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Simon Groves. Ramboll

Simon Groves

Director
T: +44 20 7631 5291
Ramboll. Crispin Matson. Image courtesy of Paulina Sobczak Photography

Crispin Matson

Business Development, District Energy
T: +44 20 7631 5291
Sometimes it pays to look twice at received ideas about what works and what doesn’t. By questioning some basic assumptions, we were able to provide cost-saving innovations on this HQ development in Aberdeen.

Three buildings are connected by an internal fully-glazed triple-height ‘street’. Comprising a total of seven wings, the buildings project out on either side of the street, so the overall structure is roughly star shaped on plan. Each three-storey building is steel framed and is clad in glazing and rendered panels. Two atria book-end the development, and a long span stair provides a visual focal point.

Precast concrete hollow-core floor panels are used throughout. Following detailed analysis of the interaction between the steel frame and concrete elements, we were able to prove that the steel joins were sufficiently robust to secure the panels, without the additional steel ties normally used to lock floor elements into place. This saved time in construction and reduced overall cost.

We applied a similar outside-the-box approach to the analysis of the atria facades, proving that smaller mullions could be used to support the glass panels.

Ramboll

Ramboll
4350 North Fairfax Drive
Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22203
Tel:+1 703 516 2300
Fax:+1 703 516 2345

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Ramboll USA, Inc.
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