200,000 cellular concrete blocks, each cut and fitted with millimetre precision, for the interior walls of the apartments and villas at the Sobha Hartland luxury resort. An 8 million square meter waterfront community is emerging just a few minutes from the city centre of Dubai – bursting with oriental splendour and first-class amenities. LISSMAC supplied 16 powerful cellular concrete band saws to Sobha Construction LLC to enable this dream of 1001 nights to become a reality according to the schedule.
The Sobha Hartland project promises its affluent residents an inspiring lifestyle, comfort and luxurious living in every detail. Behind the magnificent façade of this mega building project lies the enormous achievement of the planning and construction companies.
Seconds add up to hours
Sobha Construction LLC, which employs around 3,500 permanent staff, is responsible for ensuring that the construction of the apartments, villas and townhouses remains on schedule and meets the high demands of their luxury clientèle. The interior walls of all residential units are built stone by stone from cellular concrete blocks that have to be individually adapted. Around 200,000 blocks are being cut directly on the construction site. “This requires the fastest and most reliable saws. Just a few more seconds per cut add up to hundreds of hours of work on this huge mountain of blocks, which would be spent sawing instead of building,” says Johnson Pereira, LISSMAC branch manager in DUBAI. The experienced professionals at Sobha Construction LLC have once again opted for LISSMAC for this mammoth project and have ordered a total of sixteen MBS 510 and MBS 650 concrete band saws. “The 'Made in Germany' seal of quality carries weight in the United Arab Emirates. Even in this prosperous region, companies have no time or money to waste. Our machines have solidified their excellent reputation with powerful performance, superior service life and the highest precision. LISSMAC has established itself as a permanent fixture in Dubai – a city that loves building – with first-class quality and attentive service, ”says Pereira.
The right saw for the job
Simply using the largest and most powerful saw is not an efficient solution. In Sobha Hartland, the cellular concrete blocks are installed in two sizes. The more massive blocks are used in the villas and houses and the smaller ones in the apartments. The machine selection corresponds to this application profile. The LISSMAC MBS 650 cellular concrete band saw achieves cutting heights of up to 650 mm in cellular concrete and brick. The MBS 510 can handle up to 510 mm. Otherwise, the machines are similar in terms of performance and equipment. "Our saws work with millimetre precision. This helps workers to generate considerably less waste. In addition, our saw blades last much longer than is the case on other machines. This plays a particularly important role in such extreme applications. These facts were also decisive for the customer," says Pereira.
Perfection for more performance
Multiple features and details bear witness to the strict practical understanding and uncompromising quality standards with which LISSMAC cellular concrete band saws are designed and manufactured. The MBS 510 and MBS 650 are characterised by optimally dimensioned saw band rollers. In combination with the automatic saw blade clamping force control, this ensures the long service life of the cutting tool. The automatic saw band power-off system also saves costs. This means there is no unnecessary load, because the saw blade only runs when sawing is actually taking place. The direct drive of the saw band wheels reduces time-consuming maintenance work. Saw band changing times are also kept to a minimum. Thanks to its quick-coupling mechanism, the saw table can be opened with a single movement. Relocation of the LISSMAC MBS 510 and MBS 650 masonry saws is also easy. One person can easily move the machines alone thanks to an integrated wheel set. The generous opening in the lower saw roller box, which allows saw debris to escape unhindered and avoids tiresome cleaning operations, also testifies to a great deal of understanding of everyday working life. “It is precisely these supposed little things that make the decisive difference between enjoyment and frustration at work on the construction site. LISSMAC stands for perfection and practical relevance – something that users truly appreciate. Also here in Dubai," says Pereira.
1: Powerful and precise, cut after cut - and that over 200,000 times. Construction workers at Sobha Construction LLC shape cellular concrete blocks for the interior finishing of luxury flats and villas using sixteen LISSMAC MBS 510 and MBS 650 masonry saws.