Nemetschek Structural User Contest 2013

93 X Nemetschek Structural User Contest 2013 - Category 1: Buildings Category 1: Buildings 1 Short description │Rest and Nursing Home “Rustenhove” After completion, the Rustenhove rest and nursing home will comprise of approximately 8,360 sqm. The main technical challenges of this project concerned the entrance building, which contains a supporting concrete wall with the form of a cone envelope. The increase of the internal loads caused by global imperfection was analysed by means of a second order calculation. In addition, a study of the deformations was made. The influence of the cumulated deflections of the two transfer levels as well as the influence of the different stages of construction were thereby taken into account. VK Engineering Contact Frederique Noë Address Zevenbergenlaan 2a 8200 Brugge, Belgium Phone + 32 50 390553 Email [email protected] Website VK offers its services in four market segments: Healthcare, Buildings, Industry and Infrastructure. Our multi-disciplinary consulting engineers undertake studies in building services and civil & structural engineering, ranging from mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and plumbing, to data communication, security and fire engineering, to concrete and structural studies. VK keeps track of advanced technologies and studies in architecture and construction management and puts together the best team for the client’s project. Having a proven track record with many renowned architects, VK proudly looks back on the building of a portfolio that features many challenging and large-scale projects, including new constructions, as well as renovations of (classified) monuments, expert assessments and management. The new NATOheadquarters, the Antwerp law courts, the Astana National Library, and the VinMedicare Hospital in Hanoi are but a few examples. Project information Owner Woon- en Zorgcentrum Rustenhove vzw Architect architektenburo Johan Ketele bvba General Contractor Algemene Ondernemingen Himpe Engineering Office VK Engineering Location Ledegem, Belgium Construction Period 2007 to 2015