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Geplaatst op: 26 November 2020

We have now completed many automotive assignments. For several of these assignments we have collaborated with Mies Architectuur. For us a great sparring partner with a lot of knowledge and where half a word is enough. For our client, this results in a complete advice in which the visual and constructive design connect seamlessly.

On November 16, 2020, the new construction of BMW MINI Renova Tilburg officially started. The first pile has been driven for a new building with a beautiful showroom, workshop, offices and parking deck. A beautiful design, if we say so ourselves. With unique elements!

The first floor of the building above the workshop will have a small overhang of about one meter. The showroom, on the other hand, will have an overhang of 7.2 meters long and 20 meters wide. This gives a nice sight, but constructively this still requires attention due to the limited beam heights and the parking deck above. In addition, no extra facilities were allowed for the construction. By making two large trusses, the construction, as designed by Mies Architectuur, can still be technically executed.

We will keep an eye on the construction in the coming period!

Geplaatst op: 11 November 2020

BMW & MINI van Poelgeest in Amstelveen is currently being expanded, so that the building will soon cover more than 11 thousand square meters; twice the size of the old building.

Pelecon is responsible for the design of the main load-bearing structure of the building, which in the future will form part of the new noise barrier along Rijksweg A9 in Amstelveen. Due to the enclosure with a span of 21.0 m, an entire floor has been added and the existing workshop has been considerably expanded. The entire building has new facades and on the motorway side outdoor platforms have been made for exhibiting the latest models.

The construction of the three-storey parking garage is currently in full swing. The aim is to deliver the entire building around the turn of the year.

Freement; an application that contributes to a sustainable building

Geplaatst op: 20 October 2020

THE FOUNDATION, OR FOUNDATION OF A BUILDING, ENSURES THAT THE WEIGHT OF THE BUILDING IS TRANSFERRED TO THE LOADING SUBSTRATE AND / OR POSTS. AT PELECON WE ADVISE PROJECT DEVELOPERS, ARCHITECTS AND CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES ON THE APPLICATION OF CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS, among other things. IN WHICH WE LATTY RECOMMEND THE SUSTAINABLE FOUNDATION, ALSO “FREEMENT”, MORE OFTEN. BUT WHAT IS THAT FREEMENT CONCRETE ACTUALLY?

After water, concrete is the most used product in the world and is made up of the raw materials gravel, sand and cement. A great product, but almost 9 percent of global CO2 emissions originate from concrete. Freement has been developed to reduce this figure. Freement is a circular concrete mortar where recycled cement is used. This is extracted from concrete rubble from demolition buildings.

RECYCLING CONCRETE

Recycling of concrete has been going on for as long as concrete has been used. In the form of rubble granulate, this product serves as a substrate for road construction, among other things. This residual flow is seen as a low-value residual product. Unlike traditional coarse concrete crushers, the Smart Liberator subtly rubs and turns cement stone from concrete debris and “liberates” it into reusable cement. This makes the original components reusable, so that the cement part in particular can again serve as a high-quality product. By re-adding gravel and sand, the correct dosage is again created and ultimately the recycled concrete: “Freement”. The worldwide application of the circular Freement results in up to nine percent less CO2 emissions. And it fully fits in with the ever-increasing desire to build as sustainably as possible.

PELECON APPLIES FREEMENT IN ADVICE

Pelecon was the first in the Netherlands to use this type of concrete in the construction design of a building foundation. We are very enthusiastic about this type of concrete and will therefore always include it in our advice as a potential sustainability solution. But it does not stop there, we generally continue to look for smart solutions to make the buildings for which we constructively calculate increasingly sustainable. After all, we never sit still!

New headquaters and test center for Snoeks Automotive

Geplaatst op: 20 July 2020

Heembouw realized a new location for Snoeks Automotive in Nieuw-Vennep. Snoeks Automotive is the world’s leading partner for car manufacturers to expand the product range by providing innovative modification concepts that further enhance the utility and market opportunities of vans. The new building in Nieuw-Vennep is a test center and head office.

Pelecon was the main structural engineer for this project and, together with Heembouw Architecten, designed and elaborated the building.