Art museum

25 April 2008

Dicker Construction Has used Peri's Vario GT 24 girder wall formwork, RSS III, RS 1000 and RS 1400 push-pull props and GT 24 lattice girders during construction of the new Würth Art Museum in Erstein, France.

Up to 14 m high, the exterior walls use a fair-faced, self - compacting concrete. This meant Peri's engineers had to design the formwork system so it was capable of handling the pressure of 120 kN/m2 during forming. Following Peri's technical advice, Dicker chose to use the company's high load-bearing GT 24 lattice girders, installed with a maximum spacing of 200 mm. These provided load transfer into the steel wall ties, with the architect specifying a uniform anchor grid of 1,20 by 0,85 m.

Assembling the individual formwork components into crane moveable units takes place on site. To aide the process Peri's on-site engineers drew up detailed logistics and site plans, and to save time and boost production levels each of the formwork panels, which can measure as much as 14 by 2,50 m, is used about 30 times.

The 3000 m2 museum is scheduled to open in late 2007 and will house works by Emil Nolde, Max Ernst alongside contemporary paintings, drawings and sculptures.

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