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Geplaatst op: 29 March 2021

Sometimes it takes a while before a project for which we have calculated and drawn the construction is completely ready. This also applies to the new departure hall of Rotterdam The Hague Airport. Recently, beautiful photos were taken where the construction of the building is clearly visible.

Would you like to know exactly what our role was within this project? Click here.

Design Rotterdam The Hague Airport: Moen & van Oosten Architekten

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! ”

The future: durability with steel

Geplaatst op: 20 December 2020

We previously wrote about the use of sustainable raw materials for concrete construction. Pelecon was the first in the Netherlands to apply “Freement” in the construction design of a building foundation. Freement is a recycled type of concrete. In addition to durable concrete, it is also increasingly common to use durable steel of higher quality in a steel construction.

We previously wrote about the use of sustainable raw materials for concrete construction. Pelecon was the first in the Netherlands to apply “Freement” in the construction design of a building foundation. Freement is a recycled type of concrete. In addition to durable concrete, it is also increasingly common to use durable steel of higher quality in a steel construction.

Advantages of steel qualities S235 – S35

The material costs for the production of steel grades S235 – S355 are roughly the same. By continuously increasing the production of high quality steel, the costs converge. The current cost ratio in the market between S235 and S355 is approx. 2-5% more expensive for the higher quality. The strength capacity of S355 is 50% stronger compared to S235 steel. By using S355 steel instead of S235 steel in the calculation design, the steel weight of a building structure can be reduced by approximately 20-25%, which is a direct cost and environmental saving

Energy neutral

A steel construction element is dimensionally and wear resistant. Because it can be built tightly, the end result of the structure is airtight. Which, of course, together with good insulation and the installation of solar panels, ensures an ultimately energy-neutral building

Lower environmental impact

Steel is manufactured industrially, there is little or no construction waste. But there are more reasons why sustainable steel has a lower environmental impact.

1. De- and remountable

It is very easy to reuse steel. Then there must be a simple design from which the steel can be disassembled. At Pelecon we are already working within our latest construction designs to design the steel construction in combination with floor elements de- and remontabal.

2. Database for buildings

Another important part is the creation of a database for buildings that we are going to build now and in the future. The current buildings are fully BIM engineered. This means that all building elements can be easily traced back to size and quality. If the building is at the end of its life, the building elements can be selected by means of the BIM models. They can be given a second life in another building or work of art.

3. Biocoat

What also contributes to sustainability is coating the steel structure with an indoor climate by means of Biocoat. This transparent coating of steel structures gives the steel a robust and natural look. This coating is more environmentally friendly than traditional coatings. (www.circulairstaal.nl)

4. Skellet

A sustainable way of building can be done by applying the “Skellet building system”. A Skellet profile has holes on a grid of 25 mm that are used to connect the profiles by means of blind rivets. The Skellet building system therefore only consists of bolted and riveted connections that can be assembled and disassembled without damaging the connecting pieces. The result is dimensional stability and flexibility in design and during construction and the possibility to reuse the profiles. (www.skellet.com)

Positive influence on environmental savings

In short: Today’s steel constructions have an increasingly smaller impact on the environment during the production of the building components up to and including dismantling and recycling or reuse. Pelecon always takes durable steel structures into account when designing. After all, sustainability is a keyword for the future in construction!

Would you like to know more about this? Please contact us via info@pelecon.nl or +31 (0) 182 231 400.

Environmental permit submitted for building plan in Leiden

Geplaatst op: 18 December 2020

With great pleasure and dedication we have contributed to the development of a building plan at 65 Rooseveldstraat in Leiden. Apartments, commercial spaces and a two-storey parking garage will soon be developed here. Today the environmental permit has been submitted for the building that is designed as a concrete construction.

Sustainable

The project in Leiden is a special and sustainable building plan. This is reflected in, among other things, the roof garden that is located on top of the parking garage. Pelecon calculated the construction of the parking garage, so that the roof garden will soon be really safe and accessible for the residents of the complex.

Calculate and draw

In addition to calculating and drawing for the roof garden, Pelecon was responsible for optimizing the construction of the parking garage, so that the columns do not obstruct the entrance and exit of the garage. The garage is column-free as much as possible. In addition, we calculated the floor construction, so that the indoor outdoor spaces could be included in the same floor construction.

Challenging head-wearing construction BMW & MINI Van Poelgeest Amstelveen

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.

The second DC BOL.COM also finished

Geplaatst op: 5 November 2020

The new Bol.com distribution center was completed in July, the (mechanical) equipment is currently being completed, after which the first packages are expected to roll off the production line in 2021. Pelecon was involved early on by the architectural and engineering firm DENC in designing a suitable structural design for the automated systems and in selecting the high-rise racks. “On the basis of this constructive design and the aesthetic design of DENC, we advised, calculated and drawn the foundation and steel construction for the new building”, according to Pelecon constructor Bastiaan Hoefnagel.

Pelecon has designed a completely new construction for the second distribution center. The condition was that the building had to be future-proof and had to be able to accommodate the latest developments in mechanization. That is why an optimal column structure was sought for both the building construction and the mechanization. For the high-rise section, Pelecon advised, among other things, large IPE 750 girders, which enable spans of up to 32 meters.

During the execution, Pelecon was responsible for checking, for example, the reinforcement and steel construction. Now that the construction is ready, we remain involved for questions. For example, with regard to the installation of heavy machinery and installations.

Urban planning has paid attention to the total project of Bol.com. Click here for the articles.

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!

PELECON winner National Steel Prize 2020

Geplaatst op: 14 October 2020

Photo: Project partners of Dokvast, Rhenus, Heembouw, Pelecon and Reijrink.

A PRIZE FOR THE BEST NEW BUILDING, CONVERSION OR RENOVATION PROJECT IN THE NETHERLANDS OR ABROAD WHICH HAS BEEN COMPLETELY OR PARTLY EXECUTED IN STEEL: NOT JUST A PRIZE! WE WON THAT PRIZE! THE “NEW LOGIC III” PROJECT IN TILBURG MEETS ALL THE REQUIREMENTS A WINNER OF THE STEEL PRIZE MUST MEET IN THE “INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION” CATEGORY.

The National Steel Prize has existed since 1971 and is awarded every two years to five projects in five categories. Namely: non-residential construction, industrial construction, housing, infrastructure and characteristic steel building parts. The projects eligible for this prize must, among other things, be wholly or partly executed in steel. The winning New Logic III project met all requirements! The Partners Pelecon structural engineers, Heembouw and Reijrink Staalconstructie, were commissioned by DOKVAST (investor and developer of high-quality and sustainable real estate) to develop this special project for tenant Rhenus Logistics.

HIGH-END DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN SUSTAINABILITY AND ARCHITECTURE

Heembouw Architecten, Heembouw’s own architectural firm, is responsible for the striking design of New Logic III, also known as “The Tube”. The request from the client DOKVAST was challenging: design and realize a high-end distribution center in the field of sustainability and architecture at the Het Laar business park in Tilburg on the A58.

The result is a striking distribution center with a high sustainability score, an eye-catcher and a place where people enjoy working. Taking the dynamics of the motorway as the starting point, the characteristic ellipse shape was created. A large cut-out from the volume makes this shape fascinating and unique for a logistics building. The large canopy on the south side created by the shape of the building acts as sun protection for the large glass surface to allow as much daylight as possible to enter for pleasant working conditions. Circumstances that fits perfect for tenant Rhenus.

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING: TECHNICAL DESIGN OF THE STEEL CONSTRUCTION

Pelecon structural engineers thought along with Heembouw and DOKVAST in the design phase of The Tube. They also gave direction to the constructive options. A 2-layer mezzanine floor has been applied with a total depth of 33.0 m over the entire front construction. From a structural point of view, Pelecon looked for the limits of the column distances in combination with the storey floors. The building design is therefore geared to the maximum floor span of 16.5m1 with a hollow core slab floor of 400. In the other direction spans of 18 meters have been made with integrated HL1000x642 floor beams. The awning has also been a major challenge. This awning is not completely self-supporting, on both sides of the building the large overhang is supported in 2 positions against the 2nd floor.

After the final design phase, Pelecon worked out the technical design in 3D. The working drawings of the foundation also come from the engineering firm. During the BIM sessions, they transferred the model to the suppliers, who put the model in 3D and from where the work continued. As manager, Pelecon checked whether the parties involved delivered what had been agreed in advance. They also carried out follow-up checks at work. In doing so, they checked, as far as visible, whether the steel construction was assembled as shown in the drawing.

CRAFTSMANSHIP IN STEEL HEAD-BEARING CONSTRUCTION

Reijrink Staalconstructie produced, conserved and installed this strong piece of construction work in less than four months. The total main supporting structure consists of about 2,500 tons of steel. They produced the steel construction parts for the halls – fully automatically – in-house. They also preserved the construction parts.

The steel structure of the office, with its characteristic cylindrical parts, was not produced automatically. The curved, three-dimensional steel trusses are purely handmade. The professionals at Reijrink largely applied the correct dimensions by hand. To ensure that the trusses fit seamlessly into the whole, they laid out the trusses on the work floor. The storey girders in the office and the VAS rooms are made of HL girders and HD columns.

WORK TOGETHER FOR THE SAME PURPOSE

Tenant Rhenus can look back on a pleasant cooperation with all parties. It is really a joint project in which all had the same goal: to build a leading building that is an example for logistics new construction. Not only in terms of design and construction, but also in terms of sustainability and innovation.

BREEAM
For the design phase, this DC received a BREEAM Outstanding certificate with a score of 98.48%. The delivery certificate has an even higher score: 99.48%.

Spectacular opening fire station Rotterdam The Hague Airport

Geplaatst op: 6 September 2020

On 1 September, the new fire station at Rotterdam The Hague Airport were festively and spectacularly opened. This assignment has now officially been completed! We are proud of the end result !!

Curious about the spectacular opening? Click here for the video.

Unique building for City Cinema in Roosendaal under construction

Geplaatst op: 16 June 2020

A new City Cinema is being built in the center of Roosendaal for C-Cinemas. This film temple contains six screens of different sizes. Three rooms are located on the first floor level, partly above the outside area and partly above the grand café and kitchen. Two penthouses with roof terrace will be realized on the complex. For the energy supplies, the roofs are used to install solar panels.

The building is constructed from a hollow wall system in combination with hollow core slabs. Where walls could not be used, a steel construction has been designed. That’s exactly where Pelecon can make a difference. Together with Mies Architectuur we made the plan drawings and a model for the overall construction.

Even now that construction is still in full swing, we are involved with the Pelecon constructors in the correct execution of the supplier’s parts. This unique building on the Nieuwstraat will be completed this year.