Suspended floating rib roof
Due to the freely suspended character of the ribs, the webs had to be deeply notched in the bearing area. And here the focus was to achieve a strong link which would rule out any shearing of the Kerto LVL beam. “To this end, we came up with a project-specific solution,” reports Pfeffinger, adding that “with our know-how and different product and material components, we achieved enough capacity in the bearing area.” In addition, the Kerto LVL roof panels with Kerto LVL beams were joined to form π elements.
The chloride-containing air of the indoor swimming pools creates a corrosion challenge for the connections. To prevent damage, the connecting screws are hot-dip galvanised and hidden in the wooden π elements.