SWG Schraubenwerk Gaisbach GmbH, Waldenburg

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SWG Schraubenwerk Gaisbach GmbH, Waldenburg

Kupferzell / Westemach


Project facts
n.b.ar. 11632,58 m², GFA 13692,3 m²,
GBV 124702,82 m³

Text Tina Mott
Photo SWG Schraubenwerk, Gaisbach

Project Stakeholders
  • Pojektsteuerung
    Mahl Projektsteuerung, Schwäbisch Hall
    ABP Projektmanagement GmbH, Stuttgart
  • Electronics Planning
    BHM-Ingenieure Engineering & Consulting GmbH, Feldkirch
  • Structural Engineering Timber Construction
    SWG Engineering, Rülzheim
  • Building Physics
    Rw-Bauphysik Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, Schwäbusch Hall
  • Brandschutzgutachter
    Portz Brandschutz, Fellbach
  • Survey
    Hell Ingenieure GbR, Ingelfingen
  • Geologie
    BFI Zeiser GmbH & Co. KG, Ellwangen

SWG Schraubenwerk Gaisbach GmbH, Waldenburg

SWG builds a production hall out of timber and their own products.

The SWG production company, Schraubenwerk Gaisbach GmbH in Waldenburg, is developing a very special production hall that is ​​12,800 m². With enormous dimensions of almost 97 m to 114 m and a height of around 12 m, it is currently being built on the company premises. This will be followed by a three-story office and exhibition building that connects via a bridge to the hall. The hall like visitor pavilion is also built of timber.

The building is a company figurehead and promotes the sustainability message

For the elegant roof structure of the five-aisled hall a special timber veneer plywood of glued beech, called BauBuche, was selected. The hall is divided into 70% manufacturing and logistics and 20% for tool and tool making, plus there are storage areas for raw materials such as wire etc. The whole area is covered by a roof with a comb-like structure, which provides plenty of natural light. The choice of material of timber for the supporting structure and sheet metal, and standard metal, for the façade reflects the fields of expertise in SWG production and the areas of application of the screws for the timber and metal sectors. One key factor was sustainability, and it was an important aspect in the choice of renewable building materials. The company wants to make a contribution to reducing CO2 emissions through the high use of deciduous and coniferous timber.

Fewer supports for maximum flexibility

In order to ensure a high degree of flexibility in production over a long period of time, the number of supports in the hall had to be reduced to a minimum, resulting in spans of up to 42 m. Under these conditions, the design, which provides for a filigree supporting structure, could only be realised with the highly loadable beech wood material, BauBuche. Other building materials such as prestressed concrete or steel would be too bulky, too heavy and too expensive overall. With BauBuche not only could the architectural design be implemented optimally, but also the amount of timber required was kept to a minimum to save resources. A total of about 1,800 m³ of timber will be installed. This means a CO2 saving of about 3,600 tons compared to a conventional construction – based on a useful life of 50 years. The use of local forest stocks creates value regionally.

SWG has commissioned metalworker Jagstzell with the prefabrication, delivery and assembly of the timber construction. The assembly of the timber construction is scheduled to start in May, with four to six weeks scheduled. The completion of the building ensemble is scheduled for the end of 2019. The production of long bolts will be laid in the new hall, which will be launched in 2020 – under the world’s largest roof structure made of BauBuche.

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