12 tons of steel on a timber foundations.

Last June 2019, the exhibition of the artist Jaume Plensa was inaugurated in the City of Sciences and Arts of Valencia. The sculptures, all of them designed in steel, meant a very high load for the floor slab where they were to be located.

Neither reinforced concrete nor steel met the materials with the maximum allowable tension criteria for the floor slab. The wood was postulated as winning material again.

Whatsarq calculated the entire foundation, under water, entirely in timber. Complying with the bearing capacity and serviceability, the wood allowed a reduction in the overall weight of the system, allowing its installation.

Another victory for our beloved wood.

More info at https://www.lasprovincias.es/culturas/rostros-jaume-plensa-20190621080516-nt.html

 

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