SAB-News 2017

Load restraint guidelines

The number of accidents due to unsecured loads on the roads are increasing. In order to avoid involvement of SAB products by accidents we issue new guidelines for load restraint. You can download the latest version of the Brochure “Load Securing instructions of SAB-profiel bv” from our website.

SAB-Pyramid striking appearance for multifunctional accomodation

The architect’s vision for the Multifunctional Accommodation Hart van Meerdervoort in Zwijndrecht was originally intended to include a brick façade solution. Design-related requirements, however, saw an about turn on the choice of cladding solution for the development, and the architect ultimately choose to use steel. The project was built and delivered using SAB-Pyramid 19/470 and SAB-Pyramid 19/520 steel profiles, giving the structure an eye-catching look. The building was also designed with demountability in mind and at the end of its current life the components can be demounted and reused elsewhere, providing a cost-effective solution that can be easily reconfigured to suit future users.

New Biersteker premises drive energy efficiency

Following a large fire in 2015 that destroyed Biersteker Dak- en Gevelbekleding, Westland business premises, the company had no other option than to build a new structure for its business operations. Director Giel Biersteker was keen that the replacement structure was built with ’sustainability’ in mind and that as many sustainable technologies as possible were incorporated into the build.

Arbor drying hall and Landen Police Station awarded prizes

Last month, during the Steel Construction Days in both the Netherlands and Belgium, the winners were announced of the annual steel construction competitions. In both countries, projects involving SAB products were awarded prizes. Four completely different projects, each of which has something extraordinary: A C2C distribution centre, a national museum, a transparent building and a police station were the happy winners.

EPAQ Quality regulations updated

Recently, the European Association for Panels and Profiles (PPA-Europe) has updated the European Quality regulations for sandwich panels and profiles (EPAQ quality regulations).

BNA Best Building of 2017

How do architects use steel profile and panels? On Friday 19 May, the Dutch architects association (Branchevereniging voor Nederlandse Architectenbureaus - BNA) announced the building that had won the best building of the year award, the architecture award. The buildings submitted for the award once more included those in which steel profile and panels play a significant role. These buildings give an impression of the way in which the products are currently being used. These applications are very varied, ranging from the largest to the smallest of buildings and from an iconic element to an invisible structural member.

SAB material used in 'BNA Beste gebouw van 2017'

The OV Terminal Breda won the jury prize, which was awarded by the Dutch Architects association (Branchevereniging voor Nederlandse Architectenbureaus - BNA). This, mainly brick-built, building includes subtle light-blue elements, some of which were supplied by SAB®. They are the light-blue SAB 18/988 sinusoidal panels, that are clearly visible in the ceiling of the parking garage on the roof of the building. In total, SAB supplied almost 4,700 m2 of sinusoidal profiles in the special Colorcoat Prisma® Duck Egg Blue.

Briggs & Stratton Nijmegen

The Bijsterhuizen Business Park in Wijchen near Nijmegen (NL) now has another landmark. The Briggs & Stratton distribution centre that was completed this summer immediately attracts the attention, due to its red details and clean lines. The decorative details with red areas at the corners of the distribution centre display the professionalism of Cladding Partners. The angularly cut trapezium-shaped profiles are arranged alternatively in a chessboard pattern in different orientations.

Tata steel introduces new generation colorcoat prisma®

Tata Steel has launched its new generation three layer Colorcoat Prisma® pre-finished steel, offering superior ultraviolet (UV) resistance and durability. The latest evolution is based on revolutionary three-layer technology that delivers greatly enhanced aesthetics with superior colour and gloss retention. The new Colorcoat Prisma product pushes the boundaries of pre-finished steel and will be available with an extended Confidex® Guarantee for up to 40 years.