Brazil Takes Penetron to the Hilton
Around the world, waterfront construction sites with a high water table call for Penetron technology. The basement structure of Rio de Janeiro’s newest hotel, the Hilton Barra Rio de Janeiro Hotel, is built on Penetron’s crystalline technology.
The Hilton Hotel company slogan, “Take me to the Hilton,” now has new meaning for visitors to Rio de Janeiro. Situated just minutes away from Rio’s Olympic Park, the Hilton Barra Rio de Janeiro Hotel opened just in time for last month’s Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Games. This upscale 298-room hotel, also in the midst of the city’s Barra da Tijuca business district, features a restaurant, meeting rooms, a business center, a rooftop pool (with a view), and an underground parking garage.
“The Hilton Hotel’s location in the Barra da Tijuca, a waterfront district surrounded by lagoons on all sides, brought up concerns about the high water table at the construction site,” explains Cláudio Neves Ourives, General Manager of Penetron Brazil. “Ensuring impermeable concrete structures for any below-grade construction in this area is a top priority.”
Given this situation, the Penetron Brazil team worked with the developer and general contractor to come up with an effective solution for the Hilton Barra project. Ultimately, Penetron Admix was specified to treat the concrete used in the below-grade slab to ensure low permeability and a durable concrete structure.
“The inauguration of the new hotel was a complete success and the general contractor was very happy with the outcome of the project – and the performance of Penetron Admix,” says Cláudio Neves Ourives.