Geplaatst op: 23 April 2021

Several assembly teams and ditto cranes lift the steel structure designed by Pelecon very energetically at VidaXL phase 4 in Horst aan de Maas. The first floor slabs for the mezzanine floor are laid and the roof slabs are shot on the steel construction. The fire walls between the different building parts are also included. These must be placed before an adjacent building part can be made through the separated steel structures. This is how it works: first one building part (row of columns) is placed, then the fire wall (aerated concrete panels) is placed against it. Only now can it be built on the other side of the hall (row of columns on the other side). This sequence is common, otherwise there is a high risk of damage to the aerated concrete panels.

Building parts A and C are already at 3/4 and a start has already been made on building part B.

Are you curious about our working method for such large projects? Engineer Pascal Ruivenkamp is happy to tell you more. He can be reached via +31 (0) 182 231 400.

Photography: Gerard Saarberg

Geplaatst op: 21 April 2021

This was a unique project to work on. Above the Rituals, on the corner of Kleiweg – Turfweg in Gouda, five homes were completed in December 2020. The renovation of this old building in the city center started with an investigation. The upper floors of the building had not been used for the last 30 years and had been poorly maintained, making them dilapidated. The owner really wanted to know whether a combination of shopping and living could be realized. Pelecon has calculated all existing constructions and made a constructive calculation for the renewed construction.

We were involved in this project as a consultant up to and including delivery. During construction, we mainly contributed to solutions for unforeseen deviations. We have also answered all questions from inspection authorities and assessed all buyers’ wishes in terms of construction.

A cool project, we say ourselves, in which we have put our heart and soul into it for three years. We are therefore very proud of the end result!

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Photo’s: Whitehouse Development

Today is secretary’s day

Geplaatst op: 15 April 2021

Centipede, all-rounder, spider in the web… .. Just a few synonyms for our secretaries Margriet Amersfoort and Yvonne Leenart. Thanks to the support of these two, the team can do what they do best: calculate, draw and check on load-bearing and stability structures! Pelecon runs optimally and efficiently!

We wish every company such a Margriet and Yvonne; they are indispensable!

Control unit 1.2 ad the new location XXL-DC Echt-Susteren

Geplaatst op: 15 April 2021

As mentioned before, we occasionally visit our projects to check on the construction site whether our advice is actually being carried out as we have given it. Last week we drove, for the second time, to the new construction location of the XXL distribution center in Echt-Susteren. Construction started at the end of last year.

As can be seen in the photos, we have checked the steel construction of Unit 1.2 assembled by Reijrink for construction principles and assembly execution. As a constructor, we had few comments, the construction looked neat.

In total we have to check four units, in week 15 we will be on the road again to check unit 2.2.

Distribution center VIDA XL approved!

Geplaatst op: 15 April 2021

FOR OUR CLIENT VIDA-XL THIS WEEK ON THE CONSTRUCTION SITE, THE FOUNDATION STRIPS AND POWERS OF THEIR NEW DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN HORST AAN DE MAAS WERE CHECKED. IT CONCERNS PHASE 4 OF THE STORAGE BUILDING OF OVER 150,000 M² GFA ON A FOOTPRINT OF A TOTAL 123,000 M².

The uniqueness is the size of the building together with the logistics bridge, which connects phase 3 to phase 4 over the public road. This bridge is still under preparation. Our conclusion after the visit: the construction site looks very neat!

POWERFUL CONSTRUCTION

The strength of the construction design is the cooperation of the portal trusses above the mezzanine in combination with the roof connections. Due to the length of the 6 building parts and the client’s wish not to use wind bracing in the building, it is certainly desirable to reduce the upward and horizontal forces in the side and intermediate walls. In this way we reduce a considerable amount of kilos of roof connections and the tensile forces on the side and intermediate walls, so that no tension piles are created.

CLIENT:
VidaXL

ARCHITECT:
Denc Netherlands

CONTRACTOR:
Van der Heijden Bouw en Ontwikkeling

GROUNDWORKER:
vd Beeten

STEEL SUPPLIER:
GS Staalwerken