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Togg factory’s 160,000 square meter floor is made of recyclable ABS Plus disposable formwork!

ABS Yapı announced that the ground-raising phase of Turkey’s first domestic electric car Togg’s factory built in Gemlik has come to an end in all areas. In the statement made by the company, “The natural ground throughout the facility was raised in the most economical and fastest way thanks to the reinforced concrete raised floor constructed using ABS Plus Disposable Formworks made of recycled plastic.”

The construction activities of Togg, Turkey’s first domestic electric car, which will be built on an open area of approximately 1 million 200 thousand square meters in Gemlik, Bursa, are about to be completed. On October 29, 2022, the first car is planned to roll off the line. ABS Yapı, which is involved in the construction activities of the factory, using ABS Plus Filling Disposable Formworks, announced that the ground-raising phase of the factory has come to an end with the recently added R&D building. ABS Yapı General Manager Okan Cüntay made the following assessment on the subject: “The land on which the Gemlik factory of Togg, Turkey’s most prestigious industrial project, will be built is ideally located in terms of location, but the building foundations required ground improvement and the ground level on the raft foundation had to be raised against possible flooding. When such upgrades are made with natural materials suitable for compaction, such as crushed stone and sand, they create serious time and cost losses. In addition, the weight of the backfill material increases the ground improvement costs even more. In the project, we brought speed and cost savings to the project with the reinforced concrete raised slab constructed using the ABS Filling Disposable Formworks that we introduced to the construction sector during the floor elevation phase. At the same time, thanks to the column, arch and dome structure formed by the disposable formworks by shaping the concrete, we were able to completely eliminate the risks of settlement, cracking and fracture that may occur over time.”

Used over 160 thousand square meters

Stating that ABS Disposable Formworks were used in an area exceeding 160 thousand square meters to construct the factory’s reinforced concrete raised slabs, Okan Cüntay said, “Disposable molds made of recyclable plastic material allow the creation of reinforced concrete raised slabs up to 300 cm in all kinds of structures, thus allowing light, fast, easy and economical filling. We are honored to bring ABS Backfill Disposable Formworks, the first domestic product group with National Technical Approval Certificate and G Mark, to Turkey’s most prestigious project.”

A safe and economical ground was created

Okan Cüntay, General Manager of ABS Yapı, gave the following information about the gains of raising the floor with the reinforced concrete raised slab technique constructed using disposable molds: “During the project phase, construction parameters were determined by conducting comprehensive survey studies lasting approximately 6 months, and then these findings were confirmed by laboratory tests of technical universities. Within the scope of the studies, the filling volume required for a total area of 160,000 square meters was reduced from 22,000 trucks to only 240 trucks of disposable formwork. The loads on the ground improvement and raft foundation were reduced from 4,200 kg to 700 kg per square meter. This minimized the loads on the foundation. The duration of activities expected to take 16,000 man-days compared to conventional backfilling was reduced to one thousand man-days, resulting in a huge time saving. The sum of these advantages resulted in significant economic savings compared to backfilling with materials. Turkey’s first domestic electric car has gained a safe and economical ground.”

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