MATHIS secures the first laminated timber project in Qatar
- Qatar: Monday, January 07 - 2013 at 12:12
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Having completed several projects in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates such as the extension to King Khaled Airport, and a 35,000 m2 storage building for ADNOC, the family enterprise of Mathis SA, the European leader in Glulam Timber construction, continues to expand its services in the Middle East.
Having made several submissions and proposals, and participated in many technical meetings, this French company was awarded the contract. "Our philosophy is simple: we aid and assist the architects to realize their projects with our timber structures," explains Mr. Alan Dolléans, International Project Manager. Mathis provides all the structural calculations and drawings, carries out the fabrication of the structure, arranges the transportation from the factory to the site, and monitores the erection of the frame.
The timber elements were shipped by sea, and then delivered to site by lorries. The structure was erected in one week without any difficulty. The contractor responsible for the erection, experienced in erecting steel structures, and was pleasantly surprised by the ease of installing the 23 m long beams. "Our trump card is to integrate the engineering design with the digitally controlled CNC fabrication machinery so that when the elements arrive on site they can rapidly and accurately be assembled in record time."
Having completed this initial project in Qatar, Mathis has successfully shown that it is possible to provide alternative forms of construction in timber in the region. Mathis is currently in the process of studying drawings for other large scale projects in the Gulf and hopes, (Inshallah), that between now and the end of the year to see other glulam projects spring out of the ground.
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