Our composite constructions are excellent for large spans and many floors.
Over the years, we have participated in a number of projects that stand out a little extra. For example, we have designed and delivered the load-bearing steel / collaboration frame to some really tall buildings, including Scandic Hotell Ishavet in Bodø in Norway, in 24 floors, and "The Point" in Malmö, which with its 29 floors became Sweden's 5th highest house when it was completed in 2019. The picture above shows The Point during construction, as well as the 16-storey Quality Hotel View, which is also delivered by SWT.
Large loads and high tolerance
With tall buildings come large loads in columns. In the above project, about 13,500 kN were handled in 8m high columns, and even higher loads can be handled in more conventional height columns.
Tall houses also place high demands on tolerances in order not to accumulate height errors. Height adjustments such as shimming do not need to be made on site, as the SWT columns has high precision in manufacture and during assembly.
Long spans and high loads per floor can also be handled with the SWT beam.
An example of our mindset "nothing is impossible" is this special beam that is designed to handle a point load from 6 floors of a total of 11,000 kN. It became 13.5 tonnes heavy and had to be lifted with a mobile crane to get out of the workshop when it was finished.
Normally, of course, we recommend that you let the columns go all the way down to the ground, but should you find yourself in a situation where it is not possible, well then you know where we are!