Architectural systems for Industrial & commercial buildings
- Static diagrams
- Continuous insulation
- Water out
- Solar energy
- BioTI - self-cleaning nanotechnology
- Anti-seismic planning
The huge development of anti-seismic design as regards buildings erected using pre-stressed reinforced concrete was promoted by Civil Protection Order no. 3274 dated 2003 which in fact extended to all national geographic areas the obligation to take into account earthquake risks when designing new buildings.
Paver therefore started an in-depth revision of its construction systems with the aid of leading university institutes such as the EUCENTRE (Pavia University) and the Milan Polytechnic in order to upgrade the safety standards of its buildings by improving structural diagrams and building details.
Real scale prototypes were made which underwent destruction tests. These proved very useful for assessing the effectiveness of the calculated structural sizing hypotheses. | figure 1- 2 |
Thanks to this experience, Paver has been able to normalize a system of connections between its structural elements suitable for guaranteeing the planned building during the actual occurrence of an earthquake.
Besides rigid connections, dissipative systems have been developed for protecting buildings against earthquakes so as to prevent serious damage to structures and save human lives in case of high-intensity earthquakes. By seismically isolating the building, a reduction is achieved in the horizontal forces produced by the earthquake and thanks to the period increase better dampening is achieved.
To achieve such results, Paver uses both High Damping Rubber Bearings (HDRB) and Lead Rubber Bearings (LRB) made by means of a succession of vulcanized rubber layers on steel plates in order to disperse the energy produced by the earthquake.
PAVER also uses hydraulic connectors of the viscose fluid "shock transmitter" type, useful in cases when the structure has to change its static pattern, in the event of earthquakes, wind or other dynamic events. For example, in the case of high multi-storey buildings, where heat expansion joints are required, the frames are distanced thanks to the shock-transmitters to prevent hammering during earthquakes.