Jakarta Overpass

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  1. sul1995

    sul1995 Member Charter Member Cager

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    It was found out that an overpass being constructed in Jakarta used 4 instead of 12 rebars as reported by Kompas https://www.pressreader.com/indonesia/kompas/20180308/281500751760320

    Moreover, the size of rebar used is between 19-25 mm instead of 32 mm.

    If you are brave enough to use it or pass under it (when finished), maybe you'd like to say your prayers first?
     
  2. Anglian

    Anglian Well-Known Member Charter Member Cager

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    I wonder driving round jakarta how safe these flyovers are, there is quite an impressive train over pass at Lebak Bulas, I’m wondering how safe it will be, I don’t fancy traveling underground either during the rainy season, still we will see, but you only have to see how the buses, aircraft and ships are maintained
     
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  3. sul1995

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    As someone told me, "Indonesians can build, but they cannot maintain it". In other words, Indonesia still needs expat managers and technicians.
     
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    Well, lately I have been wondering if our Amtrak staff trained in Jakarta.
     
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    Pretty standard in construction in these regions for the contractors to not follow the actual design drawings to make more profit, unfortunately. I do hope that after all these accidents recently they are going to implement some stronger controls and actually file criminal charges, but considering the corruption involved I highly doubt to see meaningful change.
     
  6. sul1995

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    The contractor is a state-owned enterprise, convicting them is like a slap in the face of the government. BTW, how to check if already casted in concrete, is there an equipment that works like an x-ray to see inside the concrete, what if it is found that substandard or insufficient materials are used, are they going to tore all of it down?
     
  7. Anglian

    Anglian Well-Known Member Charter Member Cager

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    Well X-ray should do it, , where would you start, there’s miles already, perhaps they will just wait till it all falls down
     
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    Sound a big too much of a "downsizing" for anybody to risk that IMO.
    Worked in all SEA in construction, never saw cheating at that level.
    Now using less cement, lower grade cement, dubious origin and lower grade Rbars, yes....
     
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