Novarc recognized within digital innovation team
On November 27 the conference Construction 2020+ took place in Cinamon Kosmos in Tallinn. A special prize issued by the the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications “Best digital innovation project 2019” was awarded to T1 Mall of Tallinn.
Client: Tallinna Moekombinaat AS
Designers: Novarc Group AS, Civen OÜ, E-Betoonelement AS, IB Aksiaal OÜ, Melior Projekt OÜ, AS Merko Ehitus Eesti
Contractor: AS Merko Ehitus Eesti
In T1, the design process and collaboration organisation was based on BIM execution plan. In the plan, the principles of collaboration within the design and construction management teams were agreed, also the requirements for the building information models. Both the design and construction were based on BIM models. These were used by the client, supervision, designers, subcontractors and the contractor.
For more see the article in Forte: Digital construction – for whom and why?
Reidi road opened
On November 29, Reidi road located in Central Tallinn was opened to traffic. Its design started in September 2015 when the client Tallinn Public Works Department signed the contract with the consortium of design companies K-Projekt AS, Novarc Group AS and Järelpinge Inseneribüroo AS. The assignment was aimed at decentralization of traffic load, enhancing the connections of ports with main roads as well as development of urban space and opening the city to the sea.
The main design was completed in 2017. The contractors Verston Ehitus OÜ and KMG Inseneriehituse OÜ have completed the work.
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Novarc in competition Building Project of the Year 2019
On November 27 the winners of the competition Building Project of the Year 2019 were announced on the joint conference of the associations of the construction sector Construction 2020+. The event took place in Cinamon Kosmos.
Novarc participated in two assignments submitted to the competition. Of these the T1 Mall of Tallinn was awarded the special prize issued by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications “Best digital innovation project 2019”. For more see Ehitusest
A total of 24 objects were nominated: 15 buildings and 9 structures, see all.
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Novarc designed the engineering parts of the Tallinn Music and Ballet School
On October 15 the building permit was issued for the new Tallinn Music and Ballet School (initially named the School of Fine Arts) located at Pärnu Rd 59, Tallinn. The room programme was a real challenge for the structural and MEP engineers.
The design is based on the competition work by Atelier Thomas Pucher ZT GmbH. They won the competition in 2010 with the work „Garden of Silence“. The general designer for the following design is 3+1 arhitektid (Kolm Pluss Üks OÜ) in cooperation with Atelier Thomas Pucher ZT GmbH. The design of the engineering parts was led by Novarc Group AS.
For mores see Ehitusuudised
Novarc in China with the delegation of the Digital Construction Cluster
From October, 25 till November, 3 the Estonian Digital Construction Cluster visited China -Beijing and Shanghai – to learn about the latest developments and implementation of digital construction. The delegation participated in the international buildingSMART conference that addressed digital construction solutions developed in different countries. Among the 24 members of the delegation were Virgo Sulakatko (Novarc’s Member of the Board and Vice Chairman of the Board of the Cluster) and Kaitis Väär (Novarc’s Chairman of the Board).
The visit to China confirmed our position that we are among the best in the world in the area of digital construction. We just have to say it with confidence and loudly to the rest of the world. And, of course, we must not rest on our laurels. We have to strive for the next goals at the same pace or even faster.
For more see the article by the Chairman of the Board of the Cluster in Ehitusuudised
See also Digital Construction Cluster
Novarc on energy efficiency conference
The conference „Near zero energy and passive buildings – experience in Germany“ arranged by the German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce took place on 22 October in Tallinn. From Novarc, Ragnar Jõesaar made a presentation “Energy efficiency requirements while designing the Fine Arts School”.
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The MEP and structural design for Grüne office building prepared by Novarc
In Norway a community building designed by Novarc was completed
Recently, the office building located at Solbråveien 32a in Asker Norway received the occupancy permit. According to the manager of Novarc AS Aleksandr Sepp the major challenge in the project was the location of the building on a rocky hillside.
The fact that the soil is not moraine but solid rock, became clear in the course of earthworks. In cooperation with blasting specialists the blast line was determined. The design complying to new conditions was prepared by Novarc’s engineers at fast pace – only in three weeks.
The building is three-storeyed, with an underground parking level, with gross area on 3500 m².
Two years ago the Asker Municipality launched a value-based tender with the goal of construction of an energy efficient local social centre. The assignment was awarded to Asker Entreprenør AS. Novarc AS (Norwegian company holding a certificate for design of building structures of the highest rank) covered the design of cast-in-situ building structures. In the design, engineers from its mother company Novarc Group AS were involved. The design was completed in 2018 and the building commissioned in the autumn of 2019.
For Novarc this was the second assignment in cooperation with Asker Entreprenør AS, a member of Ø.M. Fjelds construction group. The first one was the extension of Asker school.
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Construction of E-Piim dairy plant designed by Novarc starting
The E-Piim dairy complex located in Paide, Estonia has entered the construction phase. It was designed by Novarc Group AS. The architects are Lauri Laisaar and Jaanika Oks, project manager Kätlin Simberg.
E-Piim Tootmine and Nordecon signed a contract for construction of E-Piim dairy plant. The complex includes a two-storey administrative and single-storey production building as well as a seven-storey powder production facility. The total closed gross surface area is 32 446.9 m².
The roof of T1 Mall of Tallinn designed by Novarc’s architects aims at world’s best flat roof award
The roof of T1 Mall of Tallinn has been nominated for the award on international roof and facade construction competition IFD Award 2019. The roof was designed by architects from Novarc and structural engineers from Civen and E-Betoonelement. The contractor was Maleko.
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