and 2, in the section: Guadalmedina – Atarazanas. The project has the particular feature that it is carried out in two phases.
The construction company responsible for the project is the joint venture Metro Atarazanas, formed by the companies Sando and Acciona, and which has obtained the certification of Technological Innovation in R+D+i for the design of a construction method that safeguards the archaeological remains found.
Wednesday, 21 February 2018
During this month of February 2018, PACADAR will supply the 112 precast concrete box girders that make up the order placed by OHL Construcción for the flyovers of the Spanish highway SE-40, in Seville.
These 112 box girders, with a length from 21 to 37 and weighing between 100 and 200 tonnes, will form the new sub-section, kilometre point 4+100 to kilometre point 8+140, of the highway SE-40 East sector, corresponding to the section of Alcalá de Guadaira (A-376) - Dos Hermanas (A-4).
Wednesday, 21 February 2018
PACADAR begins the supply of large precast BOX girders for the project “Airport - Tarajalejo - Morro Jable Corridor. Section: Costa Calma – Pecenescal” on the island of Fuerteventura.
These beams of 35 m in length and 160 T in weight, corresponding to the structure "Pecenescal Viaduct" of the project mentioned, have been manufactured by PACADAR at its factory in Utrera (Seville), and then transported by road to the port of Cadiz, where they were shipped to Fuerteventura.
Tuesday, 09 January 2018
On 25th November, the WindEurope Conference & Exhibition 2017 was held in Amsterdam, attracting the major players of the wind sector in the European market.
PACADAR-ECOVENTIA participated in the event by presenting our technology of concrete wind towers, designed for great heights (>120-170m) and which are increasingly in demand.
PACADAR's tower systems are patented and certified by TÜV Nord. They provide highly competitive advantages and are adaptable to any requirements of turbine technologies in the market.
Tuesday, 26 December 2017
The Big 5 was held in Dubai World Trade Centre from November 26th to 29th. This is the largest construction event in the Middle East, whose 2016 edition attracted around 70,000 visitors and 2,000 exhibitors. In this occasion, the DWTC halls were full and we enjoyed a fantastic atmosphere. This edition was focused on Saudi Products, and so there was a great presence of institutions and companies from this country. The Big 5 is probably the major meeting point for the whole construction sector in the Middle East, with suppliers of all nationalities that fuel this sector. The organizers have decided to split the event and organize a brand new exhibition called Big 5 Heavy, which covers the sectors of Road Construction, Mining and Quarrying, Foundations and Geotechnics, Construction Equipment and the Middle East Concrete trade show.
Monday, 18 December 2017
Over the week from 20th to 24th November, PACADAR participated in the business mission to Japan and South Korea organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Madrid in cooperation with the Spanish Trade Office in Tokyo and Seoul.
Friday, 24 November 2017
PACADAR Group consolidates its growth and commitment to the Australian market by opening its own Australian brand under the name of PACADAR PACIFIC. After several years developing the Australian market and increasing its visibility in the sector, the Group has made the decision to have its own subsidiary in Australia with the purpose of addressing with greater strength all the major infrastructure projects which are currently being developed in the country, such us the Sydney Metro or Melbourne Metro. This opening is also part of the process with Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), the New South Wales state government agency overseeing public infrastructures, for the prequalification as a C2 specialist precast manufacturer, in which PACADAR is involved and about to submit the final documentation.
Tuesday, 14 November 2017
In May 2016, Pacadar started the works in the Spanish highway SE-40, kilometre point 0+000 to 4+100.
At the request of OHL Construcción, Pacadar manufactures for this elevated road section, which has a deck of up to 23 meters wide in each direction, precast box girders with lengths ranging from 17 to 32 meters and weights from 70 to 100 tons, as well as lattice girder floors including slabs.
Friday, 03 November 2017
On 23rd-25th October, Pacadar Group sent two representatives to Los Angeles to participate in the Spain Southern California Investment Summit, organized by ICEX, the Spanish office for the promotion of international trade activity. José Luis Dominguez and Kevin Sullivan traveled from Madrid to meet with leaders of local institutions interested in showing off the growth and infrastructures plans for the city of Los Angeles, the United States’ second most populated city, and for the greater Southern California region.
Monday, 30 October 2017
We have been working in Panama for more than 5 years. We started with Panama City Metro Line 1 and we are currently working on Line 2. Throughout this period, we have met the needs of the consortium Consorcio Línea 2 del Metro de Panamá for the precast concrete structures in this project. Therefore, we would like to CONGRATULATE the entire team ivolved in this project for reaching the BEAM NUMBER 1,000 in Line 2 to this day. We are certain that we will continue to fulfill the goals of this project and all those still to come.
Tuesday, 03 October 2017
On 11 September 2017, within the process of understanding and deepening the knowledge about business, contractual and manufacturing practices in the United Kingdom, PACADAR held at its premises in Madrid a training session focused on improving the understanding and management of NEC3 contracts.
Tuesday, 25 July 2017
PACADAR UK has opened the doors of its new plant for precast concrete elements located in the Isle of Grain, thus continuing its international expansion with this new factory in the United Kingdom, which joins the facilities already existing in Panama, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Chile and Kuwait.