September 2015

Acrow delivers productivity savings in Sydney

Client: Central Park Sydney Product: AcrowForm

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Acrow’s unique products have delivered both time and cost savings to the construction of a 14 storey, 826 bed student accommodation building within Sydney’s landmark Central Park development.

Located on the site of the former Carlton and United Brewery on Broadway, Central Park is a multi-faceted urban development project managed by Frasers Property. Concreters, Rediform, working for builders Richard Crookes Constructions, engaged Acrow to design and supply the formwork for the student accommodation building’s soffits. Acrowform panels were selected as the best product for the job, and were used on levels 1 to 15 of the building.

Acrow Revesby Account Manager, Mark Christie, says speed of erection and recycling from level to level made Acrowform panels the ideal product for this project. “Rediform erected Acrowform panels on levels 1 to 3. Once the pour dried on level 1, those panels were moved up to level 4, and so on. This way, Rediform were able to save money because instead of hiring panels for every level, they were able to recycle panels, taking them from level to level.”

“This is only possible because of the ease and speed with which Acrowform panels can be erected and recycled from level to level.”

“Rediform have actually done their own analysis of the improved productivity achievable using Acrowform panels. They estimate Acrowform panels deliver a 23 per cent increase in productivity (per m2) compared to conventional formwork. They also estimate Acrowform panels can be installed up to 70 per cent faster (per man) than conventional formwork.”

With such productivity gains, it’s no wonder Rediform have partnered with Acrow on a number of occasions.

“Rediform have now used Acrowform panels on a range of projects including the Sydney International Airport Car Park, the Harold Park residential development and the Wentworth Point Marina development.”

“Rediform appreciates Acrow’s accurate and efficient formwork design service, as well as our fast delivery turnaround times, which help keep any given project on track.” Rediform also engaged Acrow to provide heavy duty, high load SuperCuplock for construction of the Central Park building’s void on levels 1 and 2.

“Our product range, design expertise and our responsiveness mean we always deliver for our clients,” says Mark.

Rediform appreciates Acrow’s accurate and efficient formwork design service, as well as our fast delivery turnaround times, which help keep any given project on track.