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Foto: Piet Lambert (Lambert Engineering)

Supermarket given weatherproof steel jacket

An existing supermarket and two adjacent houses have been demolished and replaced by a new supermarket plus a restaurant and apartments. To maximise the useful height in the supermarket whilst complying with urban development regulations, steel roof girders were installed above the ground floor. These comprised HE 300 B sections of S235 steel on concrete columns with steel decking, hyperstatically constructed with three approximately 18 m spans, 5 m apart. The columns and beams of the front facade are also made of steel. Finally, the roof and facade of the apartments were finished in weatherproof steel, and the passage on the front of the upper levels in perforated weatherproof steel panels. The weatherproof steel is mounted on steel columns and girders via a steel substructure. A total of 83 tonnes of structural steel was used in this project.
  • Dendermondsesteenweg 7, Kalken
  • Marlot Kalken / Arthur, Kalken
  • Martens Van Caimere Architecten, Gent
    Architect / Designer
  • Lambert Engineering, Gent
    Structural engineering
  • Himpe Algemene Ondernemingen, Loppem (Zedelgem)
    General contractor
  • De Wandeler, Torhout
    Steel contractor
  • Limeparts Drooghmans, Genk (facades)
    Other steel applications
  • De Wandeler
    Infosteel Members