DELTABEAM® Frame in Luxembourg II & III Quebec City, Canada + Rouyn Noranda
The Luxenbourg projects are comprised of 148 apartment units, all built with Peikko Frame.
‘’Our primary objective with structure was to have a system that would go up quickly’’ explains Jean-Simon Généreux, Project Manager for Logisbourg. ‘’With the Peikko Frame, we were able to build at a rate of one floor (12 000 square feet) every 3 to 4 days’’ says Mr. Généreux. The installation sequence was as follows:
Day one: installation of Composite Columns, DELTABEAM® and precast shafts for the entire floor
Day two: installation of 6 000 square feet of hollow core slabs
Day three: installation of 6 000 square feet of hollow core slabs and grouting of the assembly
The subsequent floor can be installed immediately after the grouting of the floor is done.
‘’Peikko solved many of our design challenges’’ explains Claude Fugère of Fugère architecte. ‘’Our first challenge was floor depth: we were limited in height and needed a shallow floor assembly. We worked with a 10’’ (250 mm) slab + beam assembly thanks to DELTABEAM®, with a typical bay size of 26’ x 36’ (8 m X 11 m).’’ The long spans allowed for 4 parking stalls between each column while the shallow assembly allowed for minimum building height.
‘’Another challenge was column size’’ says Mr. Fugère. ‘’We wanted the smallest, fire rated columns to minimize their impact on our interiors’’. Peikko Composite Columns varied in size from Ø 16” (400 mm) toØ 10” (250 mm), making them smaller than concrete columns or dry walled steel columns.
The developer, Logisbourg, has several other projects where Peikko Frame will also be used.
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