Machinery halls - a safe place for big equipment

Machinery halls come into use wherever large machinery or vehicles must be stored or sheltered. It is therefore common to encounter this type of structure in both industrial construction and agricultural settings, as well as in commercial construction. Possible implementations range from simple canopy coverings as protection from the weather, through to fully-insulated warehouses or multi-purpose halls.

Stability - the cornerstone of any design concept


Machinery halls must withstand considerable forces, exerted both on their foundations as well as through potential mechanical loads created by the movement of vehicles inside them. It is therefore necessary from the earliest planning phase onward to reckon with increased mechanical strain as well as special protective measures against collisions. Indoor cranes are often suspended from the ceiling of machinery halls so that heavy machinery can be placed with pinpoint precision. As a rule, machinery halls require the following components to guarantee maximum usability:

  • Generously-sized doorways on at least two of the hall’s sides
  • Large internal surface area, uninterrupted by supporting columns
  • A roof structure suited to the building’s usage requirements

Steel-based construction allows for many of these requirements to be met with particular ease. Concrete-based methods are in part also suitable for machinery halls.

The construction method for your machinery hall


Hall-based construction includes various building methods. This means that a precise alignment to the specific hall design in question can be made. With regard to façade technologies, a varied selection of solutions are available. Often, halls constructed from steel are exceptionally well suited to the requirements of a machinery hall. The lightweight building method, a high degree of flexibility, and essentially boundless customisability make steel into the all-rounder of the hall construction industry. Hall structures with large unsupported spans can be achieved with trapezoidal sheet metal as the roofing material, and rafter roofs or other forms of roof structure are also possible. Machinery halls, as a form of commercial hall, can therefore by built in many and various styles with regard to both structure and looks.

For wall structures, both steel-trapezoid panels and sandwich panels can be considered, as well a solid construction method such as autoclaved aerated concrete or traditional masonry — all attractive options for the appearance of the walls. Where the machinery hall is to be constructed using the concrete-based hall structure, the result is a solid structure with a high degree of stability. Both methods of hall construction provide a focus on value for money. A high degree of prefabrication and short construction times mean that projects can be implemented very easily.

We will gladly plan your new machinery hall according to your requirements and desires. We are happy to take on the entire project development, from the first steps of planning through to completion of the building. An experienced team of architects and engineers from our network is available to you throughout the entire construction process.

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