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ABS Plus Disposable Formwork, which received the Innovative Product of the Year award at the Golden Plumb International Building Catalog 2020 Awards, was chosen by Yapı Merkezi as the lightweight filling method in the Galataport Istanbul project, which is under construction in Karaköy, Bosporus.

The entire terrace floor was designed with hard surface landscape areas, including in and around decorative pools. Since these areas can be used for exhibition purposes as well, they had to have a high load bearing capacity, not to impose additional load on the building, and the mechanical, electrical and plumbing installations to be used in the pools and landscaping areas had to be reached easily. The reinforced concrete raised floor solution constructed with ABS Plus disposable formworks met all of these needs at the same time and became the most efficient, lightest and fastest solution.

In this project, a different approach was applied for heat insulation. First, ABS Plus base, spacer and legs were placed on top of the waterproofing protection screed. Then, rock wool was placed between the legs for heat insulation. A final layer of protection screed was applied on the rock wool. Finally, ABS Plus domes were installed and the topping concrete poured achieving the initial objective of a solid reinforced concrete raised floor.

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