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Schöck are specialists in the supply of innovative and effective solutions for applications such as structural thermal insulation, thermal bridging breaks and noise suppression in new buildings.
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Schöck Isokorb® is the heat-insulating load-bearing thermal break for cantilever balconies. The Isokorb® prevents thermal bridging and is used for connecting reinforced concrete to reinforced concrete, reinforced concrete to steel and steel to steel balcony decks. Isokerb can be used on both new build and for upgrading of existing balconies and even offers an effective alternative to wrapped parapets.
Schöck Tronsole® for impact sound insulation Staircase noise is detrimental to the quality of living conditions and can reduce the value of a building. For high construction quality it is recommended to include top-quality impact sound insulation in sustainability planning. Schöck Tronsole® is an efficient solution. The perfectly matching system of impact soundproofing elements combines dependable sound insulation with simple installation. The Schöck Tronsole® variants are perfectly matched to each other and ensure efficient impact sound insulation that encompasses all structural element subsections on both straight and winding staircases.
The Schöck Thermoanker® is the energy-efficient alternative to conventional stainless steel lattice girders when connecting the concrete skins of core-insulated sandwich and element walls. Compact and easy to install, it also improves cost efficiency when prefabricating concrete parts. The Schöck Thermoanker® can be used in conjunction with any type of insulating material, thus offering prefabricating plants and architects a construction material for thermal breaks in façades that is fit for the future.
The point between the basement slab and outer walls is a danger area where thermal bridges and damp can easily form. Novomur® is an insulated block that prevents thermal bridging and damp penetrating buildings at ground level. It serves as the first course at the point where the basement ceiling forms the ground floor outer and inner walls. Novomur® thermal block is built into the first course of brick or blockwork and is available in all regular wall thicknesses: 100 mm, 115 mm, 150 mm, 175 mm, 200 mm and 240 mm and comes in 750 mm standard lengths.
Whether you are installing concrete slabs in high-rise buildings or supporting walls in underground garages: Distributing the shear forces in dilation joints usually requires additional time and effort. Schöck Dorn® are quite the opposite. The shear reinforcement and heavy-duty dowels for transferring shear forces in expansion joints are ready for installation and dispense with the need for complex detailed solutions. This shear reinforcement is affordable, reliable and intelligent.
The Schöck Bole® is an anti-punching shear system that offers specifiers the advantages of a free floor area. Non-load bearing partition walls are possible, lower noise and reinforcement expenditure, Bole allows room to work freely right up to the ceiling and full use of storey height.
For decades, steel has been the material of choice for reinforcement in concrete construction. But in particularly corrosive surroundings or construction that must be executed without steel, conventional steel rebar does not satisfy the relevant requirements. This is where Schöck Combar® glass fibre reinforcement offers all sorts of options.
Schöck customer support offers a totally comprehensive information service which includes: software, planning, in-house training, seminars and comprehensive technical specification details.
Further technical information is available to download from the BPi download Libraries or from the manufacturer’s own website.
Schöck Group appoints new CEO
Taking up a new position that places you in overall responsibility of the 202 million euro turnover of the international Schöck Group and particularly during a major pandemic, is undoubtedly a significant challenge. But it by no means seems to have phased Michael Bucher, who in mid-April succeeded Alfons Hörmann, following his decision to pursue a new career in local politics. Bucher, who is 41, assumed the position of CEO of Schöck AG and at the same time chairman of the management board of Schöck Bauteile GmbH. With over 20 years experience in major construction supply companies, Mike Bucher will focus on the strategic direction of national and international sales and marketing for the entire Schöck group.
More immediately, during these difficult times, his priorites have been to ensure continuity of supply and a dependable customer service to all of Schöcks traditional markets. The logistics of this have been extremely succesful, underpinned by the fact that with careful planning, the Schöck manufacturing facilities have been able to remain open throughout. Looking to the future Mike Bucher is excited by the opportunities: “With our core competencies such as thermal insulation for load-bearing components and acoustic sound insulation; as well as the newly developed market segment of fastening systems for facades, the focus remains on offering our customers and partners innovative solutions and added value at every opportunity. Schöck continues to be an extremely exciting company in the international construction industry and I very much look forward to playing my part in helping to shape its future”.
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Creativity from Schöck at new Greenwich Design District
The O2 Arena on the Greenwich Peninsula has a new neighbour – Greenwich Design District – providing 14,000sqm of affordable studios and workshops for creatives working across areas as diverse as design, fashion, art, music and digital technology. This pedestrianised, vibrant neighbourhood, comprises sixteen free-standing buildings, situated around five courtyards and a central public square. With the exception of the single level Food Hall, the buildings range in height from three-to-five levels and are a mix of reinforced concrete, structural steel and cross-laminated timber.
Minimising thermal bridging is crucial
Improved thermal performance is becoming increasingly important in large new build developments and the prevention of thermal bridging has a huge role to play. Ineffectual insulation at cantilever connectivity points results in local heat loss, requiring more energy to maintain the building’s internal temperature. Low internal surface temperatures around the thermal bridge can also cause condensation, leading to structural integrity problems with absorbent insulation products and the potentially serious occurrence of mould growth
Design freedom from Schöck
As the leading international supplier of structural thermal breaks, Schöck has hundreds of variants in its Isokorb range, offering a solution to practically any design detail. The predominating Isokorb at the Design District is for concrete-to-concrete, but not all of the requirements were so relatively straightforward. Building C1 is a prime example. Set on the east side of the main entrance, this three-level workshop and studio building has a basketball court on the roof. It has unusually deep floor zones, several large cantilevered elements and a steel mesh enclosure supported on a braced-steel frame around the court, which utilises Isokorb elements for concrete-to-steel detailing. There is also an external staircase and concrete cantilevered walkway. Where the walkway encloses the staircase, there are particularly large cantilevers and here the walkway slabs, supported by a main beam, enclose cast-in steel beams and three cross-beams. These are bolted back to the structural slabs using Isokorb units for steel-to-steel construction and steel construction-to-concrete slabs.
Large capacity thermal breaks required
Building D1 is a community of studios, workshops and office spaces, which structurally consists of robust concrete slabs – with trees located on the external decks. Some extremely large capacity structural thermal break elements were developed to take the loads. Other buildings that incorporate Schöck Isokorb solutions are A1; which marks the main access to the Design District. D4, with its tall slim facade; and A4 on the western edge of the site, which welcomes visitors with a large roof-mounted illuminated sign.
Totally verifiable performance
The comprehensive Schöck Isokorb range enables concrete-to-concrete, steel–to-steel and concrete-to-steel detailing. And there are solutions too that provide a maintenance-free alternative to wrapped parapets; along with a product which thermally insulates connections for reinforced concrete walls and columns. Products meet full compliance with the relevant UK building regulations, have NHBC approval and offer LABC Registration. There is also the security of independent BBA Certification.
For a free copy of the Schöck Thermal Bridging Guide; the Schöck Specifiers Guide or to view the range of downloadable software, contact Schöck on 01865 290 890 or visit the website at www.schoeck.co.uk