Our construction engineering team has many years of experience in the planning and implementation of steel building construction projects. In particular, the manufacture and delivery of large-sized and heavy components from our plant in Darmstadt is one of our specialities. In addition to a typified solution in steel construction, we also take care of the completion of the building with roof and facade works. We also help you with the technical equipment of your industrially used buildings.
Complexes for public passenger and freight transport have stops with all amenities. High passenger capacities and compliance with transport and traffic regulations require that performance targets be met or exceeded. The requirements of implementation during ongoing operations are optimally met through the good planning capability and the high degree of prefabrication offered by steel designs.
Air traffic control buildings
Aircraft hangars are among the most fascinating structures in steel building construction. The vast span of the main girder above the door opening, the wide-span roof structure and the slender columns and stabilizing elements can be superbly achieved with the outstanding strength that steel offers as a building material.
Aircraft hangar doors, whose supporting structures are built of steel, have the largest dimensions in width, height and weight as space-enclosing elements. Many years of experience in steel and crane construction are a prerequisite for the development of hangar doors at Donges.
In order to reduce noise levels during engine checks on the ground, systems are required that can cope with these enormous tolerances. Test routines are not only a very loud affair, they also involve enormous forces that the building is required to withstand over the long term. Steel structures are particularly well suited to the building geometry of these halls with large spans and several massive 100 ton doors.
Architectural concepts with stunning designs adorn terminals all over the world, and steel “plays the supporting role” in most cases. A characteristic component of these large-volume buildings are the filigree steel supporting structures combined with large-surface glass elements. These traffic structures with the highest safety requirements are based on building materials that meet all the industry requirements.
SPORTS AND LEISURE FACILITIES
Stadium roofs and grandstands
To protect spectators from unpredictable weather or to allow for events in arenas, grandstands and playing fields are partially or completely covered. The load-bearing structures of the grandstand roofing should typically not have any visually obstructing supports in the spectator areas. With steel structures, these requirements can be met effortlessly. When building with steel, the ability to achieve appealing architecture is practically limitless.
Leisure and conference centers
Facilities for organized competitive sports as well as for cultural and general leisure activities require a sophisticated building design. Steel supporting structures with small component footprints and large span widths and simultaneous use as substructures are the ideal material for these buildings.
Parking garages, office and administration buildings
The economical Donges system solutions for parking garages offer many ways to combat the typical lack of parking space these days. Whether parking ramps, staggered mezzanines or large-area complete upper levels, steel construction with its small component footprints is ideally suited for the construction of parking garages.
Office and administration buildings
These buildings are outstanding in terms of their individuality, aesthetics and economy. Low building heights due to the use of steel make it possible to erect multi-level buildings cost-effectively, even amid increasingly dense infrastructure of metro areas. Large spans and an almost total design freedom on the individual levels can be implemented with great success. The prefabricated components guarantee a precise fit and rapid building completion, regardless of weather conditions.
Our halls have a modular design. They can be precisely tailored to customer requirements into spacious, multi-bay halls. A short construction time is guaranteed, thanks to prefabrication of the components. Depending on the intended use, prefabricated elements can also provide daylight in the workplace. Access equipment in the form of gate systems and the delivery of crane runways and overhead traveling cranes are also part of our product range. The vast design freedom of the roof and facade ensures an architecturally sophisticated exterior.
Today’s industrial construction requires functional load-bearing structures that not only support the building shells and ceiling levels but also offer uses in production technology such as the installation of conveyor belts, crane runways, pipelines, catwalks and production control stations. Rapidly changing customer requirements and production technology call for flexible, easily convertible building structures that also allow for changes in use at a later time.
Goods distribution centers
We build letter, parcel and goods distribution centers for logistics service providers. Prefabricated components guarantee the construction of a completely new building within the shortest construction lead time. Precise planning and the use of modern building materials mean optimal staging of the construction processes, into which the customer’s trade contractors can also be integrated effortlessly.
We supply all enclosing facade elements as well as roof support shells and roof superstructures from a single source, together with the steel construction or on top of a substructure provided by the customer.
Large-scale industrial facades in various styles of construction have been realized in numerous buildings. Seen here in the photo is an example of an order for large industrial facades involving a 60,000 m² building shell for the power plant GDF SUEZ Wilhelmshaven. The boiler house, over 100 meters high, the powerhouse, the induced draft building, the electrostatic precipitator, the flue gas cleaning system, the switchgear systems and ten other adjacent buildings were cladded with sheet steel elements.
Roof waterproofing with drainage, along with glazing and technical installations, including doors, gates and systems for ventilation and smoke extraction were part of our product range for this project.
Power plant structures and plant scaffolds
Boiler frames and boiler houses for power plants with an output of up to 1,100 MW have always been a domain of steel construction. Due to the absolute priority of the steam generator function and its complexity, each boiler frame is a new development. The constant further development of the power plant during the construction phase requires boiler framing and houses to be constructed from a building material that can be economically adapted to the changing conditions of use. In this case, steel construction is far superior to all other building materials, thanks to its optimal joining methods such as screwing and welding.
With production facilities for the fabrication of components such as boiler frames supports and beams with unit weights of up to 130 tons, our company is ideally geared to handle these tasks. Donges SteelTec also offers the necessary engineering, design and assembly capacity.