Senior forretningschef, NCC Building Nordics
This concept adds value from the 100% digital design phase, through the installation phase and on to the subsequent operational phase. The shaft is configured specifically for the individual building in the planning phase, after which it is built in a factory and transported to site ready for installation alongside assembly of the building’s carcase.
When using prefabricated shaft modules, a building’s permanent heating and ventilation systems can be brought on stream early in the construction process to begin drying the building out without the need for temporary equipment.
The shaft modules are assembled with a steel casting plate for each floor, so it is possible to form and cast all the concrete elements and holes floor by floor.
Constructing a shaft on site requires over 300 different operations per floor. Our prefabricated shaft cuts that number down to around 20.Niels Paludan, Senior Business Manager, NCC Technical Shafts
The shaft was developed in collaboration with Byggeriets Innovation (a Realdania project ) and the Technical University of Denmark and was awarded the Danish industrial design award ‘Ingeniørernes Produktpris’ in 2009.
NCC’s prefabricated shaft is produced at our own factory in Latvia.
The prefabricated shaft modules are delivered to the construction site with the required installations, pressure tested and ready to be installed alongside the casting of the concrete elements.
We offer advice/pre-design of technical shafts and delivery across Europe.
NCC Technical Shafts may, for example, be brought in at an early stage to work with the client’s architect and engineers, offering both standard and custom solutions for installation shafts for optimal use of the building’s net area.
Our factory in Latvia is a certified ‘Green Building’, which means that we sort waste for recycling and minimize the use of materials and resources. Less is thrown away compared with fitting the technical installations into place on the construction site.