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ULMA’s Comprehensive Solutions for the 2019 Pan American Games’ Sports Complexes

Sep 25, 2019
The Callao Regional Sports Village and Villa María del Triunfo Sports Complex are two of the principal centres for the 2019 Pan American Games and Parapan American Games in Lima. In order to build these structures, ULMA offered innovative scaffolding and formwork solutions.

The fourteen-metre tall columns that serve as the foundation for the Callao Sports Village Coliseum were built using ORMA Panel Formwork, while the walls were poured with the COMAIN Lightweight Panel Formwork system. BRIO Shoring was used to shore the slabs and grandstands, while BRIO Scaffolding was used to provide easily accessible and safe working areas.

Due to the wide variety of structures composing the Villa María del Triunfo Sports Complex, construction was completed using the fast-track methodology in which planning and execution are carried out simultaneously. This meant a weekly reevaluation and adjustment of plans. Thanks to constant communication with the client and dedicated attention to the unique demands of each situation, ULMA’s engineering team was able to provide ideally tailored formwork and scaffolding solutions along with detailed onsite worker training for installation and use.

The COMAIN and NEVI lightweight panel systems were chosen to execute the walls, and were used in conjunction with the modular ORMA system for higher walls and large surface areas. The ENKOFORM VMK timber-beam shoring system was employed for fair-faced concrete walls due to the impeccable finish it offers. The versatile ENKOFLEX Timber beam Slab Formwork system was chosen for the changing rooms and administrative offices, due to its adaptability to different geometries and ease of assembly, while still providing an excellent finished surface.

In addition to participating in the construction of the Villa María del Triunfo Sports Complex  and Callao Sports Village, ULMA also provided comprehensive scaffolding and formwork solutions for the renovation of the San Marcos Stadium and Videna expansion, provisioning approximately 3,000 tonnes of scaffolding and formwork material, while dedicating more than 4,000 hours to engineering solutions in order to build the centres that will house one of the largest international sports events in the world.