Burayu Warehouse Project

The Burayu Warehouse in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia has a total area is 3,906m2 and EASE-CCL’s Post-Tensioning system was incorporated at excavation stage.

We used Value Engineering to determine how to best design the project. The challenge was to reduce the cost, provide big spans, while servicing the purpose of the warehouse functions.

The conventional solution to warehouses slab on grades in Ethiopia is expansion joints every 6 x 6m, with epoxy on top. This is very costly on many levels: it entails high cost of machine and floor maintenance over time, and it affects the speed of operations inside the warehouse due to the joints, etc.

EASE-CCL applied our Surface Jointless Slab On Grade System, with columns spans of 10 x 10m instead of the original 5 x 5m. Corbels where provided on the columns for overhead cranes.

Using our Jointless System, we were able to reduce the cost for the client by the following:

• Reducing the joints means less machine, tires and floor maintenance.

• Faster operation in the warehouse.

• Eliminating the costly epoxy by making the floor anti-abrasive using our equipment and chemicals.

• Providing slab flatness using our equipment to ensure better racking.

Value Engineering to our customers is the most important service we provide, and in this project, we were able to provide a solution through our jointless slab technology for the common problems Ethiopian warehouses are facing today.

Contact Info

Bole Sub City, Wereda 06
Jacros-Salitemehret RD
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
E: info@ease-int.com
P: +251-11-667-16-15