Highlights

Shoprite Zango

It’s under construction a new commercial building in Angola with 7.400 m2 and 240 tons. Presently in erection phase.
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BUILDING IN VITOR CORDON STREET – LISBON

Continuing VESAM’s strategy for the Portuguese market focusing on the rehabilitation, is undergoing the execution the structure, pavements, roof, stairs and mezzanine of a 5-story building in Lisbon. This is project with 156 tons has some unique characteristics, such as: Façade of the building is suspended during construction phase; Façade’s Interior reinforcement with metallic tubing … Continue reading BUILDING IN VITOR CORDON STREET – LISBON
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Next Events

Participation in NASCC 2018

The VESAM Group will be present in the most important steel industry fair organized worldwide that will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, between 11 and 13 of April 2018.
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Participation in TRB 97th Annual Meeting

The VESAM Group will be present in the 97th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) that will be held in Washington, D.C., USA, between 7 and 11 January 2018.
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Media
NEWS

BRIDGES FOR CUIMA-CUSSE ROAD

VESAM Group was awarded the contract to build 4 bridges that will replace the existing ones as part of the requalification of the road between Cuima – Huambo and Cusse – Huíla in Angola. These bridges have spans of 63m, 13m, 16m and 62m with a total of approximately 350 tons.
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BRIDGE OVER LUACHIMO RIVER

The VESAM Group was selected to supply and erect a new bridge over the Luachimo river in Angola. It will have a 52m span and a weight of 100 tons (estimate). This bridge will have 11,70m width allowing two 3,5m lanes, roadsides and 1,15m pedestrian sidewalks.
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BAÍA FARTA BRIDGES – PHASE 2

Following the 2016 execution of a bridge to Baía Farta – Benguela, Angola, VESAM was chosen to supply 2(two) more bridges which are almost concluded in the final erection stage.
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CONCLUSION OF A SHOPPING CENTER AND AN INDUSTRIAL UNIT

VESAM Group has concluded the construction of a Shopping Center and an Industrial Unit, both located in Paris.
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VESAM starts new structural rehabilitation project in Portugal

The VESAM Group received the contract for a new structural rehabilitation project for a 5-storey building in Lisbon. The works includes the strengthening of the existing buildings, decks, roofing, stairs and mezzanine, representing about 156 tons of steel. This work is characterized by the fact that the façade of the building is suspended during the … Continue reading VESAM starts new structural rehabilitation project in Portugal
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ARTICLE

SIGMA Case Studies available

The VESAM Group released online new five case studies describing monitoring installations adopting the SIGMA system. Industrial unit Services building Bridge over Uhamba river Bridge over Kusso river Várzeas bridge Read the case studies here.
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Structural Health Monitoring of Bridges and Buildings in Africa: Challenges and Difficulties

ABSTRACT: The steel and mixed construction sector is growing worldwide due to the obvious advantages of steel structures in comparison to reinforced concrete structures. To ensure this trend, it is necessary to clarify some of the drawbacks that are normally wrongly linked to steel constructions, namely those related with corrosion, fire resistance and fatigue. One … Continue reading Structural Health Monitoring of Bridges and Buildings in Africa: Challenges and Difficulties
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VESAM Steel Research Center

ABSTRACT: It is currently recognized that research, development and innovation (R&D+i) activities are fundamental to differentiate organizations and for the creation of new products and services, increasing their competitiveness and promoting their grow and affirmation in the global market. In the construction industry, namely the steel and mixed construction, the R&D+i activities are clearly a … Continue reading VESAM Steel Research Center
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COMPOSITE BRIDGES IN SADC. KEVE RIVER BRIDGE.

ABSTRACT: To build composite bridges in countries belonging to the SADC – Southern Africa Development Community – is totally different from building in Europe since there are specific difficulties that constrain the final solution, such as: 1) difficulty in finding skilled labor for welding works; 2) the high cost of the solution when it is … Continue reading COMPOSITE BRIDGES IN SADC. KEVE RIVER BRIDGE.
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A novel approach in the life cycle assessment of engineering structures

ABSTRACT: Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) is fundamental for the assessment of the behavior of existing and new structures under service conditions. It is most suitable to identify the initiation of deterioration and to validate design hypothesis such as load distribution paths, bond between materials, composite action between precast members and cast-in-place parts, among others. The … Continue reading A novel approach in the life cycle assessment of engineering structures

Management of the Production of Metal Structures: Computer Application – “MERP”

ABSTRACT: Most software for the management of the production of metallic structures has its field of action limited to work in the factory, not allowing for the monitoring of subcontractors – in the other words, execution done “out of doors”. The vast expertise necessary to manufacture a steel structure and the increase of distance between … Continue reading Management of the Production of Metal Structures: Computer Application – “MERP”
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Development of a Structural Health Monitoring System

ABSTRACT: Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) is fundamental to identify the structural behavior, in particular of special structures, allowing the validation of design hypothesis, the development of more economical solutions and the prediction of deterioration. In general, the existing structural health monitoring systems present a high cost when installed in current structures. In opposition to this … Continue reading Development of a Structural Health Monitoring System
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Alveolar Metallic Structural Slab and Monitoring System

ABSTRACT: The use of composite materials in construction, in particular sandwich panels, is increasing more and more each day due to the excellent behavior properties and high strength/weight ratio. This paper presents the concept of a new structural panel that can be adopted in both bridge decks and slabs of industrial plants. The system is … Continue reading Alveolar Metallic Structural Slab and Monitoring System
 
projects

Baia Farta Bridge

Mixed steel-concrete bridge, 26m long with 1 span, comprising a composite slab with a steel decking

Lubalo Bridge on road Quimbonge – Camaxilo – Xaua

Mixed steel-concrete bridge, 78m long with 3 spans, comprising a composite slab with a steel decking

Cuengo Bridge on road Quimbonge – Camaxilo – Xaua

Mixed steel-concrete bridge, 65m long with 3 spans, comprising a composite slab with a steel decking

BROMANGOL Building

Galerias Building

KUITO CHURCH