The Brega New Town Construction Project was a Mega Housing Project of the Petroleum Ministry of Libya. The total contract value was 560 million USD. The contract was turn-key and comprises two housing projects covering 432,300 m² construction area consisting of 2,666 single or two-story villas of 18 different types, social buildings, including schools, supermarkets, clinics, post offices and other service units, cultural centers, soccer fields and tennis courts, roads, complete infrastructure, landscaping, telecommunication and interior furnishings of the buildings.
Turnkey construction of 2,666 villas in 18 different types, 2,110 of which were one-storey and 556 of which were two storey buildings with a total floor area of 432,300 m2. In addition to these villas the project included five schools, two supermarkets, two clinics, two post offices, recreational facilities, two service shops, two cultural centers, one hospital, one mosque and a communication center. The project also included all infrastructure works and landscaping. Electrical installations, town gas system, telecommunication system and utilities. For the construction of the villas a two-piece tunnel formwork system was used.
The main structural frame of these buildings were reinforced concrete wall and slabs, cast by means of steel tunnel-forms, where the wall and slab thickness was 15 cm. The tunnel form striking openings were closed using reinforced concrete precast wall elements, which were produced at the precast factory, where the reinforced concrete window and doorframes and garden pergolas were also produced. For thermal insulation, the structural walls were insulated by means of glass wool panels and covered by plaster, from inside the buildings.
Brega New Town District Center & Hospital
- Turn-key Detail Engineering
Scope of Work
|Total Floor Area||482,000 m²|
LocationMarsa El Brega, Libya
SIGNIFICANT FEATURES AND ACCOMPLISHMENT
By using this practical and speedy construction system in all activities, six houses/day were accomplished. At the peak time of construction there was total manpower of 5,200 at the site, of which 140 were engineers and 130 administrative staff.