Construction of new San Martin Market using Top – Down Method

Proceedings of the 14th European Lecture on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering “Geotechnical Engineering in Urban Environments” – Madrid 2007 (Spain) – ISBN 978-90-5966-055-7. Vol. 4, pp. 1853-1858. Author: Gerardo Marote. Abstract: “The top-down method has various advantages in the building of deep basements, as demonstrated by the efficient construction […]

Top-down construction method

Gerardo Marote Contrary to a conventional construction system, where above ground floors are not built until underground works have been completed, the top-down method enables simultaneous work on both the substructure and superstructure. This technique is especially designed for buildings with a large number of basement levels and situations where […]