Fuente del Jarro

Tags: industrial, steel, new build

Related projects: Heathrow Terminal 1

Fuente del Jarro
Fuente del Jarro
Fuente del Jarro
Fuente del Jarro
Fuente del Jarro
Fuente del Jarro

This two storey factory building was designed for a very heavy factory occupancy load of 15kN/m2, and the floors span 25m. Splitting these trusses into V shapes reduced the span of the floor slab, and burying the top chord in the concrete floor compositely made a 30% saving in steel and reduced the quantity of suspended concrete in the building by 50%. The use of flat tension plates to the underside instead of clevis connected tendons reduced the height of the truss over the travelling crane by 100mm shortening the building.

 

Awards

  1. Structural Awards 2008 for Industrial or Process Structures, commendation, Jan 2008