Reaalprojekt Summer Days 2022

This year, the Reaalprojekt Summer Days took place on the shore of the lake with the largest and most beautiful sandy beach in Saaremaa, at the Karujärve Center 29 – 31.07.2022.

People from the Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian offices participated with their families.
There were a total of 195 participants.

Title of the Summer Days this time was “Children’s Camp”. The participants had the opportunity to be in a childish costume, play children’s games, laugh a lot and enjoy a great meal.

The weather gave us a mostly sunny weekend, so in addition to the above, we were also able to enjoy the pleasures of the beach.

Team watercraft construction and competition EE+LV+LT
Band Cherrywood

Upcoming training event: Use of geosynthetics for infrastructure, environmental structures and hydraulic structures

You are welcome to join our online training event on 21 and 22 April: Use of geosynthetics for infrastructure, environmental structures and hydraulic structures!

The training event will be held at the initiative of Reaalprojekt OÜ and in cooperation with Addenda OÜ, a company specialising in organising training events. Lecturers are certified civil engineer Sven Sillamäe and German engineers from Huesker Synthetic GmbH, a company manufacturing geosynthetics. The training event will mostly be held in English.

The Estonian Association of Civil Engineers will grant 15.3 TPs for participating in the training event.

The discount fee for full two days’ participation in the training event is €395 + VAT (€474), while the fee for participating in a single training day is €225 + VAT (€270). The discount fee applies if you register before 14 April!

All registered persons will receive a recording of the training event with a personal 30-day right to re-watch the event.

Training event schedule and further information: https://www.addenda.ee/geosynteetide-kasutamine-infrastruktuuri-keskkonna-ja-vesiehituses

TOPICS

21 April 2021, Use of geosynthetics for infrastructure and environmental structures

  • Introduction
  • Geosynthetics Overview
  • Use of geosynthetics for constructing forest roads
  • (Introduction of the guidelines for the design, construction and maintenance of forest road covering of the State Forest Management Centre)
  • Use of geosynthetics for strengthening the subsoil and creating foundations
    • strengthening the structure base
    • embankment on weak soils
    • reinforcing soils with geosynthetics
    • subsidence funnels
  • Use of geosynthetics for environmental structures
    • protecting groundwater
    • isolating pollution hotspots
    • dewatering (handling and solidifying sediment)

As a result of training, participants:

  • Have an overview of the main manufactured geosynthetics and their applications in infrastructure construction;
  • Are able to use the guidelines for forest road covering of the State Forest Management Centre as supportive materials for the design, construction and maintenance of forest roads;
  • Have primary knowledge of:
    1. the calculation methods and applications of strengthening the soil with geosynthetics and other applied materials;
    2. the principles and calculation methods for designing embankments on weak soils;
    3. the mechanisms related to the reinforcing of soil with geosynthetics and the factors limiting them;
    4. issues related to subsidence funnels and the fundamental solution to the problem with the help of geosynthetics.
  • Are aware of how to protect groundwater from moving pollutants via geocomposite materials;
  • Have an overview of the technology of solidifying sediment with the help of geotextile containers.

TOPICS

22 April 2021, Use of geosynthetics for hydraulic structures

  • Introduction
  • Main characteristics and basic knowledge
  • Nature of erosion
  • Regular solutions
  • Constructing without suffosion hazards
  • Preventing land erosion
  • Concrete lining from cloth
  • Sand fillable geotextile elements

As a result of training, participants are aware of:

  • the reasons for bank erosion and are able to choose the suitable geosynthetics for preventing coastal bank erosion;
  • the principles of designing funnels from geotextiles;
  • the principles of surface erosion and are able to choose the suitable geosynthetics for preventing surface erosion;
  • the principles for designing and installing concrete lining from cloth;
  • the possibilities for using sand fillable geotextile elements used in coastal building and the technology of their installation.

LOCATION OF EVENT
The training event will be held on 21 and 22 April 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. in the online seminar environment of Addenda OÜ. All participating persons will receive a link via the online seminar environment, allowing them to access the event 20 minutes before it commences. The training event can be watched at work, at home, or in another location that you prefer. We will broadcast the video and slides of the training provider, and similarly to a regular physical meeting, you can ask the training providers questions. The electronic study materials will be sent before the commencement of the training event!

COST
If you register before 14 April 2021, the discount fee for the two training days applies – €395 + VAT (€474); thereafter, the regular price will apply – €455 + VAT (€546).
The training event will cost €225 + VAT (€270) for all persons who only wish to participate in a single day of training. In this case, please use the discount code 1PÄEV when registering and note in the extra information field of the registration form the day of training you wish to participate in.

Further information and registration: https://www.addenda.ee/geosynteetide-kasutamine-infrastruktuuri-keskkonna-ja-vesiehituses

Stay healthy! 

Kristina Paal
Addenda OÜ
+372 5566 2741
kristina.paal@addenda.ee
www.addenda.ee

BIMsummit Estonia 2021 focuses on InfraBIM

BIMsummit Estonia, Estonia’s largest conference focusing on BIM and digital construction, will take place for the fifth time on 11 March. For the first time, the focus is on digital construction in the field of infrastructure. The conference highlights developments in the field in Estonia and the wider world and shares the most salient topics and most illuminating experiences of practitioners.

Reaalprojekt OÜ has an important role in the development of Estonian InfraBIM. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the company offers a full range of infrastructure design services and has helped implement more than 1000 projects over the years. Among them are several projects that rely on InfraBIM principles. Reaalprojekt OÜ chairs the InfraBIM working group of the Digital Construction Cluster.

In terms of engineering design, this is the largest project in Estonia in which BIM is used for modelling both roads and buildings. The outdoor parts of the quarter – roads and utility clearances and networks – were designed by Reaalprojekt. BIMsummit Infra 2021 At the web conference, the head of the company’s project department Taavi Sadam will share Reaalprojekt’s experiences with the implementation of BIM and the engineering work performed in Kvartal. 

BIM is used to produce an integrated model for conflict detection and information management throughout the building lifecycle. BIM design is becoming the new design standard, which will replace the usual drawing on paper with 3D information models.

InfraBIM is a process developed for the design, construction and management of infrastructure, where an information-rich 3D model is at the heart of the entire process. 3D modelling allows the creation of a visual model, the analysis of possible conflict points in the structure, the detection of design errors and the comparison of different options and their costs. It is also possible to generate 2D drawings and rapidly develop several technical versions of the project. 3D modelling also helps in administering the road maintenance information system.

View the BIMsummit programme and register here www.bimsummit.ee/

The conference is free of charge for the public.

Construction begins on the pedestrian/cycle bridge connecting the Majaka development and the Kadriorg district

In February, construction began on the second stage of the pedestrian and cycle path connecting Filtri Road with the Kadriorg district and Ülemiste terminal in the centre of Tallinn: a two-part pedestrian and cycle bridge (with an observation platform) connecting the Majaka neighbourhood and Kadriorg will be completed. The engineering work on this project was performed by Reaalprojekt OÜ.

The bridge will allow a smooth transition from Majaka Street to the pedestrian and cycle paths originating in the Kadriorg district and leading toward Filtri, Gonsiori and Poska streets. In the bigger picture, the bridge will connect the Lasnamäe, Pirita and Kesklinn network of pedestrian and cycle paths. The pedestrian and cycle bridge starting from Majaka Street continues the trajectory of the Majaka Street cycle path and creates a link between the two districts. The pedestrian and cycle path project was prepared by Reaalprojekt OÜ and is being built by TREF Nord.

The two phases of engineering works carried out by Reaalprojekt included a total of 1.78 km of pedestrian and cycle roads, 0.13 km of bicycle paths, 0.014 km of sewerage pipes and monolithic reinforced concrete structures for two bridges (one of them a four-span slab superstructure and the other a prestressed slab superstructure). “Visually, these will be attractive, curved reinforced concrete structures on posts. The first bridge has a geometry that resembles the shape of a horseshoe and is variable in width. The second bridge has a total length of 50 metres and has a flatter S-shape,” said Aleksei Muzalevski, the head of the bridge group of Reaalprojekt OÜ.

In addition to the two-part pedestrian and cycle bridge, street lighting will be built, utility networks will be upgraded and landscaping work will be carried out. The public will delight in the construction of a viewing platform.

The deadline for completion is October 2021.

Read more about the project in pealinn.ee and Postimees.

Roads and utility lines/networks in the Liivalaia business and residential quarter designed by Reaalprojekt

The developer Kapitel and construction company Merko signed a contract for underground construction works and the construction of external pipelines of one of Estonia’s largest projects, the Liivalaia business and residential quarter, which will be erected opposite Hotel Olümpia at the intersection of Liivalaia and Juhkentali streets. There will be three interconnected buildings in the quarter, including the tallest office building in Estonia. The outdoor parts of the quarter – roads and utility clearances and networks – were designed by Reaalprojekt.

With a gross area totalling 77,000 square metres and an area of 36,000 square metres to be leased out, the quarter consists of three buildings and a connecting parking garage. In addition to office space and rental apartments, the quarter will have 5000 square metres of various catering and service space, a 25-metre swimming pool for employees of companies working in the quarter, a sports club and mini-spa, beauty and health services as well as rooms for conferences, meetings and events. The quarter’s two-storey underground car park and above-ground parking garage will have a total of 470 parking spaces and a car wash, Estonia’s largest indoor bicycle parking and bike wash station and changing rooms and showers.

A square will be built in front of the buildings and two new access roads to Imanta and Võlvi streets will be built in addition to a green area and a public park along Veski Street, from which a pedestrian and cycle path runs along the channel of the former Härjapea River.

In terms of engineering design, this is the largest project in Estonia in which BIM is used for modelling both roads and buildings. BIM is used to produce an integrated model for conflict detection and information management throughout the building lifecycle. BIM design is becoming the new design standard, which will replace the usual drawing on paper with 3D information models.

The architect of the quarter is Martin Aunin and the interior architect is Arhitekt11. Kapitel’s total investment in the quarter is approximately 100 million euros. The cost of the contract for the underground works and the construction of the external pipelines is approximately 14 million euros and the works will last 19 months.

For more information on the experience of using BIM to design the quarter, tune in to the conference BIMsummit 2021 https://www.bimsummit.ee/

For more info read ERR website.

Construction begins on a pedestrian/cycle route connecting Filtri Road with the Kadriorg district and Ülemiste terminal

The construction of the first stage of the pedestrian/cycle path connecting Filtri Road with the Kadriorg district and Ülemiste terminal has begun in the centre of Tallinn. The engineering work on this project was performed by Reaalprojekt OÜ.

During the implementation of the project, a new route for pedestrians and cyclists will be built, which includes connecting Tehnika Street and Filtri Road to the Kadriorg district and Ülemiste terminal via the Odra Street, Türnpu Street, Vilmsi Street and Vesivärava Street pedestrian/cycle path. In the second stage of the project, a pedestrian/cycle bridge with an observation platform will be built to connect Gonsiori Street to Majaka Street.

The design of the pedestrian/cycle path connecting Filtri Road with the Kadriorg district and Ülemiste terminal was prepared by Reaalprojekt OÜ. The engineering work included a total of 1.78 km of pedestrian and cycle roads, 0.13 km of bicycle paths, 0.014 km of sewerage pipes and monolithic reinforced concrete structures for two bridges (one of them a four-span slab superstructure and the other a prestressed slab superstructure).

The construction works of the first stage will be performed by Tallinna Teed AS and the deadline for the works is November 2020. The construction of the pedestrian/cycle path was commissioned by the city of Tallinn’s environment and public utilities department.

Read more Tallinna linna veebilehelt.