• Some long-span roof truss segments, up to 40 metres in length, were placed above the canals using specially-ordered heavy-duty tower cranes.

  • Structural frame of the East Podium under construction

Commercial / Office Development

The Venetian Macao – Resort – Hotel

2005

Part of the Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel complex, the East Podium houses a massive casino, luxury shopping mall and the Venetian’s renowned indoor canal. The complete scope of works included the construction of a five-storey podium superstructure covering a total area of over 250,000 square metres.
 
The JV proposed a construction process that saw substantial off-site pre-cast and heavy lifting works. The pre-cast construction method, complemented by in-situ concrete works, structural steel works and roof cladding, was jointly developed with VSL. This allowed on-site work to progress swiftly while pre-cast works were carried out simultaneously off site.
 
With the adoption of specially ordered heavy-duty tower cranes, the lifting of 24-tonne pre-cast beams to a height of 60 metres was made possible for installation. Some of the long-span roof truss segments, up to 40 metres in length, were placed above the canals using these tower cranes.
 
The combination of prefabricated construction parts, paired with exceptional heavy lifting works, was such a success that the project was completed within 16.5 months.

Client Venetian Cotai Limited
Project Construction of the East Podium
Floor area 250,000 square metres
Year 2005 - 2006