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Geplaatst op: 26 February 2021

ANNUAL THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR 38 PERCENT OF TOTAL CO2 EMISSIONS. THERE IS A LOT OF PROFIT TO BE GAINED ON ITS REDUCTION IN THIS SECTOR. THIS IS WHY OUR TRAINEE BAS VAN DEN DOOL WILL EXAMINE HOW WE CAN CONTRIBUTE TO REDUCE CO2 EMISSIONS WITH OUR CONSTRUCTIVE DESIGNS FROM DISTRIBUTION CENTERS IN THE FIRST INSTANCE.

Bas is a student in the “Spatial Development and Climate Management” course at The Hague University of Applied Sciences and is extremely interested in how far we, as a constructor / modeller, can reduce CO2 emissions through the use of more sustainable materials and policy adjustments. That is why he researches breakthrough techniques in the production process, as well as design choices for both concrete and steel.

RESEARCH QUESTIONS

Bas studies which CO2-reducing developments affect concrete and steel structures. In addition, Bas wants to know which changes in policy and design lead to CO2 savings on the realization of building structures.

A RELEVANT RESEARCH

Interesting and for us an extremely relevant study. Bas will present the results to us around 23 April, we look forward to it. Because “sustainability” is a subject that we deal with on a daily basis and in which we continue to delve further. Ultimately, we want to contribute to reducing those CO2 emissions, are you participating?

Geplaatst op: 17 February 2021

Curious as we are about our projects, after a number of dark days, we drove past the new construction location of the XXL distribution center in Echt-Susteren last week. This was the first time that we visited this project, after construction started at the end of last year.

As can be seen in the photos, the construction process is well organized. The foundation is completely in place, including the collapse of the anchors. The T and P elements for the dock shelters are also in position.Now we are working hard on the assembly of the steel construction, as well as laying the floor and roof plates.

Pelecon saves for the food bank

Geplaatst op: 5 February 2021

WITH PELECON, WE LIKE TO WORK FOR A GOOD PURPOSE. WHEN OUR COLLEAGUE PASCAL WAS REQUESTED BY LIONS CLUB HERA FROM GOUDA WHETHER PELECON WANTED TO “SAVE” FOR THE FOOD BANK, WE OF COURSE DIDN’T DOUBT FOR A MOMENT ABOUT THIS.

Food banks (Voedselbanken Nederland) in the Netherlands distribute packages of food products every week among selected families, singles and homeless people. Most of these products are made available by food producers and distributors. In today’s difficult times, these organizations are less able to donate products to food banks than before. Lions clubs in the Netherlands have therefore started to collect Douwe Egberts points, the value of which is increased by 15% by Douwe Egberts. Subsequently, the points are exchanged for packs of coffee that are donated to the Food Bank. What started as a spontaneous campaign in Voorburg has now grown into a widely supported national collection involving over 120 Lions clubs, all food banks in the Netherlands and over 10,000 volunteers.

DOUWE EGBERTS POINTS BOX

After a nice conversation with the ladies of Lions Club Hera, Pelecon was soon appointed as a collection point for companies from Gouda. We got a box at the office in which we did not only do our own Douwe Egberts points. We have also actively recruited among our relations, they were enthusiastic and, after hearing or reading about our box, spontaneously brought along their Douwe Egberts points!

THE PROFIT!

Last edition, the food banks received a total of 134,000 packs of coffee. This means that one family can be provided with one pack of coffee every 2 weeks. A fantastic yield! We will be a collection point for Douwe Egberts points again next year! Can you help us by saving your points for our box for the coming year? Thanks!

Constructor / modelor Evelijn tells….

Geplaatst op: 5 February 2021

AT 23 YEARS OLD, EVELIJN VAN DRIEL IS ONE OF OUR YOUNGEST CONSTRUCTORS / MODELERS. SHE IS ENTHUSIASTIC, CURIOUS AND ABOVE ALL VERY LEARNING. Curious about what EVELIJN finds so inspiring about her work?

From a very young age, Evelijn knew that she wanted to follow a technical training. “During my secondary school years I did an internship with an architect. I found the technical side of the design process particularly interesting, which is why the choice for HBO Bouwkunde was quickly made ”, says Evelijn.

PARAMETRIC DESIGNS

Evelijn already worked at Pelecon during her HBO studies in Architecture. Her third-year internship as well as her graduation internship took place at our office in Gouda. Evelijn continues: “During my graduation research I examined the role of parametric design. Parametric design is a process in which a technical design is created based on data or relationships between parts. I have focused on the role of programming, so automating the calculation and drawing of the construction during a construction job. I have researched several methods that showed that specific software is indispensable. At Pelecon we also use such a method: Revit.”

MY WORK AS A CONSTRUCTOR / MODELER

“In my work as a constructor I make the calculations for, among other things, the profiles, columns, floors and walls that are required for a building. As a modeller, I then completely draw the structures into a 3D model. I always work under the guidance of an experienced constructor / modeller. He gives me the guidelines, a sketch of which profiles, how many columns. It is then up to me to work this out. The best thing is to construct and model for one project ourselves, but we do not do enough for the project. My colleagues may have different or better insights that they use in modeling, which in turn improves the constructive calculation. That’s how we work together at Pelecon as a strong team!”

A SMALL, EXCITING ASSIGNMENT

“What I enjoy most is working on a home. It is often a somewhat smaller, more exciting assignment. A hall or office often comes down to the same thing, a home is never the same! You have other challenges; sometimes it concerns a renovation of which not all details are known! Don’t get it wrong; I love working on a large, imposing hall. But a house is just a bit more tangible than a box of blocks! ”

PRIDE!

“At the moment I make the constructive calculations for a large project. A massive building from which I learn a lot. It is challenging, sometimes difficult, but it keeps me on my toes! I can’t give details yet, I’ll share more on this later. It will certainly be one of the projects that I am very proud of afterwards! ”

Adjustments in new warehouse GMLP

Geplaatst op: 5 February 2021

GREEN MOUNTAINS LOGISTICS PARK CONSISTS OF FOUR WAREHOUSES AND IS AN IMMENS PROJECT ON THE FORMER GREENLAND TERRAIN NEAR THE AALSMEERBAAN ON SCHIPHOL. THE FIRST THREE WAREHOUSES ARE OFFICIALLY DELIVERED AND IN USE. THE FOURTH WAREHOUSE IS WIND AND WATERPROOF, ONLY THE BUSINESS FLOOR IS NOT INSIDE YET. BECAUSE THE TENANT HAS JUST SIGNED AFTER THE WAREHOUSE HAS BEEN READY, IT IS NOW BEING RENOVATED SO THAT IT WILL SUIT ALL THE WISHES OF THIS NEW USER.

The biggest challenge for the renovation lies in the new dock positions on the side of the warehouse. As a result, we can no longer get the stability out of the side walls. This challenge was reinforced after the three bracing positions in the building proved undesirable. (See the photo in the hall where the wind bracing is visible in the distance). Due to both wishes of the new tenant, the stability in the whole had to be tested again, taking into account the future cooling ceilings that will be installed at 6.0m +.

CONSTRUCTIVE CALCULATION

Our constructive advice includes the placement of five new stability portals between the existing column structure in the warehouse section, so that the total construction is sufficiently stable after delivery. Obviously with an eye for optimal user-friendliness; the tenant still has complete freedom to move between the steel frame. The tenant needs eleven prefabricated wells of approximately four by four meters and two meters deep in the hall to carry out his work, and four extended docks for air freight. Finally, there will be an extra storey floor of approximately 600 square meters in the hall against the side wall. These specific wishes are also an important condition for the calculation of the new construction of this fourth warhouse.

INVOLVED UP TO AND WITH THE DELIVERY

Pelecon will remain responsible for the renovation of the existing steel construction up to and including delivery, so that not only safety but also user-friendliness are ultimately guaranteed in the warehouse. In the 3D drawing, the visual change is made clear in 3D.