Remco Ruimtebouw took care of the realization of a brewhouse, service building, filling line and pipe bridges in Haiti. We have previously realized a filling line, pipe bridges and steam house at the same location for this client. The positive experiences during this project ensured that the client again chose us. Two Remco Ruimtebouw Supervisors worked together with local workers for the project.
The brewery was realized in four phases:
- Fourteen-meter-high brewhouse with two storey floors for offices.
- Utility building, for this we build in between two buildings.
- Pipe bridges are built over existing buildings and bridges.
- New fill line for beer and soft drinks of 3,200 m2.
Earthquake- and storm-resistant building
We build earthquake and hurricane resistant in Haiti. And that is certainly not a luxury it appeared during the realization of the previous project in 2016. Hurricane Matthew then caused enormous damage. Our Supervisors on site even had to spend two days in underground spaces of a convention center. Fortunately our construction proved already being “hurricane proof” during the realization.
Tons of steel
No less than 490 tons of steel was needed for this project. Packed in 50 shipping containers, it took about six weeks to ship it from the ports in Rotterdam and Antwerp to the construction site in Port- au-Prince. Our project planners also took care of this logistic process.
Building with BIM
We designed the buildings at this project with BIM (Building Information Modelling). For this purpose, Architect Royal HaskoningDHV supplied us with the 3D model of the foundation and we combined it with the models of our steel construction, floors, staircases, window frames, roller doors, roof and wall cladding. The installations were added to the model by the client himself. In this way, we gain more insight into the building and reduce the risk of construction flaws. Especially when building abroad, BIM offers great advantages for the customer and for Remco Ruimtebouw. After all, every container with building materials that has to be shipped costs time and money. The more accurate the preparation takes place in the Netherlands, the more efficient the transport and the construction on location will be.
Our Supervisors monitored safety, quality and planning. Every week they consulted with the project coordinator in The Netherlands to monitor the progress and to go through any adjustments. The project coordinator also periodically made a working visit on site to keep an eye on the work on the other side of the ocean.