Holedeck is the ideal solution for sustainable concrete structures
We understand sustainability and eco-efficiency in the holistic sense. With the reduction of materials and constructive components, not only is the total carbon footprint of the construction process diminished, but it also ahceives cost savings during the construction and lifecycle phases of the buildings.
OPTIMIZED STRUCTURE — COMPOSITE SLABS
Optimizing the structure by reducing the amount of material is not new. Nature follows this principle, as it can be seen in the porosity of the bones of most vertebrate animals. Going a step further, inside arteries bones found, capillaries and veins are found.
These principles are present in other industries, such as aerospace and nautical, where the weight and the presence of the materials is optimized, so that all the facilities are integrated in the slab. However, this is achieved through high design and implementation costs.
Holedeck offers lighter solutions by integrating installations within the slab's hollow sections, without increasing significantly total construction costs and making it possible to reduce maintenance costs over the lifecycle of the building.
Thanks to the hollow sections of Holdeck, concrete consumption is reduced when compared with a conventional bidirectional system. This implies a significant reduction of the slabs' weight, which is reflected in the stress to vertical transmission elements (as pillars or walls) and the foundation. In general, it obtains the following:
– Economic savings
– An optimized structure
– A reduction of the carbon footprint
Reduction of building elements
– Savings in enclosures: as facilities are embedded in the slab, the overall height of the building is reduced while mantaining the same height clearance per floor. This means savings of 10 to 20 % savings in facades, interior partitions, and load-bearing walls or pillars.
– Remove false ceilings and auxiliary fastenings: entire items, such as the false ceiling or raised floor, can be deleted. Since the facilities are to be supported by the nerves of the system, fasteners that are normally used, are drastically reduced.
We have worldwide patent to protect technology that has made structural advances developed.
New products and customized structures
Thanks to the experience and knowledge gained, we continue to develop new solutions that meet the market's requirements.
-Ho30: with less depth than Ho45, it is especially designed for homes where it is imperative to install heat recovery systems, in order to meet with the energy efficiency requirements.
-Ho XL: specially designed for high-rise buildings, it optimizes even more the use of concrete . The slab can be employed as bidirectional or unidirectional.
-Holedeck Customize: in order to find sustainable solutions, our existing products can be adapted to projects with special needs. This is possible by working in coordination with the project leaders in the design of the moulds, so that morphologically and structurally fit the requirements.
As we have seen, the slab allows for the different facilities to be installed within its perforations. In addition, we advise on the layout design of these facilities to achieve the perfect compatibility with our system, maximizing its benefits and getting the most efficient possible set.
Improved acoustic behavior
Holedeck complies with CTE DB-HR acoustic regulations regarding reverberation and acoustic insulation, without the need of suspended ceilings. .
Thanks to the the porosity of the material and the spongy form of the resulting slab, reverberation time is reduced..
DESIGN AND USE FLEXIBILITY
We have a worldwide patent to protect the technology that has made such flexibility possible.
Great spans - free disposal of pillars
In its different formats, Holedeck allows large spans in relation with the deepth, being between 8 and 12.5m in the case of Ho45; 5,5 and 8 m in the case of Ho30 and 6 and 14 m variables Ho XL. In addition, you can get larger spans with the traditional post-tensioning system.
The optimal arrangement of the pillars corresponds to a mesh as square as possible, as in any system with a reticular slab. Nevertheless, the system allows the free arrangement of pillars on the floor, with the consequent project freedom.
Thanks to the open spaces resulting from the structural flexibility and registrability of facilities, these have the ability to be reconfigured to meet the needs of the building during its lifecycle. Changes in the distribution and use of space can be made with minimum investment, regular maintenance workers and without stopping the daily activities of the building.