May 27, 2014

Car parks vs. car parks. Deltabeam is a solution.

This is a picture taken by my colleague in Beverly Hills, California, next to Macy´s department store. Build very recently.  

These are the pictures I took 2 weeks ago from London, Ontario, a car park made by Deltabeams, located next to a high-rise residential building. Build very recently.

If you were an investor, which one would you choose to attract your customers?

Note: In the above picture, construction time most likely to be longer, floor height higher. Costs between the two are not greatly different.

May 20, 2014

High-rise precasting near Toronto, Canada

It was a great pleasure for me to visit a customer and a co-operation partner of "Stubbe´s Precast" the other day. Located near Toronto, Canada the company is a good example of a well-managed, independent and family-owned precast operation.
The goal to increase the customer benefits was visible in all the discussions I took part in, whether the discussion was about design systems, manufacturing machinery, detailed technologies of individual products or some other changes. And a lot was on-going at Stubbe´s.
I was also impressed about the quality of exterior wall surfaces. None of the individual applications was rocket science itself, again, I have seldom seen so many different applications in one factory premises. Impressive!
All in all, I am proud that Peikko can do co-operation with Stubbe´s, also with Deltabeams. 
Efficient factory in the countryside, plenty of space to grow.

These look tiles, however, they are not tiles.

Bill Stubbe, in front of a element.
The pattern looks like stones, again, they are not stones.

May 2, 2014

Peikko connections – for the pure amusement

One of the oddest projects during last winter months for Peikko´s wind turbine foundation team was a special project in the amusement park of Linnanmäki in Helsinki.

The project itself was small, however, difficult in communication, time table and technical application. After all, the project was done and customer requirements were met.
What was the project about? A new 75 meter machine to take people up and then to release people down with extreme speed, up to 23 m/s. This new ride called the “KINGI” should be the hit of the season.

And what did Peikko do exactly? Provided the foundation of this KINGI: design, anchoring system etc. Our wind turbine foundation team worked on the project exactly similar to normal wind turbine foundation, again, the usage was not to make energy this time. Or maybe the rides will, after all, produce a lot of positive energy for the persons taking them, who knows?