Three residential buildings – a 55-story tower and two mid-rise podium buildings – are under construction in San Francisco’s Transbay Block 8, just two blocks from the Transbay Transit Center. The upper floors of the 550-ft tower include 118 luxury condos. Luxury (280) and affordable (150) apartments are on the lower floors and in the two podium structures. A public paseo crosses the block on a diagonal between the buildings. Contractor Webcor Concrete is using PERI’s RCS-S Rail Climbing System with VARIO Wall Formwork for the interior core walls of the mid-rise buildings. The hydraulic pumps and cylinders that are part of this system enable the formwork to climb independent of the crane. Pre-assembly of the VARIO Wall Formwork has been a key feature in maintaining the aggressive construction schedule. On the 55-story tower, Webcor is using PERI’s RCS P Perimeter Protection System to contain construction debris, which is always important on an urban site like this.
San Francisco, CA
PERI San Francisco
In my opinion, PERI has developed the safest, easiest, and most effective wall form system in the industry. I have extensive experience using both VARIO and TRIO and the production rates our projects have been able to achieve is astonishing.