Engineering Capabilities


The Moshe Aviv Tower

Israel's tallest skyscraper at 252 meters: 69 above-ground floors and seven additional underground floors. The tower's foundation is reinforced concrete, and it is one of the world's tallest concrete structures. The tower is stable, rigid, and durable.

  • Air supply using a VAV system (Variable Air Volume) — The tower's air conditioning system is located at its center and supplies treated, filtered, and cooled air adapted to the user's needs.
  • Barge — the tower’s foundation is a "barge" — a raft-like foundation where cement is poured under groundwater level and pre-stressed. This solution of building the tower on a barge is designed to address unique conditions and provide resistance to earthquakes. The concrete was poured in one continuous, 36-hour-long process.

The Assuta Medical Center

The company was in charge of building the Assuta Medical Center, Israel's largest and most advanced private hospital.

The medical center has an unusual architectural design in the shape of an inverted trapezoid. The complexity in constructing the medical center lies in the combination and coordination of complex air-conditioning and filtering systems, water and medical gas systems, creating enormous protected spaces for operating rooms, and medical functions such as intensive care units.

  • The outer walls are made of massive concrete [40 cm (15.7 inches) thick] using spatial geometry that juxtaposes inclined and diagonal walls.
  • The building features an 18-meter (60-foot) high atrium that incorporates a glass screen wall with especially wide lights and without the use of mullions.

 

Via Maris — seawater desalination plant

The company is in charge of building the desalination plant, capable of processing up to 30 million m3 (1060 million cubic feet) of seawater annually. During the plant's construction, the following technologies were utilized:

  • Digging a pumping hole and a centralizing hole underneath groundwater level. A 500 meter (1,640 foot) long pipeline was built between two points by inserting 250 cm-wide iron pipe, with surveyors and specialized equipment charting the direction of the pipeline.
  • The concrete works and the type of concrete used provided unique solutions for protecting the iron from water, corrosion, and sealing.
  • A top-down method was used in order to shorten the schedule due to land constraints, an inability to use ground anchors, etc.
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