GEWI® Tendons reinforce roof structures
Construction of a new exhibition hall for the Giovannelli plant farm, Pietrasanta (LU), Italy
The new WOODSYSTEM Connection System, in which wooden trusses are prestressed with GEWI® Bars, is ideally suited for the roof structures of large halls, sport stadiums, trade show booths and large tents. GEWI® Tendons are ideally suited for this type of reinforcement application. The WOODSYSTEM is patented in North America and Europe.
A combination of the WOODSYSTEM and GEWI® Bars was used to erect the roof of a new plant farm in Pietrasanta located on the Italian coast between La Spezia and Livorno. The hall where plants will be exhibited in the future covers an area of 2,800 m². DYWIT S.P.A. supplied about 6.5 t of Ø 32 mm, grade St 500/550 GEWI® Bars, including accessories to reinforce the laminated wood roof structure. The maximum span length is 39 m for this project. The new exhibition hall has now been well strengthened to resist the strong winds that frequently occur on that section of the coast.