K23 Hotel: “Quality control is strict and continuous,” said Cuban engineer › Cuba › Granma

A few days ago, different opinions were circulating on social networks about the quality of concrete, the safety and health of work in the hotel being built on K and Central 23rd Street, in Vedado, the capital.

In this regard, Alejandro Manuel Silva Gonzalez, one of the engineers who was part of the team that developed the K23 chassis project and who conducted the author’s checks at least once a week for more than two years, noted that “the concrete poured in the work exceeds the resistance of 50 MPa and the doses used Accredited by national laboratories and recognized international institutions.

He added that “the quality control is strict and continuous applying what is prescribed in Cuban and foreign standards. The difference in color between the items is due to the application of several formulas and additives, all of which are approved and approved.”

This isn’t the first time Silva Gonzalez has written about K23 to articulate concerns about building what could become Cuba’s tallest hotel.

In a previous post about cranes, I had mentioned the construction company’s commitment to occupational health and safety.

“The cutouts are always covered, and there are grids on all levels where the facade or safety frame is not installed. Workers have all personal protective equipment. He added that “everyone who visits the work receives instructions from specialists in occupational health and safety.”

Alejandro Manuel Silva González, as acknowledged by other network experts, enjoys prestigious endorsement for his structural designs for tall buildings such as the Atlantic Tower, on the Havana driveway, and is a renowned professor at José Antonio Technological University of Havana Echeverria, CUJAE.

In 2018, it was reported that the tallest hotel in Havana will begin construction in this central location in Havana, with a height of 154 meters, 42 floors and 565 rooms.

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