The Sule Square Project in Myanmar: DYWIDAG Post-Tensioning Systems for a modern Office Tower
In Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar’s industrial center in the south of the country, demand for office space is continuously rising. The Sule Square office tower that is being built near the famous Shwedagon Pagoda in the city center is one of the projects that are currently under construction.
In Myanmar, post-tensioning systems have been rarely used up to now. The Sule Square project is currently the tallest building that has been built using post-tensioning systems. The General Contractor chose to use DYWIDAG Post-Tensioning Systems because of their flexibility and the possibility to create long spans.
The Sule Square Complex consists of a 6,000m² shopping center with restaurants, a 5 storey car park and a 15 storey, 30,000m² office building. DSI’s licensee Utracon was awarded the contract to supply and install the Types 12-0.5" and 20-0.5" DYWIDAG Strand Post-Tensioning System. The tendons were used to stress 4.7m cantilever beams and 12m long girders.
In total, Utracon installed 818 Type 12-0.5" DYWIDAG Tendons and 186 Type 20-0.5" DYWIDAG Tendons including MA Multiplane Anchorages with a strand tonnage of 150.8t in the beams.
The General Contractor was very satisfied with the high standard of technical support provided by Utracon.