Tallest building in Scandinavia
“Maturix provides us with insights we otherwise would not have gained – the flexibility of the application and the user-friendly usage convinced us.”
The Karla Tower is currently being built in Gothenburg, Sweden. It is going to be the tallest skyscraper in Scandinavia and the high-rise building is to be finished in two years. The 245 m high building offers space for 594 apartments and hotels. The construction is based on 58 piles with 2m diameter, anchored about 60 meters down through mud and rocks. The tallest building in Scandinavia is definitely a challenge in itself.
The concrete structure is planned to top out at the beginning of 2022 – good time management and thought-through processes are needed to succeed in the project and meet the deadline in this strict schedule.
Time is a valuable source, especially on extensive projects, such as the Karla tower, where several companies, contractors collaborate together to build the 73-floor high skyscraper in Sweden’s second largest city, optimal adjustments and continuous coordination are key.
Obviously, the most used material in the whole skyscraper is going to be concrete, the concrete structure consists of bored piles, raft slab, core (incl. elevators, stairs), columns, two outrigger levels, and slabs. However, estimating the current concrete curing is a challenge as the process is highly influenced by external influences such as weather, wind, and humidity. But knowing the exact current strength of the floor is essential to work efficiently without losing valuable redundant waiting time.
Thus, every opportunity to save time is valuable and smart solutions to optimize the workflow are embraced.
The Maturix In-situ solution provides Serneke with an end-to-end tool for concrete strength monitoring.
By using thermocouples that are cast directly in the structure and connected to a transmitter, the temperature inside the concrete is measured continuously. The data is sent wirelessly to the cloud platform. The software automatically calculates maturity and strength based on the history data and the concrete mix and the strength development process can be followed. The data is accessible from any device via the web portal or app and provides Serneke with real-time insights into the actual curing status inside the structure in several positions for each cast.
Thus, Magnus Eckert, project manager of Serneke, always knows exactly how the concrete is curing and if he has to adjust his project management on-site according to data. With the smart solution, he has access to the data from anywhere using Maturix.
By using Maturix Serneke, on the one hand, ensured that the required strength has been reached while on the other hand, the tough time management for the tallest building in Scandinavia is eased. Getting insights into the curing status turns into the basis for decisions and proactive attitude while keeping the overview and having an automatically digitalized solution for temperature monitoring at hand.
“We are really happy with Maturix. Compared to other maturity meters that we used before, Maturix is handier! You take the cable, connect it to the device, and you’re good to go.” – Viktor Hjelmgren, Construction Supervisor Serneke
“With the insight in real-time, we feel confident to remove the formwork on time without additional waiting time. It supports us with keeping the overview on this extensive site and helps us to meet the deadlines!”
Learn more about Karla Tower
Serneke is the next generation construction company operating in construction, civil engineering and project development. The company was founded in 2002 and is already one of Sweden’s largest construction companies. Serneke offers the same assurance and knowledge as market leaders, but with more energy, dedication and a more modern approach.
At Maturix, we’re passionate about improving the construction industry by harnessing the value of new and emerging technology. However we understand the apprehension with new prospects; as such, we’re happy to facilitate with demos, trials and free online meetings with one of our Maturix experts.