Expanding the limits
IMAGINE I N N O V A T E I M P R E S S
I M A G I N Inspiration goes
hand in hand with creativity and imagination. We want to create a world of opportunities - a universe without limits - but space to float in the higher altitudes to see everything in a new perspective. The world of dreams â€“ reaching for something new, different or unconventional. The skewed angle - the desire to challenge the conventional forms, functions or formulas in High Performance Concrete.
If you can dream it, you can do it Walt Disney
Hi-Con is the leading brand of High Performance Concrete solutions. The Hi-Con brand includes all kinds of special elements in High Performance Concrete. Our super thin balconies and staircases, displayed in this brochure, explore the unique mechanical and aesthetic properties of High Performance Concrete. Feel free to get inspired.
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EXPLORE THE GREAT POTENTIAL Hi-Con Nederland B.V. is the center of an innovation network that aims to explore the great potentials of high performance concrete in Holland. We strongly believe in cooperation and synergies between companies and all the stakeholders in the value chain of the construction business. We invite you to challenge us with your dreams of spectacular designs and innovative products.
A NEW GENERATION OF CONCRETE A new generation of concrete structures can now be achieved in a minimalistic and elegant design. At the same time it offers a completely new conceptual building system optimized for function, transport and assembly. Our most used High Performance Concrete is CRC® – Compact Reinforced Composite. The CRC® products are unique as they combine the free shape ability of concrete, the strength of steel and a higher durability than both steel and conventional concrete. This makes CRC® superior in extreme environments where complex or slender shapes are requested and unique structural properties required.
HIGH PERFORMANCE CONCRETE STRON G DE SI GN
ADVA N TA G ES OF H IG H P ERFORM A N CE CON CR ETE
Thin and minimalistic design High strength - almost like steel CONVENTIONAL CONCRETE BALCONY
Freedom in shape and aesthetic design 100+ years durability - even in offshore conditions Lower weight on building and larger area Smaller cranes needed for installation
Lower transportation costs Fire resistant
EXPLORE THE POTENTIAL
CR EA TIVITY
PUT CREATIVITY INTO SHAPE
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EXPAND THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE WORD “BALCONY” Hi-Con balconies expand the limits for understanding the word “balcony”. The project “Amber” in Poptahof, Delft set the starting point of a new era of balcony design in Holland. “Amber” was also the pilot project for getting the design and concrete approved by the Building Authorities, both in extensive documentation as well as full scale load tests.
Ultra s lim
The lowermost photos show authorities witnessing the test of Hi-Con balconies being loaded with up to 8 times design load without breaking.
THIN CANTILEVERED BALCONIES Hi-Con balconies can be designed ultra slim and elegant to suit a contemporary building design. Combined with different shapes or integrated support walls, privacy screens, support struts or consoles, it opens a world of combinations and possibilities of lightness and elegance.
M IN IMALI ST I C
LIGHTNESS AND ELEGANCE
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INNOVATIVE BUILDING DESIGN Innovative and unique building design requires specially designed balconies. These balconies are with parapets that connect to the building.
SHAPE YOUR BALCONY Hi-Con balconies add character to a building. The material offers freedom in design without compromising strength or durability.
DESIGN WITH CHARACTER
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PLAYFUL SHAPES A contemporary building with assymmetric shaped balconies that forms a play- and colorful expression.
A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITES High Performance Concrete can be designed as very thin structures and will leave quite small loads on the building - and still with larger areas, e.g. long galleries.
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BALCONY Connections Hi-Con balconies can be made in any size and shape. On this page you can see one of the many possible connections of balconies. The balcony is connected to the floor through consoles. Each console carries a part of the balcony. The number of consoles depends on the length of the balcony. For optimal load distribution, the consoles are equally destributed over the length. The exact distribution of the load per console depends not only on the distribution of the consoles but also on the stiffness of the supporting floor.
ULTRA SLIM STAIRS
more stairs at www.hi-con.NL
Contact NEDERLAND B.V.
HI-CON Nederland B.V. Lozerweg 44-46, 6006 SR Weert Postbus 10159, 6000 GD Weert Tel: +31(0)88 - 8118 390 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.hi-con.nl
Pieters Bouwtechniek www.pietersbouwtechniek.nl
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The innovative potentials of High Performance Concrete are very high â€“ and in the future you will see many new applications in this wonderful construction material. However - unlocking the potentials requires a new and open minded cooperation and network between the partners in the industry â€“ developers, architects, engineers, contractors, manufacturers, clients and end-users.
We invite everybody to join forces in exploring the future potentials of High Performance Concrete.
H I - C ON N E D E RL A N D B .V . www .hi- con .nl
Hi-Con is the leading brand of High Performance Concrete solutions. The Hi-Con brand includes all kinds of special elements in High Performa...