Particle Accelerator, Weizmann Institute of Science — Rehovot
A complex engineering project, which demanded utmost precision and constant calculations for suitable concrete mixtures. Difficulty initially arose during digging the foundations, when the combination of sandy and rocky soil required use of special diamond drills. At the end of the process of preparing the foundations, piles were poured to a depth of 25 meters with great precision, so as to support the construction and the accelerator itself, which is made of steel and weighs hundreds of tons. After the lower shell was poured to a height of 12 meters, the accelerator was assembled while the upper shell was being built. The walls are 2 meters thick and the construction is 65 meters high.
Bible Lands Museum — Jerusalem, 1993
The impressive building was built in 1993 on the site between the Israel Museum and the Knesset. The museum includes spacious and stylish exhibition halls that contain Israel’s archeological treasures.
The building, overlaid in Jerusalem stone, was planned in such a way that natural light lights the exhibition halls, but without harming the sensitive exhibits.
National Stadium — Ramat Gan
The plan suggested by Aviv for rebuilding the stadium and adding a ceiling, granted it success in the tender among nine competitors. An automatic concrete plant was set up on site for carrying out the project. The first stage — adding 17,000 seats — was complete at the opening of the Maccabiah Games in July 1985.
During the second stage, the Israel Football Association headquarters were built among the stadium seats.
Mitzpe Ramon Synagogue
Built in 1968. The unusual construction, resembling a diamond, and daringly designed by architect Zvi Hecker, demanded unusual solutions during the building stages. The synagogue currently serves the cadets of the IDF Officer Training School.
Derech Hayam (Via Maris):
Transforming seawater into drinking water
Derech Hayam won the Ministry of National Infrastructures’ tender for supplying desalinated water with easy availability, quality, and at a volume of up to 30 million cubic meters (1060 million cubic feet) annually.
As part of the concession, the company is responsible for planning, funding, building, operating, and maintaining the water desalination plant for a period of 25 years.
Hamoshavot Square — Tel Aviv, 1963
An underground passage system, which passes under Tel Aviv’s Hamoshavot Square and connects Allenby Street, Jaffa Road, Hahashmal Street, and Haliya Street.
The project will be remembered as a great challenge in the company’s history, which won the Tel Aviv municipality’s tender and completed construction within 6 months, long before the planned date.
The project is considered complex from an engineering aspect, since the houses in the areas were built on unstable foundations in sandy soil.
Bridge construction is a complex engineering task, both because of the bridge structure and because of the requirements for strength, ensuring stability even in the presence of much traffic on one hand, or forces of nature on the other.
Aviv has great experience in bridge building. Among the many bridges it has built throughout Israel, we can list:
Yitzhak Sadeh Bridge — Tel Aviv, 1982
The Ayalon highway required laying a road within the Ayalon Stream river bed. Thus the end of the old Yitzhak Sadeh bridge arrived, and Aviv constructed a new, 150 meter (490 feet) bridge, which is today one of the busiest bridges in Tel Aviv.
Hatayelet (Promenade) Bridge, Hayarkon Street — Tel Aviv
A three level bridge system joins the north of Tel Aviv’s promenade with the hotels’ service road. The bridges are built from bare concrete, to withstand the harsh conditions of the Tel Aviv seashore: the humidity, wind, and sand.
Levinsky Bridge — Tel Aviv, 1974
הגשר הוא כביש המוצא העיקרי מהתחנה המרכזית החדשה של ת"א ובנייתו הושלמה שנים רבות לפני פתיחתה. אורכו של הגשר 1.6 ק"מ, גובהו המרבי 20 מטר ובניתו נמשכה 3 שנים.
Hayon Stream Bridge — Aravah, 1968
The bridge is comprised of two parts, of 100 and 200 meters in length.
Aviv was given the project after the previous company was unsuccessful in completing the task. After removing the foundations of the previous bridge, new columns were poured before the stream’s first flood, preventing a significant delay to the construction.