April 19, 2016

Great hospital, great new buildings coming

One of my Peikko colleague had a very unfortunate situation, when his 1-year-old child had medical problems and had to be taken into one of the central hospitals of Finland, the University Hospital of Tampere.  In the hospital my colleague was allowed to sleep the night with his child, and guess what he saw from the window of the hospital room? Peikko’s DELTABEAMS®

Peikko is currently delivering DELTABEAMS® to the Tampere University Hospital TAYS extension called “ETUPIHA”, built by the construction company SRV. We are proud to be involved in this hospital project. 

The enclosed picture was taken by my colleague, who sent it to his Peikko friends stating that “Even when I am in a hospital with my sick child, I still see just DELTABEAMS® in front of me!!!!"

April 14, 2016

Which one would you choose? A truss or a DELTABEAM?

Peikko has been part of constructing a shopping mall called ISO OMENA in Espoo, Finland. The construction has been done in several phases, and the last phase was given to Peikko to deliver from the construction company SKANSKA.

In the phase that Peikko delivered, even in the case of very high loadings, Peikko's DELTABEAMS were used, and the beams had a height up to 700 mm/ 70 cm. 

Due to the contracting of various phases, the phase that Peikko's products were used were in part fully joined with the earlier phase, made by another building method by another company.

Please see below a sample of this kind of section where on the left you can see (in dark grey) competitor's solution, and the right (in white), the bottom flange of Peikko's DELTABEAM. 

Which ceiling part one looks better? :-) 

April 11, 2016

The magic combination of concrete, steel & wood

Life is never black and white, and many times various combinations make things great. This is also very true when comparing construction materials, such as wood, concrete or steel.

Have a look at enclosed pictures from a building site in Switzerland, where Deltabeams were used in combination of wooden slab & wooden columns. The object is a LANDI shop in Zweisimmen, Switzerland, designed and built by a company Strüby.