In assignment of AEB Amsterdam Voortman Steel Construction has replaced and raised the roof of the waste tipping hall. The company, which is part of the municipality of Amsterdam, is the largest waste disposal company in one location in the world. AEB processes 1.4 million tonnes of municipal and industrial waste on an annual basis. Every day, 600 garbage trucks dump this waste in the waste tipping halls. More than 99% of this is being reused.
- AEB Amsterdam
- Waste industry
The roof of the waste tipping hall has been replaced and raised to enable larger container vehicles of 45 ft. to dump the waste here. Previously, the roof was lower than the required dumping height of these vehicles and therefore a higher roof was required. The new raised roof, with a surface area of approximately 1500 m2, consists of: 65 tons of steel, skylights, perforated roof plates, roof insulation, translucent wall cladding, roof cladding and fall and lightning protection.
The challenge of this project was the continuous waste process with high safety requirements. Because business operations should not be hindered and the waste tipping hall had to remain watertight, various auxiliary structures had to be put in place so the new roof could be mounted over the old roof on the existing steel structure. As soon as the new roof was ready, the old one was removed.