November 12, 2014

Office building in Helsinki - with Deltabeams

I visited a building site in Pasila, Helsinki with some Asian guests on Monday.  Construction company Lemminkäinen got applauses for their work - the site was tidy and well organized.
 
Three 7-floor office towers under work, only some 60 persons working at the building site. And the whole project finished within 1.5 years. Amazing speed, with amazing skill. And of course all this with precast floor slabs, precast wall panels, Peikko´s Deltabeams and composite columns. 
 
 



November 1, 2014

Efficient construction in Al Khobar

No, Saudi Arabia is not a merely a low-efficiency, dirty cast-in-place market. Also precast has its place, and is growing.

I had an opportunity to visit “Al Rashid Abetong” job site, which was clean and efficient in all respects. The material stock of the job site was almost non-existent, the elements were brought in just on time.  These three residential towers and a hotel was under construction in Al Khobar, Eastern province of Saudi Arabia with an impressive speed of whole frame up within 22 months.
For me of course the nicest thing was to see the various Peikko items used in the job site. Glad to have Peikko components in such a speedy and quality focused building site!

Three apartment towers erected, now the hotel is on the way

Column under installation

12 Peikko column shoes per column

Wall shoes at the bottom of the wall element