The winner of the Concrete Building of the Year 2020 award to be announced on the Concrete Day on 1 July

The winner of the Concrete Building of the Year 2020 award to be announced on the Concrete Day on 1 July

On Thursday, July 1, 2021, on the annual Concrete Day, the winner of "The Concrete Building of the Year 2020" will be announced. The event will take place at Vaba Lava, Telliskivi Creative City (Telliskivi 60a, Tallinn), from 13.00 to 18.00.

Programme

13:00 – Opening of the Concrete Day
Host of the Concrete Day - Urmas Vaino, Eesti TV journalist

13:10 – Greeting
Imre Leetma, Chairman of the Estonian Concrete Association

13:15 – Leonhard Lapin, presentation of "Arhitektoon 30"
Leonhard Lapin, Professor Emeritus of the Estonian Academy of Arts, architect and artist
Triin Ojari, Director of the Estonian Museum of Architecture

13:35 – THE HIMMELB(L)AU EXPERIMENT
Wolf D. Prix, COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, Vienna/Los Angeles
The presentation is in English.

14:15 Coffee break

15.35 Presenation of the book "Betooniraamat. Eesti 21. sajandi betoonehitis"
Karin Paulus, art historian
Toomas Vainola, CEO of the Estonian Concrete Association

16:45 – Summaries of the competition "Concrete Building of the Year 2019"
ja võitjate väljakuulutamine
Aadu Kana, chairman of the jury of the competition, honorary member of the Concrete Association of Estonia.

16:45 – Buffet reception

18:00 – The end of the Concrete Day

 

Who is Wolf D. Prix?

Austria arhitekt Wolf D. Prix (s 1942. a Viinis) on arhitektuuribüroo COOP HIMMELB(L)AU kaasasutaja ning ühtlasi selle disaini- ja tegevjuht. Ta on õppinud arhitektuuri Viini Tehnikaülikoolis, Londoni Arhitektuuri Assotsiatsioonis ning Los Angeleses asuvas Lõuna-Kalifornia Arhitektuuri Instituudis. 1990-2011 töötas ta arhitektuuriprofessorina Viini Kunstiülikoolis.

Wolf d. Prix on Austria Föderaalse Arhitektide ja Insenerkonsultantide Koja, Saksa Arhitektide Liidu (BDA), Briti Arhitektide Kuningliku Instituudi (RIBA), Santa Clara Arhitektuuriliidu (Kuuba) ja Ameerika Arhitektide Instituudi (FAIA) liige.
Ta on Euroopa Teadus-ja Kunstiakadeemia ning Austria Kunsti Senati alaline liige.

Ettevõtte tuntuimad rahvusvahelised projektid on Falkestrasse pööningu ümberehitus Viinis, multifunktsionaalne UFA Kinokeskus Dresdenis, BMW Welt Münchenis, Akroni Kunstimuuseum Ohios, Visuaal-ja Etenduskunstide Keskkool #9 Los Angelses, Busani Kinokeskus Koreas, Daliani Rahvusvaheline konverentsikeskus Hiinas ja Aalborgi Muusikamaja Taanis.
Hiljuti on valminud teadus-ja antropoloogiakeskus Musee des Confluences Lyonis Prantsusmaal, Euroopa Keskpank Frankfurtis Saksamaal, Kaasaegse Kunsti Muuseum ja Planeerimise Näitus (MOCAPE) Shezhenis Hiinas ning PANEUM Astenis Austrias.

Wolf D. Prix peetakse dekonstruktivistliku arhitektuuriliikumise üheks algatajaks.
COOP HIMMELB(L)AU rahvusvaheline läbimurre saabus 1988. aastal New Yorgi Moodsa Kunsti Muuseumis (MoMA) peetud näitusega „Dekonstruktivistlik arhitektuur”. Läbi aastate on Wolf D. Prix/ COOP HIMMELB(L)AU pälvinud mitmeid rahvusvahelisi arhitektuuriauhindu. Bürood on kaheksal korral kutsutud osalema Veneetsia Arhitektuuribiennaalil.

COOP HIMMELB(L)AU asutati 1968. aastal Viinis ning on sellest ajast peale tegutsenud Wolf D. Prix käe all arhitektuuris, linnaplaneerimises, disainis ja kunstis.
Arhitektuuribüroo avas oma teise kontori 1988 Los Angeleses, USA-s.

 

Admission is by registration!

Registreerida palutakse hiljemalt 22. juuniks: www.betoon.org/sundmused/betoonipaev/2021-2

Read more:
Estonian Concrete Association
Phone: 648 1918
e-mail: betoon@betoon.org 
www.betoon.org

Source: Betoonipäev 2021 : Eesti Betooniühing

 

State of the art of technology for surface 
treatment of precast panels in Estonia

State of the art of technology for surface treatment of precast panels in Estonia

E-Betoonelement, the Estonian subsidiary of the Consolis group, one of the world leaders in precast concrete solutions, has just acquired a new machine that pushes back the boundaries of creativity in the construction of buildings. The machine chosen enables the automated and rapid production of prefabricated concrete surfaces with complex graphic effects”;

the benefits of the machine, in simple words, are as follows:

  • it is possible to get every kind of different effect: polishing, honing, brushing, bush hammering etc.;
  • by using some additional devices, (such as pumps and nozzles), it is possible to get a water-washed effect (exposed aggregates);
  • complicated geometries can be treated (such as curved surfaces or panels with multiple surfaces angulated in relation to each other);
  • treatment of big size panels (up to 40 sqm) is possible in less than one hour in a fully automated way.

The different tools applied on the different working heads can follow the profile of the elements (flat or curved surfaces) and perform a series of different operations, such as special engravings, cutting operations and others.

By using different ways, fully automatic or manual, the operator will transfer all the information necessary to define the shape of the panel: the real panel perimeter, the presence of encumbrances or openings (such as openings for windows and doors), different features to be realized, such as engravings for technical purposes or simply for a company logo.

IKEA concept store will be built using elements

IKEA concept store will be built using elements

Photo: IKEA

Nordecon AS and E-Betoonelement OÜ entered into a contract for building the IKEA concept store near Tallinn in the Kurna village, Rae rural municipality.

Project: IKEA concept store
Contracting entity: Nordecon AS
Contract: elements and design work
Project management: Toomas Böttcher
Sales: Neeme Kasela
Deliveries: May to June 2021

E-Betoonelemendi projektijuht Toomas Böttcher: „Hea ja pikaaegse koostööpartneri Nordeconiga sõlmisime koostöölepingu, mille kohaselt tarnime ja projekteerime elemendid IKEA esindushoonele. Lao- ja kontorihoone ehitamiseks tarnime pikasildelised TT-paneelid, postid, talad, õõnespaneelid ja trepid.“
„Nordeconiga koostöös on hetkel valmimas prežtiisne Kalaranna kvartal Linnahalli läheduses,” lisab Toomas Böttcher.

According to Johannes R. Jóhannesson, the CEO of IKEA Baltics: “IKEA entered the Estonian market in August 2019 when an online store and a pick-up point was launched in Tallinn. We are extremely grateful for the successful start that has exceeded our expectations. We are now taking the next step to bring the full IKEA experience to the Estonian people. The new IKEA concept store will allow us to execute the IKEA vision – to offer the best daily life and meet the everyday needs of Estonians in an even more convenient and accessible manner.”

IKEA kauplusest saab pea 30 000 ruutmeetrine 2-korruseline hoone, mis pakub klientidele enam kui 8000 kodusisustuse lahendust ja toodet. Lisaks on hoonesse planeeritud restoran, Rootsi toiduturg ja bistroo. Kogu ehituse lepinguline maht on 23 miljonit eurot.

The assignments of E-Betoonelement will be completed mid-summer, and the building will be fully complete in the autumn of 2022.

News source and additional information: http://www.nordecon.com/uudised/ikea-ja-nordecon-solmisid-lepingu-eestisse-ikea-kaupluse-ehitamiseks-n3190

CABRO ™ agricultural unit to deliver their first silage storages in Latvia

CABRO ™ agricultural unit to deliver their first silage storages in Latvia

In the spring and summer of 2021, CABRO™ agriculture and environment unit will build the first Aconsilo™ feed storages in Latvia.

Kaido Kindel, Head of E-Betoonelement CABRO™ Unit: “We have started cooperation with Latvian farmers and our unit is designing, supplying and installing its first Aconsilo™ silage storage facility in the village of Zentene in the Tukums region. In the second half of May and in August, we will install two more silos in Kakenieki village.”

"CABRO™ agricultural and environmental products unit manufactures modern and economical Aconsilo™ silage and grain storage facilities from concrete elements. It is a high-quality, slim and esthetically pleasing construction that allows you to use machines of up to 20 tons when compressing grass. Aconsilo™ performs its construction works are accurately and fast, and CABRO™ organizes the preparation of technical drawings and all the necessary construction work,” adds Kaido Kindel.

Aconsilo™ silage and grain storages:
- The silage storage can be built either at once or gradually, leaving the possibility of adding sections in the future;
- The elements are made of weather-resistant granite slag concrete K50;
- Element joints are filled with concrete to achieve structural interaction;
- The floors of silage storage sections are built with a slope of 0.5% towards the drain;
- The construction package also includes a silage juices collection system;
- The suggested thickness of the floor plate is 120 mm.

Read more here..

Pilt: Vändra Suurejõe silage storage

E-Betoonelement's parent company Consolis sold the railway unit

E-Betoonelement's parent company Consolis sold the railway unit

E-Betoonelement's parent company Consolis and TowerBrook Capital Partners entered into a transaction for the sales of Rail division.

The agreement has already entered into force and the former Estonian company of the Consolis railway division Swetrak now belongs to the SATEBA Group, which specialises in European concrete sleepers and railway systems. Swetrak OÜ (Sateba Estonia) retains its legal name, however the company's logo will change.

Swetrak uus logo Sateba

SATEBA is a European leader in its field and supplies all major European railway networks. The company employs 1,000 people in ten countries and has annual revenue of 200 million euros.

"This transaction will allow Consolis to focus on its core business. We wish our colleagues success!" said Mikael Stöhr, CEO of Consolis..

Benoit Cattin-Martel, the CEO of SATEBA points out: "This is the beginning of a new adventure, driven by the commitment of our teams, our technological expertise and our close cooperation with all railway companies to advance our responsibility for sustainable development, passenger safety and growth."

The company was officially launched on Monday, April 12, 2021.

https://www.consolis.com/

Focus on safety: avoid accidents at workplace

Focus on safety: avoid accidents at workplace

This week, E-Betoonelement organizes its annual Safety Week that focuses on ensuring safety in factories, offices and home offices. The companies in the Consolis Group, including E-Betoonelement, all strive for accident-free workplace environment. The numbers have improved year to year, but there is still a lot to be done to prevent accidents and achieve a workplace where no accidents occure.

The Safety Week will focus on five different topics, all of which will be covered in more detail: accident-free work environment, line of fire, escape routes, tools, and the prevention of the spread of Covid-19. These topics are covered in theory, but practical examples are given of what accidents have occured and how to avoid them. It is important to note that each employee is responsible for their own safe behavior and is certainly expected to intervene when they see others behave in a non-safe way.

Plant Manager at Harku, Hans Süld: "We have to move towards an accident-free work culture on a daily basis - getting there is not merely a dream, it is possible. Risk behavior must be addressed systematically - you must react when ever you see it, always. The goal is to reach the next level, where an employee is motivated to behave safely towards himself and others without external pressure (orders).”

Tamsalu Factory Manager, Marek Prees: "Without exception, all accidents can be prevented if you behave correctly - this is as simple as that. To behave correctly you have to be aware of the right work methods and, of course, the right tools and personal protective equipment. In this regard, we need to educate our employees every day. It is the responsibility of managers to provide this knowledge to the people, and often we have to take on a role of "an educator". What I would like to remind everyone during the occupational safety week - when you see that something is being done wrong, don't walk away. Don't be afraid of being more caring."

Due to the high rate of the COVID-19 cases in Estonia, the safety week events this year are carried out mostly online, i.e. all workshops take place via screens. Personalized workshops in the factories have been postponed and will later take place in the same work groups that are in daily contact anyway to prevent the possible spread of the coronavirus.