Efficiency and rapid assembly
This industrial structure with its sawtooth roof-line tells of another effective operation by Menon. The structure was fully aligned and flashed in the usual way before being constrained with hard-wearing nonshrink mortars.
The trackways for the 60-tonne bridge crane are structured in while the roofing beams were realised using solid-core girders. The result has been the creation of an area for the passage of light that is completely free of structural elements, fully optimising the glazed area.
Prior preparation of the joints and seams facilitates and accelerates on-site activities, requiring no more than the presence of a truck crane for raising the structural components and the gondolas for the workforce. The sandwich panels of the roofing and lateral infills were chosen for their sound-dampening qualities.
The wall casings, distributed in a way to enhance natural illumination of the interior, provide a thermal break with double-glazing of high thermal and acoustic performance, in order to meet energy-saving objectives.