The beamUp recently developed by 95 Construction offers the possibility of routing media lines running underneath a slab through a reinforced concrete beam almost without interference. The core element is a steel element integrated into the beam.
Anything is possible
Beam dimensions, position, and size of the beam recesses, ceiling systems, and their spans can be varied to the maximum with beamUp.
Components of the building’s technical equipment – e.g. ventilation ducts, pipelines, or electrical lines – can be routed through the beam without collision and by the shortest route. The full height of the beam is used so that the clear room height remains unaffected. In-situ concrete, precast, or prestressed concrete slabs can just as easily be supported by the beamUp.
Especially in buildings with a high degree of technical equipment – e.g. underground garages, research facilities, event and theater halls, or shopping centers – the beamUp has great advantages. But also when buildings are converted, there are opportunities for simple subsequent installations and flexible retrofitting.
Cost savings included
The beamUp not only saves space and material. Its high degree of prefabrication, largely weather-independent production, and simple assembly procedure significantly reduce construction time. Fire resistance is largely ensured by the reinforced concrete. Only steel parts not in contact with concrete must be provided with a fire protection coating if necessary.
A specially developed web-based tool – our configurator – is available for dimensioning the beamUp. Using individual input values, internal forces are calculated and verifications according to Eurocode are carried out in an interactive process within a very short time. In the process, each component is optimized in terms of load-bearing capacity and cost-effectiveness. The result is a fully designed beamUp. The design tool is located on the website in the form of a configurator.