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Dayton Superior Awarded Forming Systems Order for Riyadh Metro Project

By Business Wire News   


Dayton Superior has been awarded the purchase order to provide standard and custom steel forming systems for Phase One of the Riyadh Metro project in Saudi Arabia. These forming systems, from Symons® by Dayton Superior, will be used to form the straddle bent columns and caps as well as hammerhead columns and caps for the Riyadh Metro.

Package One of the project encompasses two metro lines. Line 1, with a length of 38KM, will include 26 stations (22 conventional, 2 iconic and 2 transfer). On the other hand, the 25km Line 2 will have 15 stations (12 conventional and 3 transfer).

The project’s straddle bents will be fully supported by a custom column-hung support system allowing the self-spanning forming systems to extend as much as 25 meters over live traffic. The entire system transfers all loads to the columns, thus leaving a clear path for traffic and avoiding lengthy construction-related delays.

“We have very strong engineering, supply chain logistics, operations and commercial teams focused on delivering millions of pounds of Symons forms to the project before year end, “ said Jim McRickard, President and CEO of Dayton Superior.

The project owner is Riyadh Development Authority (ADA), the executive arm of the High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh. The main contractor for the Riyadh Metro project is BACS Consortium, consisting of Saudi Arabian Bechtel Company, Almabani General Contractors, Consolidated Contractors Company, and Siemens. This Consortium is part of three Consortia which will deliver a total of 6 lines for Riyadh Metro project.


Dayton Superior Corporation is a leading provider of accessories, chemicals, forming, shoring and paving product solutions within the nonresidential concrete construction industry. Serving the industry for over ninety years, the company’s portfolio includes over 17,000 standard, in stock SKUs, 13 U.S. manufacturing facilities and a network of 15 distribution centers located in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Australia and China, allowing Dayton Superior to serve customers as a single source provider of world class products and services. Dayton Superior products are found on many of the world’s most prominent civil infrastructure, institutional and commercial construction projects. The company is committed to providing the ever-evolving concrete construction industry with product solutions that Perform with Precision. This is accomplished through advanced engineering technology at the Dayton Superior Innovation Center, where products are developed from concept to launch at an industry leading pace. For more information, visit

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