The Concrete building of the year competition 2017  participates 19 buildings

The Concrete building of the year competition 2017 participates 19 buildings

19 buildings were submitted to the competition "Concrete construction of the year 2017" organized by the Estonian Concrete Association and the Estonian Building Materials Manufacturers Association.

Concrete as the most widely used domestic building material has been widely used in the last year, "said Tiit Roots, Chairman of the Board of the Estonian Concrete Company. "There are a lot of outstanding buildings and facilities where concrete plays an important role," Roots added.

The board of the Estonian Concrete Association confirmed all 19 constructions that were nominated for the "Concrete Building of the Year 2017" competition.

"Concrete building of the year 2017" candidates for the title: industrial, commercial, agricultural and office buildings, private houses, apartment buildings, health centers, "said Toomas Vainola, Executive Director of Estonian Concrete Association. "But also a modern museum and zoo, a nursing home, a tram system with a tunnel, a school classroom, a renovated old concrete building."

According to Vainola, the nominees display quite a lot of multiplicity of opportunities of today's Estonian construction market.

Applicants for the tilte of concrete building of the year 2017
1. Alter Group commercial building – Võru tn 162, Tartu;
2. Aravete Agro silo storage – Mägise küla, Ambla vald, Järvamaa;
3. Balti jaama market – Kopli 1, Põhja-Tallinn, Tallinn;
4. Office building – Peterburi tee 2F, Lasnamäe, Tallinn;
5. Residential building in Kangru small town – Kullerkupu 23, Kangru small town, Kiili municipality, Harju county;
6 Residential building in Viimsi – Viimsi municipality, Harju county;
7. Film museum – Pirita road 64, Tallinn;
8. Care home Skärvet – Växjö, Sweden;
9. Apartmentbuilding – Pikk tn 43, 45, 47, Tartu;
10. Warehouse Hotel - Allika Industrial Park, Angerja road 42, Harku municipality, Harju county;
11. Luther Business House Machine Shop - Luther Business House, Vana-Lõuna 39/1, Tallinn;
12. Mustamäe Health center- Ehitajate road 27, Mustamäe, Tallinn
13. Rocca al Mare School Outdoor Classroom Ateena - Vabaõhumuuseumi road 8, Haabersti, Tallinn;
14. Stera production building - Allika Industrial Park, Angerja road 53, Harku municipality, Harju county;
15. Infrastructure for the tram line at Tallinn Airport - Lasnamäe, Tallinn;
16. Exhibition of polar bears in the Zoo of Tallinn - Paldiski road 145, Haabersti, Tallinn;
17. Veerenni Health Center - Veerenni 53A, Tallinn;
18. Teachers' Home - Uuslinna 3a, Lasnamäe, Tallinn.
19. Commercial Building with Parking House - Mustamäe road 3, Kristiine, Tallinn.

The Concrete building of the year 2017
Care home in Skärvet;Apartment buildings in Tartu; Mustamäe Health center

 

Look also: 2017 nominees

The aim of the competition is to find and highlight the buildings, whose appearance and effective and economical performance demonstrate the advantages and potential of concrete as a domestic material.

The object or procedure wins, where a significant contribution has been made to the work of registered traders in Estonia and concrete materials delivered from Estonia. When choosing a winning work, it is also taken into account the professionalism and the level of competence, quality and innovation of the design and construction of the object.

The main prize belongs to the author of the work. Special marking for winning object´s customer, designer, builder, concrete and formwork supplier.

The jury of the competition for the eighteenth time will be represented by representatives of the Estonian Association of Architects, the Estonian Concrete Association, the Estonian Construction Entrepreneurs Association, the Estonian Association of Civil Engineers, the Association of Estonian Construction Consultancy Companies, the Estonian Building Materials Manufacturers Association, the Kunda NordicTsemendi and the construction journalists.

The jury will start its work in January.

The winner will be announced on the Concrete Day on March 14, 2018.

 

Source: Estonian Concrete Association

E-Betoonelement has entered three sites for the Concrete Building of the Year competition

E-Betoonelement has entered three sites for the Concrete Building of the Year competition

E-Betoonelement entered three nominees for the Concrete Building of the Year 2017 competition organised by the Estonian Concrete Association and the Association of Construction Material Producers of Estonia.


Nursing home Skärvet, Växjö, Southern Sweden

Architect: Kjellander and Sjöberg Architects
Developer: Strängbetong AB
Builder: Strängbetong AB
Supplier of concrete products: AS E-Betoonelement, Strängbetong AB

Justification for the proposal: The buildings have facade elements with an exclusive and unusual appearance. These are inspired by textile. Embroidery and knitting patterns are recognisable on the facade. One facade features four different alternating patterns.

Nursing home Skärvet, Växjö, Southern Sweden

 

Apartment buildings Pikk street 43, 45, 47, Tartu
Customer: Avaare Kinnisvara OÜ
Architect: Kauss Arhitektuur OÜ
Developer: Tari AS
Builder, main contractor and performer of concrete work: Ehitustrust AS, E-Betoonelement AS
Supplier of concrete products: AS E-Betoonelement, Strängbetong AB

Justification for the proposal: Apartment buildings are built using prefabricated reinforced concrete panels, and the concept of buildings is based on functionality, suitability in the environment and energy efficiency.
The facade of buildings on Pikk Street is eye-catching – it uses stripes of two different width and closeness, painted dark.
The buildings are insulated using PIR insulation, which hasn’t been used a lot in Estonian projects. It is a material with very low thermal conductivity that significantly reduces the heating need of buildings in the winter.

Apartment buildings Pikk street 43, 45, 47, Tartu

 

Mustamäe Health Centre – Ehitajate tee 27, Tallinn
Tellija: Lääne-Tallinna Keskhaigla
Architect: Visuaal OÜ
Developer: Ehitusekspertiisibüroo OÜ
Builder, main contractor and performer of concrete work: Building company Rand & Tuulberg AS, E-Betoonelement AS
Supplier of concrete products: AS E-Betoonelement

Justification for the proposal: A building with a very interesting architectural and functional design with a circular atrium passing through all the floors in the centre of the building. The building expertly combines glass and concrete with the front facade made of glass and smoothly transitioning into concrete. The curved facade of the building is intended for the sake of appearance, but it also offers functionality, helping to save space and plan offices better. The building places great emphasis on energy efficiency, which is assisted by the energy storage capacity of concrete elements. Mustamäe District has gained an energy efficient building that serves the interests of the population and easily blends into the environment.

Mustamäe Health center, Ehitajate road 27

 

 

In addition, the E-Betoonelement's buildings will take part in the competition:

Veerenni Health Center
Asukoht: Veerenni 53A, Tallinn
Customer: Veerenni Health Center
Architecture: Sirkel&Mall OÜ (Veiko Tein)
Developer: Sirkel&Mall OÜ (Heigo Tuttelberg)
Builder: Ehitusfirma Rand ja Tuulberg AS
Concrete work: E-Betoonelement AS, Lemminkäinen AS, Viacel OÜ, Savekate OÜ
Supplier of concrete products: AS E-Betoonelement

Stera production building at Allika Industrial park
Location: Allika Industrial park, Angerja road 53, Harku municipality, Harju county
Customer: Harju Elekter AS
Architecture: Architec OÜ (Andres Orav)
Developer: E-Betoonelement AS
Builder: Ehitusfirma Rand ja Tuulberg AS
Concrete work: HR Tecno OÜ, E-Betoonelement AS
Supplier of concrete products: AS E-Betoonelement

Warehouse hotel at Allika Industrial park
Location: Allika Industrial park, Angerja road 53, Harku municipality, Harju county
Customer: Harju Elekter AS
Architecture: Architec OÜ (Andres Orav)
Developer: E-Betoonelement AS
Builder: Ehitusfirma Rand ja Tuulberg AS
Concrete work: HR Tecno OÜ, E-Betoonelement AS
Supplier of concrete products: AS E-Betoonelement

Market at Balti Jaam
Location: Kopli 1, Tallinn
Customer: Astri Kinnisvara OÜ
Architecture: KOKO Arhitektid OÜ (Raivo Kotov)
Developer: Neoprojekt OÜ (Marti Sein)
Builder: Mapri Ehitus OÜ
Concrete work: Mapri Ehitus OÜ, FCC OÜ, Reme Grupp OÜ, Bildex Grupp OÜ
Supplier of concrete products: AS E-Betoonelement
Concrete: Rudus AS
Form work: Doka Eesti OÜ

Film museum
Location: Pirita road 64, Tallinn
Customer: Estonian museum of History
Architecture: OA OÜ (Anto Savi, Jürgen Lepper, Margus Soonets)
Developer: Virtex OÜ (Konstantin Kublov)
Builder: Oma Ehitaja AS
Concrete work: Raunopol AS
Supplier of concrete products: AS E-Betoonelement
Concrete: HC Betoon AS
Form work: Peri AS

The winner of the competition will be announced on the Concrete Day taking place in March of next year.

The Estonian Concrete Association has published a new guideline

The Estonian Concrete Association has published a new guideline

The Concrete Association of Estonia has published a new guideline BÜ2-2017: Concrete and Reinforced Concrete. Specification, Technology, Quality, Conformity Assessment. It is a new, updated edition of the guideline of the Concrete Association published in 2006.

“Over the decade from the publication of the first edition of the BÜ2 there have been important changes in the legislation, standards as well as several instruction manuals of both the European Union and Estonia,” said Tiit Roots, chairman of the management board of the Concrete Association of Estonia. “Publishing the new, updated guideline is relevant and necessary in every way,” Roots added.

Authors of the guideline are Associate Professor Emeritus Toomas Laur and Professor Irene Lill of the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture of the School of Engineering of the Tallinn University of Technology.

 

The book "BÜ2-2017 Concrete and reinforced concrete"

"All instructions from the Concrete Company, including BÜ2, have been designed with the aim of helping building contractors, designers and builders, and in this regard, due to the lack of Estonian national building norms, it is intended to fill this gap," said Toomas Laur. "In reference to the contracts, the guidelines could be binding on the assessment of the quality of concrete and reinforced concrete structures. Guides can also be manuals for manufacturers and other points of contact with concrete and reinforced concrete structures, including universities and vocational training centers, "added Laur.

According to Toomas Laur, the instructions of the Concrete Association could be accepted by the parties of the construction process in carrying out corresponding technical-economic analyzes, concluding works contracts or taking other relevant decisions.

Book appearance data:
Compilers: Toomas Laur, Irene Lill;
119 lk;
Designer: Eneken Moorlat;
Printed in AS Pakett in 500 copies
ISBN 978-9949-9993-0-9.

The new guideline is available at the Estonian Concrete Association as well as the Estonian Building Centre.

The Estonian Concrete Association is a association that promotes the use of concrete as a building material for domestic use, which includes 58 companies, organizations and private individuals.

 

Source: Estonian Concrete Association

Additional information:
Tiit Roots, Chairman of the Board of the Estonian Concrete Association
Phone: 50 42 228; e-mail: tiit@peri.ee

CABRO team set up fish farming containers in Finland

CABRO team set up fish farming containers in Finland

CABRO team in co-operation with sister companies Parma OY and Swetrak AS erected containers for Finnish fish farm OY FinnForel in Varkaus.

Object: OY FinnForel’s fish farming containers
Address: Varkaus, Soome
Customer: Parma OY
Contracting: design, elements, transport and assembly
Project manager: Kaido Kindel

Project manager of E-Betoonelement Kaido Kindel:“It was a fairly sizable contract. We installed seventeen 5.3 m tall containers for the fish farm, ten of which were nearly 560 m3 and seven of which nearly 260 m3 in size. The containers were installed in fairly tight conditions, which set certain restrictions on using equipment and assembling elements. Despite the tight schedule of the contract, assembly work went smoothly and the feedback from the customer was very positive.”

Finnish Fish Tanks

 

Acontank™ farm container comprises reinforced concrete modular wall elements. The manufacturing of these in the factory ensures the quality of elements, and the modular system ensures the operative assembly thereof at the site. The container is designed according to the customer’s specifications (required storage volume, usable operating technology) and in accordance with the conditions at the site (load bearing capacity and relief of the surface, level of soil water). More information here.

The container solution offered by the CABRO team includes a complete manufacturing cycle of the container from consultation and design to assembly and maintenance during the warranty period.

What is the best Estonian concrete building in the year 2017?

What is the best Estonian concrete building in the year 2017?

Concrete Association of Estonia and Association of Construction Material Producers of Estonia have announced the „Concrete Building of the Year 2017“ competition. The aim of the contest is to contribute to the architectural concrete, concrete construction and concrete technology development, as well as to raise the reputation of concrete as a domestic building material.

„Concrete as the most widely used building material has perpetuated itself into the solid choice of the builder. This year has concrete been more widely used,” says the chairman of the Concrete Association of Estonia Tiit Roots. „This year, a number of important buildings will be established. We expect them to take part in our competition,” added Roots.

Conditions to enter the concrete building contest:
- Buildings – structures and constructions – that will be delivered to the owner during the year 2017;
- Buildings that have previously not been submitted to the competition.
- Also designs and proceedings can be submitted.

The winner of the contest is a proceeding or object that invests in the work of the entrepreneurs registered in Estonia and concrete material purveyed locally. Professional engineering and construction is also an important aspect of the selection process, also exactingness, quality and innovation of the contestant.

The grand prix goes to the author of the winning idea. The owner, engineer, constructor, supplier of formwork and concrete producer will be denoted.

The jury comprises of representatives of the Union of Estonian Architects, the Concrete Association of Estonia, the Estonian Association of Civil Engineers, the Estonian Association of Construction Entrepreneurs, the Estonian Association of Architectural and Consulting Engineering Companies, the Association of Construction Material Producers of Estonia, AS Kunda Nordic Tsement and constructional media. The jury is summoned by the promoter of the contest.

The deadline of submission is the 1st of December 2017.

The winner will be announced on the Estonian Concrete Day in March 2018.

Eesti Rahva Muuseum, winner of 2016. Photo: Estonian Concrete Association

Additional information:
Tiit Roots, Chairman of the Board of the Estonian Concrete Association
AS Peri project manager
Phone: 50 42 228; e-mail: tiit@peri.ee

Source: Estonian Concrete Association

Concrete Technology Day takes place on 11 October

Concrete Technology Day takes place on 11 October

This year’s Concrete Technology Day takes place on 11 October in the hall of the Tallinn University of Applied Sciences, Pärnu mnt 62, Tallinn.

AGENDA

11:40 Registration
12:00 Opening remarks, introduction
12:10 Concreting in a high-rise building on the example of Maakri office building
Veiko Sumre, AS Merko Ehitus Estonia
Tiit Roots,, AS Peri
13:00 Moulding concrete at the construction of Estonian National Museum
The pros and cons through the eyes of supervision
Raigo Kalamees, Riigi Kinnisvara AS
14:10 Coffee break in the IV floor lobby
14:50 Underwater concreting
Kaido Peremees, Tuukritööd OÜ
15.20 Putzmeister – Our potential in a global competition
Tim Eberwein, Putzmeister, International Sales Engineer
16:40 Summary of the Technology Day

Participation requires registration by 5 October at the latest

Participants will receive an EITC 4.0 Advanced training points. We ask you to send the registration plates by e-mail to the 5th of October to address betoon@betoon.org

The registration form is attached to the invitation.

Participation fee is 55 euros.

Members of the Estonian Concrete Association - 40 euros
TTK and TTU daily students and lecturers - free of charge.
VAT is added to the price by 20%.

Participation fee includes: participation in training, training materials, coffee breaks.
Additional information: phone 648 1918; e-mail: www.betoon.org

Download the registration form from HERE.