Sitecover is a new and revolutionary tent system for covering up entire construction sites. The Sitecover tents are designed to withstand all the same conditions as a permanent building according to Eurocode – including conditions such as heavy snow, wind and rain. Not only is this system more complete than traditional construction coverage, it is also much faster to install. The flexible and self-supported system with telescopic steel legs and an umbrella-like roof is installed up to three times faster than the usual solutions. Every part of the Sitecover system is designed to maximize flexibility and stability.
The tent for Novo Nordisk’s construction site in Måløv has a total coverage of 1200 squared meters and a span of 43 meters. It is equipped with two cranes, which can lift in total 20 tons, making transporting materials around the site very easy. The terrain of the site is leaning, causing a difference in height between the supporting columns about 5 meters, however with the flexibility of the system, this has not caused any problems.
Sitecover means that the standard 40 “weather days”, where construction work is impossible, will be almost completely removed. It also makes it possible to start indoor work before the roof of a building is completed.
Krabbenhøft & Ingolfsson has worked in a close collaboration with SiteCover during the development of the structural concepts and has participated in numerous other projects related to the potential use of this innovative concept.
Read more about the project in this article by Ingeniøren (Danish).
The first ever SiteCover construction in Måløv, Denmark was installed in September 2015 to cover the Novo Nordisk construction site. The steel structure was developed and designed in a close collaboration between SiteCover and Krabbenhøft & Ingolfsson in the early months of 2015.
Structural design and verification of the steel structure in accordance with Eurocode 1993.
The tent was installed in September 2015.
Construction site tent in Målev
Crane inside the tent.
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Images courtesy of Sitecover.