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Peikko to supply its DELTABEAM® Slim Floor Structure to a housing project in the United Arab Emirates

Peikko Group’s subsidiary in the United Arab Emirates, Peikko Gulf LLC, is chosen to supply its DELTABEAM® Slim Floor Structure to the Sun Island housing project located in Sharjah, the UAE. The order comprises 5.5 kilometers of DELTABEAM® Composite Beams and a significant amount of HPM® Anchor Bolts. Peikko’s deliveries for the project are ongoing and will continue until 2019. The project is estimated to be finished by 2021.

Sun Island housing includes altogether 268 villas and is a part of Sharjah Waterfront City project. The ambitious project of Sharjah Waterfront City will be built over eight islands along 36 kilometers of waterfront, covering an area of over 18 million square meters. The area will cover hotels, 1,500 housing units and 95 mixed-use high-rise buildings, a central business district, shopping centers and other tourism facilities. The project is developed by Sharjah Oasis Real Estate Development, and the structural design of the villas is made by Naga Architects. The main contractor of the Sun Island is Tech-Construction, and the precast elements are supplied by Abu Dhabi Precast.  

“If this project was made with precast beams, support beams would have been needed. The design requirements of this project were for a slim floor structure, so we had to use out-of-the-box engineering approaches to solve the structural demands without impacting the design. Our choice was the Finnish innovative technology of Peikko, the DELTABEAM® Slim Floor Structure, to provide support to the cantilevered elements of the villas. This enhances the aesthetical appearance by avoiding the use of any drop-down beams and thus enabling full-height windows or curtain walls,” says Mr. Hazan from Naga Architects.

“Our DELTABEAM® is a flexible and versatile solution that combines perfectly the speed of installation with architecturally demanding shapes and slim floors. It enables slender and light structural solutions that provide savings in terms of volume and costs. Its composite action between steel and concrete allows for creative structures with large open spaces,” explains Topi Paananen, CEO of Peikko Group Corporation.  


Further information:

Topi Paananen, CEO, Peikko Group Corporation, mobile: +358 50 384 3001, email: [email protected] 

Radovan Endel, General Manager, Peikko Gulf LLC, mobile: +971 50 279 2215, email: [email protected]

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DELTABEAM® is Peikko’s composite slim-floor system for multi-story buildings of any kind. It allows flexibility for layout changes throughout the service life of the building and enables easy HVAC installations. With the use of DELTABEAM® the depth of the whole structure can be reduced, which means savings in construction time and costs as well as in heating and cooling costs. DELTABEAM® enables different kinds of cantilevers and architecturally challenging façade solutions without the use of in-situ casting. 

Peikko Group in brief:

Peikko Group Corporation is a leading global supplier of slim floor structures and connection technology for precast and cast-in-situ applications. Peikko’s innovative solutions offer a faster, safer, and more efficient way to design and build. Peikko has subsidiaries in 30 countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and North America, with certified manufacturing operations in 7 countries. Peikko’s turnover in 2017 was EUR 188 million. Peikko is a family-owned and run company that employs over 1,600 professionals. Peikko was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Lahti, Finland. Further information: