Marie Curie School’s Timber and Steel Structures Preliminary Design in Fontoy, France

Customer Project

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The client of Dlubal Software BET Moselle Bois was commissioned by the general contractor Demathieu Bard Construction to carry out a pre-dimensioning of the wood and metal frames for two buildings of the Marie Curie college in Fontoy, in Moselle.

Owner Moselle District, France
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Architect KL Architectes, Metz, France

Bagard & Luron Architectes, Nancy, France

Structural Design BMB-BET Moselle Bois, Saint Julien Lès Metz, France
General Contractor Demathieu Bard Construction, Montigny-lès-Metz, France

RFEM Data for the Bicycle Shelter


New School Building Entrance

The school’s entrance wood structure is a half glued-laminated timber frame. The connections by embedding between the posts and the rafters are carried out using web plates. In the upper section, the rafters are supported at one end on a concrete wall.

The timber posts include a pinned support to the concrete floor with members spanning between each post.

A longitudinal beam further supports the roof purlins.

New Bicycle Shelter

The bicycle shelter includes a steel frame with circular columns pinned at the ground level. The purlins and rafters are I-sections. The columns are rigidly connected to the rafters. An I-section plate is welded at the top of the column to secure connection with the purlins.

The frames are oriented in the longitudinal direction and the purlins are fixed on each side.

A vertical slat cladding at the roof level is attached to the top purlins and bottom plates.

Structural Design

BET Moselle Bois carried out the 3D frame preliminary design utilizing the structural analysis software RFEM. The required designs according to Eurocode 5 for the timber structure and Eurocode 3 for the steel structure were performed with the RF-TIMBER Pro and RF-STEEL EC3 add-on modules.

Project Location

Rue de Verdun
57650 Fontoy

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