Edelweiss Industrial Park Workshop in Münchwilen, Switzerland
The Edelweiss Industrial Park Münchwilen combines modern office space and storage facilities with a production hall. The timber structure with a timber-concrete composite ceiling forms an interesting structure that is an excellent example of modern and efficient construction.
Edelweiss Fenster AG
ART OF LOFT
|Structural engineering (timber structure) and fire protection||
B3 Kolb AG
Storage space and office facilities are located in the upper part, while a production hall has been set up on the main floor.
The Swiss Dlubal customer B3 Kolb AG was responsible for the construction. The FEA program RFEM was used to perform the structural analysis.
Structure and Design
Approximately 850 m³ of timber was used during the workshop construction. The central girder of the first floor ceiling is supported by several timber columns (BauBuche is the German timber product name), absorbing column loads of up to 3650 kN.
Any workshop needs a certain flexibility, which was taken into account by this project. The result is a timber-concrete composite floor slab that is able to carry high loads despite the large span. In addition, this structural system ensures a good noise and fire protection.
In order to connect the timber beams with the concrete slab in a shear resistant manner, 13,000 PROFIX PHBV connectors were used on an area of 21,528 ft². Comparable composite systems require much more connectors. This way, time was saved, and the cross-section of the main girder was reduced. Overall, the chosen construction saved approx. 6% of the wooden volume.
Project LocationEdelweiss Industrial Park
9542 Münchwilen, Switzerland
Hall Timber Concrete Composite Slab
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