Timbeco completed the highest manufacturing project in its history. Namely, we manufactured timber prefab external wall elements for three apartment buildings in Stavanger, Norway (photos). The highest of the apartment buildings had 18 stories, there were also a 13-story and an 8-story building.
According to the Project Manager of Timbeco, it was a very interesting project from the engineering technology perspective. “Our greatest challenge was to design the structural components connecting the timber external walls to the concrete load bearing structures, so that the main contractor would be able to make the building weather-proof as quickly as possible. The enclosures also had to be as energy-efficient as possible and meet the fire safety requirements of the Norwegian fire consultant.
Thanks to the good cooperation from the early stages, we managed to design the components connecting the timber to the concrete smoothly. Sufficient time for designing enabled us to consider the components in detail and thereby also create good preconditions for on-site installation and sealing of the facade elements.
In the smallest one of the apartment buildings, the 8-story Lervig Brygge B8, the air change rate (n₅₀) of 0.41 1/h was measured for the house in total, which exceeds the requirements of the Norwegian Passive House Standard. This is a remarkable achievement for an apartment building.
Lervig Brygge apartment buildings:
- Building type: 3 apartment buildings
- Product: timber prefab external wall elements for concrete load bearing structure
- Total volume of prefab timber frame elements: 8,600 m2