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The building fabric of the new production plant for B. Braun Melsungen AG is to be completed in only 16 months. Wall surfaces amounting to 32,300 m² are accounting for the majority of the required formwork - and technically they are very challenging.

The building fabric of the new production plant for B. Braun Melsungen AG is to be completed in only 16 months. Wall surfaces amounting to 32,300 m² are accounting for the majority of the required formwork - and technically they are very challenging.

 

Whatever the surface - helical parking garage ramps, staircases or the exterior walls of the above-ground structures - Class 3 fair-face concrete is demanded throughout.

 

 

 

 

GERMANY
Complex formwork solutions for high fair-face concrete quality

There is fair-face concrete wherever you look on the multifunctional extension of the production facility of the medical technology and pharmaceutical company, B. Braun Melsungen AG, at its parent site in Melsungen, Germany.

For this project, the contractor Ed. Züblin AG, is having to form top-quality concrete surfaces with a defined joint layout. The required custom forms are being designed wall-for-wall by Harsco Infrastructure (formerly Hünnebeck) Project Development in Ratingen. These then have to be approved by architects and then fabricated precisely to specification.

The composite building fabric (cast-in-situ concrete, partially precast slabs and steel structures) of the new production plant for infusion pumps and dialysis machines is to be erected in just 16 months.

The complex comprises a production shop, workshops, clean rooms, laboratory, an office wing, a canteen and a multi-level parking garage. Some of the one- to four-story purpose-built building units have basements, while others rest on ground-level foundations. Access to all areas is provided by six continuous staircases and various lift shafts.

The project will demand about 23,400 m³ of cast-in-situ concrete and is scheduled for completion in September 2010. This means plenty of work for the fabric constructors who have to shutter roughly 60,000 m² of wall and slab surfaces.

The foundations account for 3,700 m², the slabs approximately 12,000 m², and all this is joined by 6,600 m² of support for partially precast slabs, 1,000 m² of column formwork and 3,500 m² for floor bearers, upstand beams and parapets.

These are tough formwork tasks for which Züblin is relying on planning services and materials from Harsco Infrastructure.

Wall surfaces amounting to 32,300 m² account for the largest share of the required formwork - and technically they are very demanding.

The ready-to-use prefabricated large-area elements made of H 20 beams, perimeter planking and ribs are a sophisticated customized solution for the shuttering of the curved parapetsWhatever the surface - helical parking garage ramps, staircases or the exterior walls of the above-ground structures - Class 3 fair-face concrete is demanded throughout, i.e. concrete surfaces of a high design quality.

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The ready-to-use prefabricated large-area elements made of H 20 beams, perimeter planking and ribs are a sophisticated customized solution for the shuttering of the curved parapets. The elements are set up on ID 15 towers and serve initially as slab stopends. The fair-face concrete parapet is created in a second concrete pour. 


 
 

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