15 buildings will participate in the Concrete Building of the Year 2019 competition

15 buildings will participate in the Concrete Building of the Year 2019 competition

Press release
17.12.2019
Estonian Concrete Association and Estonian Building Materials Manufacturers Association

15 buildings will participate in the Concrete Building of the Year 2019 competition

15 buildings were submitted to the competition “Concrete Building of the Year 2019” organized by the Estonian Concrete Association and the Estonian Building Materials Manufacturers Association.

"The versatility of concrete as the most widely used domestic building material is well characterized by the works submitted for this year's competition," said Tiit Roots , Chairman of the Board of the Estonian Concrete Association. "Nominees include infrastructure buildings, public buildings apartment buildings, and private houses," Roots added.

According to Tiit Rootsi, the accent of this year's competition can also be considered the submission of a new quarter of Tallinn-city to the competition, together with the renovation of new high-rise buildings and several heritage-protected buildings.

Another accent can be considered the dignified participation of agricultural construction in the competition of concrete buildings.

The board of the Estonian Concrete Association approved all 15 buildings submitted for the competition as "Concrete Building of the Year 2019" nominees.

"Due to the long-lasting properties of concrete, several important public buildings have been added to Estonia - the main building of the National Defense Academy, the hall complex of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theater, the Kaja Cultural Center," said Toomas Vainola, Executive Director of the Estonian Concrete Association.

Candidates for the title of 2019 concrete building are:

  1. Hall Complex of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theater, Tatari 13, Tallinn;
  2. Private house, Vikerkaare 15, Tartu;
  3. Hammerjack business building, Vae 4, Laagri, Harju County;
  4. Reconstruction of Kultuurikatla Gas Tower, Põhja pst 27a, Tallinn;
  5. Cultural Center and administrative building Kaja, Vilde tee 118, Tallinn;
  6. Maakri 19-21 business quarter, Maakri 19-21, Tallinn;
  7. Mustamäe cogeneration plant, Vinkli 6, Tallinn;
  8. Oval office building, Veerenni 38, Tallinn;
  9. Reidi tee rainwater pumping station, Tallinn;
  10. Main Building of the Academy of Internal Affairs, Kase 61, Tallinn;
  11. Sära tee office and warehouse building, Sära tee 11, Peetri, Harjumaa;
  12. Tallink's Tulemaja office building, Sadama 9, Tallinn;
  13. Workshop 3 office building, Töökoja 3, Tallinn;
  14. Vahtra large farm, Viisireiu village, Saarde parish, Pärnu county;
  15. Vana-Kalamaja 6-8 apartment buildings, Vana-Kalamaja 6-8, Tallinn.

See also https://www.betoon.org/aasta-betoonehitis/ab-2019/

The aim of the competition is to find and highlight buildings whose good looks and efficient and economical implementation demonstrate the advantages and possibilities of concrete as a domestic material.

The winner is an object or procedure where a significant contribution has been made by the companies registered in Estonia and by concrete materials coming from Estonia. When choosing a winning entry, the professionalism of the design and construction of the object as well as the level of demand, quality and innovation, are taken into account.

The main prize belongs to the author of the work. Special marking for winning object´s customer, designer, builder, concrete and formwork supplier.

The jury of the competition, organized for the twentieth time, includes representatives of the Estonian Association of Architects, the Estonian Concrete Association, the Estonian Association of Construction Entrepreneurs, the Estonian Association of Civil Engineers, the Estonian Association of Construction Consulting Companies, the Estonian Building Materials Manufacturers Association, Kunda NordicTsement, and the construction press.

The jury will start its work in January.

The winner will be announced on Concrete Day on March 11, 2020.

Background info:

The Estonian Concrete Association and the Estonian Building Materials Manufacturers Association have been organizing a competition to identify the best concrete buildings of the year for nineteen years.

  1. Concrete Building of the Year was Eesti Kunstiakadeemia. The main prize, architecture went to KUU Arhitektid: Joel Kopli, Koit Ojaliiv, Juhan Rohtla and Eik Hermann. Client's award: Estonian Academy of Arts;

See also  https://www.betoon.org/aasta-betoonehitis/voistlusest/

The Estonian Concrete Association is an association that promotes the use of concrete as a domestic building material, which includes 69 companies, organizations and individuals. The Estonian Building Materials Manufacturers Association is an association of companies engaged in the production and sale of construction materials, which includes 62 companies.

Additional information:
Tiit Roots,the Chairman of the Management Board of the CAE,
Phone: 50 42 228; Email: Tiit.Roots@peri.ee
www.betoon.org
http://www.eetl.ee
https://www.betoon.org/aasta-betoonehitis/ab-2019/

Eesti Betooniühing kutsub koolitusele – BETOONITÖÖD TALVEL

Estonian Concrete Association calls for participation in training – CONCRETE WORK IN WINTER

Traditional early winter training with an updated programme

The training day is targeted to concrete manufacturers, builders, construction engineers, supervisory engineers and
construction contractors

17. detsembri PÄEVAKAVA:

10:00 – Registration and morning coffee
10:30 – General topics, planning for concrete work, by Kalev
Ramjalg, General principles, planning logic
12:00 – Winter concretes and supply, by Martin Trossek
Effect of temperature on concrete. Concrete selection, transport and pumping.
Monitoring of concrete curing process
13:00 – Lunch
13:45 – Assessment of concrete curing process, by Aivars Alt
15:00 – Coffee break
15:15 – Concrete maintenance, errors in winter, curing assessment exercise, by Aivars Alt
16:30 – End of the training day

 

Participants will receive 5.5 refresher training points from the Estonian Civil Engineers Association.

Training materials and free lunch at the school canteen.
Free parking at Ehituskool's site, as long as there are places available.

Participation requires registration by 12 December 2019 at the latest. Registration form is available HERE.

Participation fee: 65€, for members of the Concrete Association 45€ (VAT is added to the price)

Additional info:
betoon@betoon.org
Phone 648 1918, 50 36650

E-Betoonelement has entered four buildings for the Concrete Building of the Year 2019 competition

E-Betoonelement has entered four buildings for the Concrete Building of the Year 2019 competition

This year, E-Betoonelement submitted four buildings for the Concrete Building of the Year competition: Hammerjack business building, Töökoja 3 office building, Vana-Kalamaja 6 and 8 apartment buildings and Sära tee 11 office building.

HAMMERJACK BUSINESS BUILDING
Reason for submission: exhibiting concrete in its authenticity, with many finishing options used to bring out the niceties of the building. Learn more here.

TÖÖKOJA 3 OFFICE BUILDING
Reason for submission: the building, in its simplicity, shows the best use of concrete. The most striking detail of the building is the massive concrete awning on the front of the building. Learn more here.

VANA-KALAMAJA 6 and 8 APARTMENT BUILDINGS
Apartment buildings have a very diverse finishing. The authors have used on these buildings an interesting and beautiful combination of several finishes: TiO2 elements, patina elements, black concrete elements. Learn more here.

SÄRA TEE 11 OFFICE and WAREHOUSE
This office building with modern and customized architecture has 11 m high swinging walls and a shed with custom-shaped support posts. Learn more here.

The winner of the 2019 Concrete Building of the Year competition will be announced on the Concrete Day in March 2020. The client who ordered the winning building, the designer, the builder, the supplier of formworks and the supplier of concrete will also have an honorary mention.

Kutse koolitusele – „Betoonist kohtvaiade ehitamine, arvutamine ja konstrueerimine“

Call for participation in training - "Construction, Calculation and Design of Cast-In-Situ Concrete Piles"

The Estonian Concrete Association is organising for the first time a training course on cast-in-situ concrete piles.

The training “Construction, calculation and design of cast-in-situ concrete piles" will be held on November 13 at Tallinn Construction School.

 The training course is targeted to construction designers, builders, supervisory engineers and concrete manufacturers.

PROGRAMME

10.30 Registration and morning coffee

11.00 Introduction
Classification, terminology and definitions of cast-in-situ piles
Clarification of the problem with cast-in-situ piles made without reinforcement Chaired by: Riho Pras

11.20 Practice of cast-in-situ piles construction in Estonia
Technical capabilities of cast-in-situ piles
Displacement piles.
Work platform requirements for a drilling machine Veikko Vapper

Kelly-drilled bored piles. Casing-supported borehole, clay-based solution insulated borehole, use of an oscillator.
Advantages and disadvantages of the method. On materials. Kristjan Jassik

CFA piles, bored pile retaining walls, by using CCFA method.
Advantages and disadvantages of different methods. On materials.
Pile load tests.
Experience in geological engineering surveys.
Pile integrity testing. Martin Vaga

12.50 Lunch

13.50 Strength of concrete at cast-in-situ piles
Margin factors and resulting computational strength.
Real-time evolution of concrete strength. Peeter Paane and Riho Oras

14.10 Geological engineering surveys
Geological engineering surveys to calculate the pile load capacity and the volume of surveys required. Pile geotechnical capacity calculation. Lehar Leetsaar

14.40 Calculation and design of cast-in-situ piles
Calculation and design of cast-in-situ piles as concrete elements according to EVS-EN 1992 1-1 “Eurocode 2: Design of concrete structures” Johannes Pello

15.40 Discussion, suggestions for further action

16.00 End of the training

Participants of the training will receive a certificate with 5.0 TPs (points of advanced training). Free lunch at the school canteen and parking at the school's parking lot, as long as there are places available.

Participation requires registration by 7 October, 2019.  Please send your registration form (that can be found here)to the e-mail address betoon@betoon.org.

Participation fee: 65 €, for the members of the Estonian Concrete Association: 45 €VAT will be added to the price.

Additional information:
Phone: 648 1918
E-mail: betoon@betoon.org
http://www.betoon.org

A new guideline by the Estonian Concrete Association - BÜ9: Betoonelementide tolerantsid

A new guideline by the Estonian Concrete Association - BÜ9: Betoonelementide tolerantsid

Estonian Concrete Association

Press release
15.10.2019

The Estonian Concrete Association has published a new guideline  BÜ9: Betoonelementide tolerantsid (Concrete Element Tolerances)

The Estonian Concrete Association has issued a new guideline - BÜ9: Betoonelementide tolerantsid (Conrete Eelement Tolerances). First time in Estonian language, this guide summarizes and provides an overview of tolerance requirements set out by the standards and guidelines for the manufacture and construction of concrete elements.

"When constructing conrete elements, most of the work is done indoors preparing structures," said the head of the work group Vaido Leosk."Given Estonia's volatile climate, this is an important factor to consider in order to achieve controlled quality," Leosk added. 

To ensure economical construction, you need professional engineering that takes into account all specific factors of element construction, as well as appropriate technical skills both in the manufacture and installation of elements.

Vaido Leosk: "In order to make sure that the structure corresponds to the initial design task, we need to determine manufacturing, installation and marking tolerances (all together - construction tolerances) of the products, as well as their application at the factory and construction site."

The guideline "BÜ9: Betoonelementide tolerantsid" was prepared in cooperation with major Estonian manufacturers of concrete products and other construction professionals. In the course of writing the guideline, additional information was obtained from a variety of sources, most important of them being guidance materials issued in Sweden and Finland.

The work group responsible for the guideline included: Vaido Leosk (E-Betoonelement AS), head of the work group, Kirsti Aeg (Framm AS), Andres Hirve (engineering bureau PIKE OÜ), Aare Lessuk (E-Betoonelement AS), Urmas Paas (TMB Element OÜ), Jürgen Paat (Muuga Betoonelement AS), Tanel Tuisk (Tallinn University of Technology), Ahto Tuuling (Lasbet Tootmine AS), Toomas Vainola (Estonian Conrete Aassociation) ja Enno Rebane (Association of Construction Material Producers of Estonia).

The presentation of the new guideline took place on October 10 at the Concrete Technology Day held at Tallinn University of Technology.

Book appearance data:

BÜ9: Betoonelementide tolerantsid.

Guideline work group: Vaido Leosk – head of the work group, Kirsti Aeg, Andres Hirve, Aare Lessuk, Urmas Paas, Jürgen Paat, Enno Rebane, Tanel Tuisk, Ahto Tuuling, Toomas Vainola.

51 pages
Drawings by: Villu Salin; AS E-Betoonelement
Designed by: Eneken Moorlat.
Printed in: AS Pakett, 400 compies.
ISBN 978-9949-999-33-0.

The new guideline is available at the Estonian Concrete Association as well as the Estonian Building Centre.

The Estonian Concrete Association is a union established in order to promote concrete as a domestic construction material, aggregating 66 companies, organizations and individuals.


Additional information:

Tiit Roots, Eesti Betooniühingu juhatuse esimees,

Phone: 50 42 228; e-mail: Tiit.Roots@peri.ee

Toomas Vainola, Eesti Betooniühingu tegevdirektor,

Phone: 50 366 50; 648 1918; e-mail: betoon@betoon.org

www.betoon.org

https://www.betoon.org/koolitused/trukised/

The competition „Estonian Concrete Building of the Year 2019“ begins.
What is the best Estonian concrete building in the year 2019?

The competition „Estonian Concrete Building of the Year 2019“ begins. What is the best Estonian concrete building in the year 2019?

Concrete Association of Estonia Association of Construction Material Producers of Estonia Press release

Concrete Association of Estonia and Association of Construction Material Producers of Estonia have announced the „Concrete Building of the Year 2019” competition. The aim of the contest is to contribute to the architectural concrete, concrete construction and concrete technology development, as well as to raise the reputation of concrete as a domestic building material.

„The continuing urbanization in Estonia relies heavily on concrete construction,” says the chairman of the Concrete Association of Estonia Tiit Roots. „Both infrastructure and constructions building are widely based on concrete,” added Roots.

According to Tiit Roots, concrete has again shown its position as the most widely used domestic building material.

„We invite the creators of soon to be completed buildings to submit their work to our competition," said Tiit Roots.

Conditions to enter the concrete building construction:

-Buildings – structures and constructions – that will be delivered to the owner during the year 2019;

-Buildings that have previously not been submitted to the competition;

-Also designs and proceedings can be submitted.

The winner of the contest is a proceeding or object that invests in the work of the entrepreneurs registered in Estonia and concrete material purveyed locally. Professional engineering and construction are also important aspects of the selection process, also exactingness, quality and innovation of the contestant.

The grand prix goes to the author of the winning idea. The owner, engineer, constructor, supplier of formwork and concrete producer will be denoted.

see more at: https://www.betoon.org/aasta-betoonehitis/voistlusest/konkursi-tingimused/

The jury comprises of representatives of the Union of Estonian Architects, the Concrete Association of Estonia, the Estonian Association of Civil Engineers, the Estonian Association of Construction Entrepreneurs, the Estonian Association of Architectural and Consulting Engineering Companies, the Association of Construction Material Producers of Estonia, AS Kunda Nordic Tsement and constructional media. The jury is summoned by the promoter of the contest.

Konkursile tööde esitamise tähtaeg on 2. detsember 2019. a.

The winner will be announced on the 20th Estonian Concrete Day in March 2020.

The annual contest – The best concrete building of the year – has been organized for 20 years making it the oldest construction competition in Estonia.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2018 is the building of the Estonian Academy of Arts. The main prize, architecture – KUU Arhitektid (Joel Kopli, Koit Ojaliiv, Juhan Rohtla and Eik Hermann);

Contractor Award: Estonian Academy of Arts; Designer Award: Inseneribüroo Printsiip OÜ (Tõnu Peipman, Piret Lindma, Andres Sokk, Tom Arula); Interior Design Award: Pink OÜ (Tarmo Piirmets, Raul Tiitus); Constructor Award: Astlanda Ehitus OÜ; Concrete Works Award: Maru Betoonitööd OÜ, Savekate OÜ; Concrete Award: Betoonimeister OÜ, Rudus AS; Concrete Elements Award: Framm AS, Paneelivabrik OÜ; Formwork Award: Peri AS; Ramirent Baltic OÜ.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2017 – a private residence in Viimsi. Grand Prix – client Mait Rõõmusaar.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2016 – Eesti Rahva Muuseum. Grand Prix – DGT Architects (Dan Dorell, Lina Ghotmeh, Tsuyoshi Tane).

The Concrete Building of the Year 2015 – Ihaste Bridge in Tartu. Grand Prix – Ehituse ja Tarkvara Inseneribüroo OÜ (Juhan Idnurm ja Siim Idnurm).

The Concrete Building of the Year 2014 – Tondiraba Ice Hall. Grand Prix – Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid OÜ.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2013 – the reconstruction works of Ülemiste junction. Grand Prix – AS K-Projekt (head designer).

The Concrete Building of the Year 2012 – the reconstruction of concrete structures of Tallinn Seaplane Harbour. Grand Prix – constructors Karl Õiger and Heiki Onton.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2011 – musical scale Cromatico. Grand Prix – sculptor Lukas Kühne.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2010 – villa in Pirita. Grand Prix – architect Andres Lember, Male Maja OÜ.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2009 – Tallink office building. Grand Prix – architect Meelis Press.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2008 – the expansion of Tallinn Airport. Grand Prix – architect Jean-Marie Bonnard, Sofreavia SA.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2007 – arch bridge of Puurmani. Grand Prix – engineers Siim Idnurm, Juhan Idnurm.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2006 – office building for Luku-Expert. Grand Prix – architect Hindrek Kesler.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2005 – office building for TTP. Grand Prix – architect Meelis Press.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2004 – Ülemiste Hotel. Grand Prix – architect Martin Aunin.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2003 – villa in Viimsi. Grand Prix – Architectural Bureau Emil Urbel.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2002 – Tartu Prison. Grand Prix – Architectural Bureau Kalle Rõõmus AS.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2001 – terminal in Muuga. Grand Prix – engineer Randväli ja Karema AS.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2000 – Rocca al Mare School. Grand Prix – Architectural Bureau Urbel ja Peil.

The Estonian Concrete Association is a union established in order to promote concrete as a domestic construction material, aggregating 66 companies, organizations and individuals.

The Association of Construction Material Producers of Estonia is a union linking 63 companies involved in the production and marketing of construction materials.

Additional information:

Tiit Roots,, Chairman of the Concrete Association of Estonia

Tel: 50 42 228; e-post: tiit@peri.ee

Toomas Vainola, Eesti Betooniühingu tegevdirektor,

Tel: 648 1918; 50 366 50; e-post: betoon@betoon.org

Enno Rebane, Executive Director of the Association of Construction Material Producers of Estonia

Tel: 648 1918; 51 82 662; e-post: eetl@eetl.ee

www.betoon.org

http://www.eetl.ee

Conditions of the competition