Productivity up, carbon down!

Advantages of PT approach for retail center

The award-winning Z centar, a new retail destination in the western suburbs of Zagreb, Croatia is a showcase for the benefits of taking a post-tensioned approach to construction. The architectural design features include cantilevered walkways, wide open column-free spaces and external canopies – all of which were realized with the help of PT. The BBR Adria team installed a total of 2,712 post-tensioning tendons – using a blend of BBR VT CONA CMI internal and BBR VT CONA CMM Two/Four systems and around 179t of steel prestressing strand. Their work enhanced productivity on site and also ensured a reduction in embodied carbon, as compared to traditional RC construction.