Reconstruction of locomotive shed: Concreting the rear foundation (September 2019 to January 2020)

The reinforcement was calculated by our structural engineer and bent by our steel construction partner. The installation is carried out on site according to the installation plan. The thorough monitoring of the work process by at least one observer per worker is a natural part of our quality assurance.

After the reinforcement has been placed correctly, the formwork for the concrete work has to be made. For cost reasons and because the shape of the existing foundation has to be taken over, only the production of the formwork on site in timber construction is possible.

When aligning the formwork, special attention must be paid to the height in order to be able to lay the tracks correctly later. The reinforcement is then aligned with the formwork so that the required concrete cover is achieved everywhere and the new foundation is permanently durable. Empty pipes are provided to penetrate the foundation for the later introduction of supply and disposal lines into the locomotive shed.

The highlight of the work was the pouring of the concrete on 21 December 2019. Approximately 10 cubic metres of concrete were used during the three-hour operation. Two truck mixers were used for delivery, which drove to the construction site one after the other. After the concrete had been poured, it was compacted and the surface was stripped and reworked.

We would like to thank the following companies for their support:

Hofmann-Rieg Stahlhandel, Darmstadt (fabrication and delivery of the reinforcement)
Waibel KG, Gernsheim (delivery of the concrete)

The new year begins with the stripping of the formwork. The formwork is then dismantled, the formwork timber is cleaned and stored for reuse.

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