Underground Water Tank in Dali
Client: Iron Mountain Cyprus Ltd
The structural design has been carried out for this reinforced concrete, underground water tank with dimensions 20.0 m (L) x 6.0 m (W) x 5.2 m (H), which is situated in Dali, Nicosia. The water tank is composed of the main, 490 tons capacity, tank and the pumping station. The existence of neighboring structures and their respective protection necessitated the retaining of the soil mass of the excavated area, by temporary shoring walls with earth anchors, prior the construction of the tank retaining walls. The tank’s slab was adequately designed, to be accessible by heavy vehicles, since it lies within a vehicle traffic private area. Furthermore, emphasis was given in the detailing of the slab’s openings, which are utilized as inspection manholes.