Peikko Group’s Finnish subsidiary Peikko Finland Oy has received a substantial order for DELTABEAM® Composite Beams to the Väre-building of Aalto University, located near Helsinki, Finland. Order comprises 6.6 kilometers of DELTABEAM® Composite Beams and large amount of other steel structures for the first and second phase of the project. The deliveries for the first phase started in March 2016 and deliveries for the second phase are planned to continue until May 2017.
Developer of the building is Aalto Yliopistokiinteistöt. Main contractor of the project is SRV and A-Insinöörit is responsible for the project management. Precasters of the project are Parma and Betonimestarit. Structural design of the Campus was made by Wise Group and architectural design of the project is created by Verstas architects. The 34.000 m2 extension of the campus is estimated to be completed in 2019. The new Väre-building will become the focal point of Aalto University, combining university premises to Aalto metro station and commercial services.
“Architectural design of the project was very versatile and demanding structural matrix based on Alvar Aalto's main building and library. DELTABEAM® was excellent choice for this project enabling flexible learning spaces and open public areas. Use of the DELTABEAM® Composite Beams also supported project’s structural design in the most challenging shapes, and made unique architectural design possible bringing a new fresh layer for the Aalto University.”, states Esa Rusila, Managing Director of Peikko Finland.
Esa Rusila, Managing Director, Peikko Finland Oy,
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DELTABEAM® is Peikko’s composite slim-floor system for multi-storey buildings of any kind. It allows flexibility for layout changes throughout the service life of the building, and enables easy HVAC installations. With the use of DELTABEAM® the depth of the whole structure can be reduced, which means savings in construction time and costs as well as in heating and cooling costs. DELTABEAM® enables different kinds of cantilevers and architecturally challenging façade solutions without the use of in-situ casting.
Peikko Group in brief:
Peikko Group Corporation is a leading global supplier of concrete connections and composite structures. Peikko’s innovative solutions make customers’ building processes faster, easier, and more reliable. Peikko has subsidiaries in 30 countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and North America, with manufacturing operations in 9 countries. Peikko’s estimated turnover in 2016 is EUR 170 million. Peikko is a family-owned and run company that employs over 1400 professionals. Peikko was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Lahti, Finland. Further information: www.peikko.com.