10,008-Unit Housing Project, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Client: Ministry of Housing, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Type of Contract: EPC
Contract Period: 18 Months
Location: Venezuela (Lara,Yaracu and Carabobo States)

Project Outline
The 10,008-unit residential housing Project in Venezuela, executed as an EPC contract in three townships is Kayson’s second big export of technical and engineering services to this country.

The project includes construction of two or three bedroom apartments in 4-story blocks via the industrialized mass-housing construction method called "Cast-in-Situ Monolithic Reinforced Concrete Construction System".

The project also encompasses construction of facilities such as network of water and gas piping, surface water and sewerage collection, landscaping, streets and access roads within the townships, open parking lots and green spaces as well as auxiliary buildings (schools, clinics, libraries and etc).

The total land area of this project is 208 hectares of which, 42, 78 & 88 hectares are allocated to each township.

Better performance and greater protection against natural disasters especially earthquake, higher speed of construction and long durability are considered as advantages of this mass-housing construction method.

The technology used in this method was achieved by combining advanced construction methods and Kayson’s experience of its previous project in Venezuela. It is expected that via this industrial method, Kayson will reach the average construction speed of one residential unit per 20 minutes.

Due to being industrial, the new construction method provides for better programming and controlling over engineering, procurement and construction of the project compared to the usual methods. High quality of work and production are considered as other advantages of this method. Kayson’s Success in fulfilling the previous project in Venezuela provoked a sense of appreciation in Iranian and Venezuelan officials, as well as the latter’s public media and paved the way for the new project contract.

In each site, over 60,000 square meters of land was used for auxiliary buildings which were built beside residential buildings. Regarding the local situations, their construction was done in usual methods. The facilities which encompassed all the required buildings needed for a township resulted in partial independence of the townships.

Scope of work
The project's scope of work involves design, procurement and construction of the followings:

  • Residential Buildings: There were 10,008 units in three townships, consisting 2520, 3456 and 4032 units of 4-story apartment blocks, 66% of which conclude three and 34% have two bedrooms. The buildings were designed according to Venezuela’s climatic conditions and were constructed using "Cast-in-Situ Monolithic Reinforced Concrete Construction System.
  • Auxiliary Buildings: For improving public welfare of township resident, about 60,000 square meters of land was allocated to construction of all needed auxiliary buildings, such as schools with different grade configurations, kindergarten and nursery school, library, gym, outdoor sport lands, health & medical clinics and etc.
  • Infrastructures and landscaping: The entire networks of gas piping, water, sewerage collection, the network for collecting surface water from the surroundings of townships, telephone wiring, electrical cabling, lighting of surroundings, as well as landscaping, streets, parking lots and green spaces were the facilities constructed for this project.

Key Statistics

  • Gross floor area of residential buildings: 927,000 m2
  • Gross floor area of auxiliary buildings: 60,000 m2
  • Earthwork: approximately 1,700,000 m3
  • Streets: 250,000 m2
  • Open parking space: 110,000 m2
  • Sewerage collection network: 35,000 m
  • Surface water collection network: 29,000 m
  • Water distribution network: 51,000 m
  • Telephone wiring: 55,000 m
  • Electrical cabling: 655,000 m
  • Gas piping network: 27,000 m
  • Green space: 220,000 m2
  • Final landscaping: 1,200,000 m2

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