Give Steel – supplying steel structures to build logitics centres
Give Steel supplies steel structures for use when building all types of warehouses and logistics centres. Steel structures used in the construction of logistics centres can be of a wide variety of types, varying by size, weight and complexity. Such steel structures do, however, share several common features. Logistics centres are one of our main core competences. Our many years of experience in this type of construction project mean that our organisation has put together a setup that is remarkably efficient. We are therefore always able to offer cost-efficient steel structures that we can always deliver according to schedule, despite short deadlines.
We are renowned for our ability to optimise all types of steel structures to achieve savings in tonnage and CO2 emissions while also ensuring low construction costs, no matter the size.
We define mega-structures according to the following dimensions:
Length > 100 m
Width > 50 m
Height > 25 m
Span > 40 m
Weight (T) W > 1000 tons
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Michael Pedersen, Technical Sales
Steel structures for logistics centres
Give Steel has solid experience in the design, planning, production and installation of the large load-bearing steel structures that are used in logistics centre construction. The biggest logistics centres (which we call mega-structures) are typically enormous in size or weight and feature gigantic dimensions and trusses with impressive spans, which can be both challenging and complicated when working to build a steel structure. Production is not the only challenge as these large steel frames also have to be transported to the construction site. Installation requires the coordination of many shipments, which all need to arrive in the right sequence at the right time and place.
Our engineers are therefore dedicated in their work to streamline the project’s entire process, economy and schedule, aiming to supply as complete a solution as possible. This allows us to achieve an uninterrupted production process with the fastest possible delivery, reduced costs and a quality end result, guaranteed.
We base our calculations on sketches and prepare specific calculations for load-bearing steel structures, including any connection/nodal points before preparing a BIM model in Tekla. All steel structures are produced in Denmark using efficient, responsible and modern high technologies and are safely installed at construction sites throughout Northern Europe.
- Our advisor’s diagrams are converted into engineering diagrams/load-bearing system. This includes the placement of load-bearing beams and columns. Any braces, steel at nodal points and bolt assemblies are incorporated into the model.
- Engineering diagrams are completed, and design documents prepared. All static solutions are converted into a BIM model. BIM serves as the basis for other contractors to work from, such as a concrete contractor.
- Production diagrams are prepared.
- Production and paint coating work is completed at our factory in Denmark.
- Transportation to the construction site.
- Installation: The delivery of installation diagrams for installation by another contractor or the complete installation of the steel structure.
Delivery and installation
The dialogue with our experienced professional fitters/site managers is always positive and constructive. We think that positive partnerships on construction sites are important. We work towards solutions when unforeseen challenges arise along the way and do our utmost to satisfy the customer’s scheduling requirements.
In addition to the actual production of steel structures for the shell building, we also offer galvanising and fire-protective paintwork, as well as transportation to and installation at the construction site.
We also offer:
- Grid frameworks
- Industrial staircases
- Façade closure with sandwich panels or trapezoid steel panelling. Contact our sales representative to find out more.
Reducing CO2 emissions when building logistics centres
We use BIM modelling design to produce steel structures with CO2 optimised tonnage. (The less steel we use, the bigger the CO2 savings. Because overscaling means wasted resources and is the biggest problem associated with reducing the CO2footprint of a steel structure, our steel specialists always strive to find new ways to optimally exploit the excellent characteristics of steel as a construction material.
Factors that make a difference include among others:
- The use of welded profiles can generate up to 32% CO2
- The recycling ratio of the raw materials determines the CO2 emissions from steel production. We use steel types with recycling percentages ranging between 25-98%, which allows the project to be adapted to both economic factors and the desired level of sustainability.
- CO2 transport emissions can be eliminated by using fossil-free fuels. Contact us to find out more about the transport options we offer.
Give Steel is certified to produce and CE label steel structures for the European market in all execution classes (EXC 1 – EXC 4). Our quality assurance system is based on ISO 3834, and we have 1090-1 certification. External quality audits are performed on an ongoing basis to ensure that our certification is always valid and up to date.
Give Steel has over 20 years of experience as a supplier of steel structures to warehouses and logistics halls that may be conditional upon the conclusion of non-disclosure agreements. Our in-house legal team allows us to assure that all contractual requirements upon which the construction may pivot are in safe hands, including NDAs and other legal matters.