“We’ve leased the space for Helilä school for five years. We don’t know yet how it will be used after that. The buildings can be transferred to another location, which adds value and can affect the future use,” says
Tero Huusko, Office Manager of the City of Kotka.
Helilä School consists of three buildings, whereas Kartano School has two, which are joined together by a corridor. Both schools have two storeys. The design allows the modules to be easily dismantled and the school to be quickly rebuilt on a new foundation.
“Dismantling is possible because of the very durable modules. We use a lot of Kerto LVL in them; it is a strong yet light material and stands the test of time. Our schools can be used for between 50 and 100 years,” says
Veli Hyyryläinen, CEO of Elementit-E.
Kerto LVL S-beams are used in the floor, internal wall and roof elements.
“We’ve already been in the industrial wooden construction business for a long time, which gives us an advantage in the current market. In our schools, even the floors are made from wood, and concrete is used only in the foundation. Environmentally friendly Kerto LVL ensures low CO2 emissions,” says Hyyryläinen.