Highlights

THE SANDOMIL BUILDING

It 's completed the structural reinforcement work of the Palace of Sandomil, an eighteenth century building.

CUIMA-CUSSE ROAD BRIDGES

The 4 bridges of the Cuima-Cusse section are in the final stages of assembly. With spans of 63, 62, 16 and 13m total about 350 tons.
 
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.

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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NEWS

HOTEL PANGEIA ROOF

VESAM was awarded the execution of the metallic structure of the Hotel Pangeia’s roof in Luanda. It is split in two semi-cylindrical bodies, completing the remaining existing structure.

BUILDING AT RUA DE S.BENTO

VESAM was awarded another structural rehabilitation project of a Residential Building in Lisbon on Rua de S.Bento. This project stands out by the use of the surrounding walls of the building and an interior wall in wood framing. In all, about 36 tons of metal structure will be produced and assembled including pillars, floor beams, … Continue reading BUILDING AT RUA DE S.BENTO

NEW OFFICE BUILDING OF ANGOLA’S NATIONAL PARLIEMENT

Following the award for the execution of pergolas for the new office building of the National Assembly in Luanda, it is now completely manufactured and dispatched.

Building at Rua da Boavista

The rehabilitation of the Rua da Boavista Building is underway, in which VESAM participates through supply and assembly of approximately 130 tons of metallic structure and metalwork.

SAMBA CAJU – BOLONGONGO BRIDGES SHIPPED

As a result of the award of 10 bridges for the section Samba Caju – Bolongongo, all the bridges are already manufactured and shipped. The assembly is planned for the first quarter of 2019.

Gantry to Mozambique

VESAM Engenharia was awarded the design and supply of a porticated structure to support the movement of cargoes and technical personnel for a shipyard in Mozambique. This work results from a commitment to the diversification of VESAM Group activity in the African continent.

BUILDING IN VITOR CORDON STREET – LISBON

Continuing VESAM's strategy for the Portuguese market with a focus on rehabilitation, work is underway with about 156 tons of a 5-storey building in Lisbon.

BRIDGE OVER LUACHIMO RIVER

The assembly of the Bridge over the Luachimo River was completed. Bridge with 52m of span, 11.70m wide and about 100 tons.
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.

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

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

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.

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”

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

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