Hall buildings - smart and systematic construction
Industrial buildings, as well as office and administrative buildings, are often constructed as hall structures using methods such as steel skeleton or ferroconcrete construction. The various construction methods in hall-building each boast various advantages with regard to flexibility, cost and value. The use of grid structures and kit parts saves above all construction time, but material cost also benefits. The various systems can be differentiated primarily with respect to their structure and the material used. As specialists in all things hall construction, we are able to find the ideal construction system for your building project.
Hall construction costs
As with any building project, hall construction costs depend on the individual project. Size, material, construction method and the on-site construction conditions combine to give a wide array of options. Both kit-halls and prefabricated halls are often the method of choice for particularly good-value construction. Additional costs can arise for bespoke hall buildings with particular requirements for structure or layout. The roof structure, too, as well as the roof covering chosen, can influence the development of construction costings.
Finally, structural requirements play their role. Machinery or production halls often require structural reinforcements such as collision protection, and if heavy machinery is to be built into the fabric of the hall then special conditions on the structural properties of the building must be met. The best method of determining the costs that will accompany the construction of your hall building is a formal cost estimate produced in light of your plans.
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Types of hall structure - one for every need
The various construction methods in the hall-building sector each bring their own special characteristics to the table. The choice of system for your project will be determined by various factors, and by the type of hall to be built. A production hall presents different challenges to an office building, storage warehouse, or a hall used for events. Your ideas about the architectural specification of the building also play an important role in choosing the right construction method. We can construct bespoke hall buildings using the following methods:
Concrete halls can be implemented either with joist-based structural frameworks, or using a panel-based framework. The material has attracted ever more adherents over recent years, in part thanks to the possibility of integrating concrete into recycling processes.
Lightweight constructions are a good match for today’s fast-paced world. Lightweight halls are quick to assemble and offer stability despite their low total weight. The classic option in this area are tent halls, where structural tension is directed into the construction components.
The excellent structural characteristics of steel enable narrow cross-sections, which in turn makes it a material suitable for almost any structure. Steel is ideal for achieving wider uninterrupted internal spans, as are required in production halls, for instance.
Kit halls present especially good value in the manufacturing process. They consist in general of a steel structure, available as an off-shelf structure or possibly a whole off-shelf hall building. Planning documentation, as well as the building components, are standard-issue for this method. This saves both time and money.
The roof of a hall building is one of its most important components. The roof structure helps reinforce the building’s structural integrity, as well as sealing it against the elements and further shaping the aesthetic feel of the structure. Hall construction allows for various building methods and materials to be chosen for the roof, with the choice in part determined by the type of hall structure. Alongside the choice of an insulated or uninsulated roof, a wide range of roof coverings can also be selected.
Fibre-cement corrugated sheeting can be considered one of the classic choices in roof coverings for halls, as well as for other types of building. The resilient sheets are quick to affix and available in a variety of colours and shapes.
Steel trapezoid structures can serve as a weight-bearing inner layer of the roof. They are used in this way for steel-skeleton halls, for example. The machined surface layer of these thin sheets means they are also suitable as wall cladding.
A domed-roof hall building is in general covered with steel trapezoid structures. Domed-roof halls consist of a weight-bearing structural frame on to which the curved roof structure is built.
Autoclaved aerated concrete sheeting is suitable as a rapid roofing method for masonry roofed halls. The good insulation properties of the material ensure heat regulation in both summer and winter, and the roof panels are suitable for both pitched and flat roofs.
Doors and gateways
The large-aperture doorways needed in production halls and warehouses can be closed up using various door structures. To this end, we offer a variety of door systems, matched exactly to the function as well as the structure of each individual hall building. Both warehouses and industrial halls need doors that can be used by larger vehicles. Office buildings, on the other hand, require functional and inviting doors to serve as entrances for both the building’s users and its visitors. You can choose between lifting gates, sliding gates, folding gates, sectional doors and a variety of other door types.
The choice of wall structure best suited to a hall or commercial building is determined by both the structural framework as well as the building’s use. The wall material must also be carefully matched to the load-bearing framework of the hall, since it will fulfil not just an aesthetic but also a structural function. The wall panels serve to brace the structure of the building and are attached to structural elements known as wall posts. For production or industrial halls which vehicles can enter, the wall must be particularly structurally strong. The requirement for stability in this respect is met with specialised collision protection technologies. For cost-efficiency, steel hall construction is often implemented using lightweight construction methodologies.
Examples of application
We can build halls to meet a variety of usage requirements in both the industrial and commercial construction sectors. According to the requirements that your hall will need to meet, the design, planning and construction will all vary.
Exhibition halls typically act as symbols of prestige for a business. That’s why their configuration takes on particular importance. Load-bearing structures in steel offer a range of options, for instance when combined with glass elements.
Vehicle depots are more than just big garages: they can often be symbols for the success of a business. We can plan and build halls that meet your exact needs for all vehicles, from passenger cars through to heavy duty trucks.
An industrial operation comes to a halt without the right production hall. Production halls can be implemented either in steel or ferroconcrete, and kit halls offer a budget-friendly option here.
Market and sales halls need to offer show your products in their best light. A market hall needs to be functional, whilst also drawing in customers. The connection of design and function is therefore particularly important here.
Our work is always directed by the requirements of our clients. At the beginning of every building project we have a comprehensive discussion with each client, where your ideas and requirements for your hall building have top priority. With you on board, we can find the most effective and cost-efficient solution for your project. Our network of architects and civil engineers, active all over Germany and with a range of experience in hall construction, can support you in answering any question on any topic to do the hall planning process. Your ideas become projects: from our first consultation through to an expert-led implementation.
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