Peikko Group’s Norwegian subsidiary Peikko Norge has received a substantial order for the university extension in Tromsø, Norway. The order comprises 2.4 kilometers of DELTABEAM® Composite Beams. The deliveries are scheduled for autumn 2016.
The expansion comprises 19,000 m2 new space for the School of Medicine and Healthcare. The existing old part of the building from year 1980 will also be renovated in connection with the expansion. Developer of the university expansion is Statsbygg. Structural design for the project has been made by COWI and architectural design by RATIO arkitekter. Bjørn Bygg is the general contractor of the extension which will be finalized in 2018.
”In 2013, DELTABEAM® was used in an expansion of the Tromsø university and it proved to be an excellent solution. It is great to again be part of a similar project. DELTABEAM® benefits in these two projects are clear; fast construction, no additional fire proofing needed on site and the long spans allowing flexible layout changes”, states Topi Paananen, CEO of Peikko Group Corporation.
Topi Paananen, CEO, Peikko Group Corporation,
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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 turnover in 2015 was EUR 155 million. Peikko is a family-owned and run company that employs over 1200 professionals. Peikko was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Lahti, Finland. Further information: www.peikko.com