PASSION FOR WOOD
THE SPECIALIST FOR TIMBER STRUCTURES
GLULAM ROOF ELEMENTS WALL PANELS CROSS-LAMINATED TIMBER PANELS WOOD AND GLASS FACADES COMPLETE SOLUTIONS
RUBNER, LEADER IN EUROPE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF LARGE TIMBER BUILDINGS
Rubner Holzbau is the ideal partner to trust when building complex timber structures and projects of high architectural quality. The constant thrust towards innovation and our wide experience gained over decades of work have allowed our company to become the technological leader and specialist in the field of timber.
Rubner Holzbau puts forward innovative solutions for:• glulam constructions• prefabricated roof and wall panels• cross-laminated timber panels or wood-and-
glass curtain wallings • complete building envelopes
This wide range of products has allowed the com-pany to create, all over the world, buildings char-acterised by a common denominator: supreme mastery in the use of timber - a value that is ac-
tively experienced by all our staff at the produc-tion facilities in Bressanone - Brixen, Calitri and Ober-Grafendorf, as also in our design and sales offices all over Europe.
The passion for this raw material also emerges in the many types of projects we develop for public and private residential complexes: • industrial and commercial buildings• sports arenas and shopping centres• churches• congress and cultural centres• bridges • housing estate The yearly production by Rubner Holzbau amounts to 300,000 m2 of prefabricated roof and wall panels in solid wood, and 85,000 m3 of special glulam elements.
Carrefour Shopping Centre, Limbiate (I) | Sports Complex, Astrachan (RU) | Breitwieser Sales Centre for natural stones, Tulln (A) NÖ Wirtschaftszentrum, St. Pölten (A) Züblin Z3 Group headquarters, Stuttgart (D)
NATURALLY TIMBER ECOLOGICAL AND SUSTAINABLE
Rubner Holzbau has been working for more than 70 years, at their three production facilities, with the most ecological and sustainable raw material there is in absolute: timber. We began to take this route in an era when the themes of sustainabil-ity, of bio-architecture and of quality guarantee for widely used products were not considered as fundamental requisites in the building trade.
Timber is a renewable natural material that ab-sorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and hence contributes to protection of the environ-ment and of our vital space. The extraordinary characteristics of the cellular structure of wood remain unchanged, including in semi-finished products such as glulam beams and of prefab-ricated roof and wall panels. Unlike competing materials, for which the characteristics of environ-
mental compatibility must be emphasised by the producer with costly marketing exercises and nu-merous advertising campaigns, Rubner Holzbau can use the money not invested in these activities to optimise the quality of their own products, of the production process and of the staff’s know how.
By using local wood species and timber from for-ests managed with eco-sustainable criteria, by reduction of primary energy demand to a mini-mum, by recovery of production waste, by reduc-tion of the CO2 emissions and by an ever grow-ing use of photovoltaic systems, Rubner Holzbau intends to give maximum priority to ecological principles at all levels, so as to actively contribute to the protection of our environment.
GLULAM HIGH-PERFORMANCE, LONG LIFE
At the production sites of Rubner Holzbau glued laminated timber (glulam) has been produced for decades. Glulam has roughly the load-bear-ing capacity of steel at a much lower weight; it ensures a high level of fire protection and pro-vides good earthquake resistance in comparison to solid wood constructions and also very good resistance against aggressive environments and media.
Glulam holds great advantages when used in buildings with a high degree of prefabrication, it eliminates cold bridging and enables construc-tions using large spans while allowing aestheti-cally sophisticated designs. All this explains the increasing market share of glulam structures over concrete and steel structures.
In a fully automated and quality-assured produc-tion process industrially dried slats of spruce from our own sawmill are used to produce any types of individually shaped joists up to 50 me-tres in length which are cut to size on our CNC-controlled trimming machines.
Before production begins Rubner Holzbau can provide the complete CAD design ranging from simple structural systems to complex and long spanning truss constructions; alternatively we can provide construction kits based on design information provided by others. In each instance, the client determines the desired scope of ser-vices e.g. cutting and painting of joists, delivery and installation of steel parts, transport of pre-fabricated components and site assembly with our own qualified staff.
Falkensteiner Resort, Katschberg (A) | Auditorium at the KwaSizabantu mission, Durban (SA) | Restaurant „Coriolis” by Eden, Ripalimosani (I) | Aquapark Foodcourt, Izmir (TR) Church of S. Francesco d’Assisi,Alpe di Siusi, Castelrotto (I)
ROOF ELEMENTSPREFABRICATED TO SIZE
The modular construction method has been used by Rubner Holzbau for many decades. Our roof elements can be used to create high qual-ity roof structures achieving the highest stand-ards in terms of acoustic performance and fire resistance. At the same time they offer solutions in areas where a high degree of prefabrication is required to suit tight construction budgets and programs.
The modular construction method provides a number of advantages for Clients. A free choice of undersides for every requirement (sound ab-sorbing or insulating, etc.), a variety of build-ups in line with fire resistance classifications (REI 30, 60, 90) and a range of components such as dome lights, skylights and smoke extractors. In addi-
tion, prefabrication enables faster construction times, a high level of work safety on site through the reduction of assembly processes, and weath-er-independent installation. The controlled pro-duction environment in our factory ensures a consistent standard of quality and therefore pro-vides the highest level of accuracy and security using tested and intelligent solutions.
Every year around 300,000 m2 of prefabricated roof elements measuring up to 18 metres in length and 3 metres in width (standard dimen-sions) are produced and processed using turn table machines and bridge-type CNC trimming machines.
Ökofen, Purgstall/Erlauf (A) | Tesco Superstore, Barnstaple (GB) | Production facility Pircher Oberland S.p.A., Rolo, www.pircher.eu (I)Logistics centre PSA Peugeot Citroën, Spillern (A) | Skylink, Vienna airport (A)
WALL PANELSCUSTOMIZED PRODUCTION, HIGH LOAD-BEARING CAPACITY
Due to the advantages of the efficient and sus-tainable modular construction method, timber is being used increasingly as a building material in walls and facades. The long-established design concept of Rubner Holzbau and the flexibility of build-ups with numerous options for external and internal surface finishes, with linings pre-dominantly made of sheet material create almost unlimited possibilities. A distinction is made be-tween storey-high wall elements for the storey by storey erection of multi-storey buildings and wall elements spanning across floors which are in-stalled onto existing support structures.
In addition to conventional projects in the indus-trial and commercial construction sector using simple and functional facades, more and more
projects receive individual and sustainable enve-lopes creating a wide range of design possibili-ties for architects and designers. Using the modu-lar construction method, multi-storey residential offices or commercial buildings can be construct-ed quickly, be environmentally sustainable and energy-efficient and be tailored to individual or special requirements in order to create comfort-able and positive living spaces.
The economic advantage: by reducing the total wall thickness due to a combination of the insulat-ing and structural properties of the components and the very high degree of prefabrication, re-sources, time and money can be saved during the implementation of projects.
Residential complex Mühlgrundweg, Vienna (A) | Technical High School, Eisenstadt (A) | Technology Centre Ennstal, Reichraming (A) Production and erection of wall elements
CROSS-LAMINATED TIMBER PANELSMULTI-LAYER AND MASSIVE
Cross-laminated timber is used as required in ceilings, walls and roofs consisting of spruce slats similar to glulam which are industrially dried to a moisture content of 12% (+/-2%) and checked with special scanners for compliance with the relevant strength class. For ecological reasons only timber from FSC- or PEFC-certified forests is processed.
Cross-laminated timber usually consists of three to five layers of lamellae glued crosswise and flat to one another to achieve a blocking effect (multi-layered variants available on request). This results in large-size solid wood panels with maximum dimensions 13 m length, 4 m width and 20 cm
thickness. The crosswise alignment of the layers prevents the timber from swelling and shrink-ing. In addition, the load bearing properties on all sides open up new applications in timber con-structions.
Rubner Holzbau provides the production and cutting of wall panels (including door and win-dow cut-outs), ceiling panels (including staircase holes, ceiling recesses, chimney cut-outs) and panel joint connections (including rebated edges, shaped holes and covering boards) as well as spe-cial solutions.
Falkensteiner Hotel Sonnenalpe, Nassfeld (A) | Waldorf school, Laibach (SL) | Daytime workshop, Sittersdorf (A) | Road maintenance centre, Sierndorf (A) Cross-laminated timber panels for various uses
WOOD-AND-GLASS CURTAIN WALLINGS LARGE SIZES AND GREAT VARIETY
Wood-and-glass curtain wallings, Züblin Z3 Group headquarters, Stuttgart (D)
The design and engineering properties of timber when used in combination with glass and alumin-ium open up a whole range of architectural pos-sibilities. The facade system, which is also suitable for very large concepts, ensures the implementa-tion of the architect‘s aesthetic and detailed geo-metrical requirements, in both ecological and economic terms. The designs can be based on curtain walling facades using traditional transoms and mullions or on fully pre-assembled modular facades including insulated panels, window ele-ments or external cladding.
Transom and mullion facades made of timber and glass are noted for being extremely weath-
er-resistant and long-lasting, guaranteed by the use of tested sealing systems and materials that are specifically intended and optimised for use outdoors. Depending on the building’s require-ments, the physical facade quality can be sup-plied up to passive house standard. Compliance with sound and fire protection regulations as well as the assurance of quality and design variety is guaranteed through the planning and execution provided entirely by Rubner Holzbau.
The facade system offers a wide variety of ap-plications, such as for office buildings, hospitals, schools, universities and commercial buildings.
Motorway service area Asfinag (A) | Schärf World, Neusiedl/See (A) | Completely eco-sustainable logistics building Gebrüder Weiss, Wörgl (A)Building materials center Sochor, Vienna (A) | Zörkler, Jois, (A) | Mosser, Perwarth (A)
COMPLETE SOLUTIONS A SINGLE PARTNER
With its own tinsmith department and a speciali-sation in roof coverings, underside cladding and facade formations with all connections and seals, Rubner Holzbau acts as a general supplier and is able to offer complete solutions for building en-velopes and to implement them using its own, properly qualified workforce.
Whether laminated timber structures, roofing ele-ments with roof coverings in sheet metal, plastic sheeting or bitumen, timber facades, sandwich panels, siding or trapezoidal sheets: Rubner Holz-bau with its architects, planners and developers
offers the advantage of a single, competent point of contact as well as of a time- and cost-efficient implementation. This guarantees the creation of a high-quality solution that satisfies the respective requirements while maintaining a clearly defined, central responsibility.
The high proportion of services performed in-house results in economical overall solutions, in which the desired and required accessories, such as light domes, smoke extractors, roof lights, se-curity features and maintenance accessories, are all included in the scope of the order.
Sports complex, Astrachan (RUS)
DESIGN CERTIFICATION AND CONFORMITY TO STANDARDS
Ensuring the quality and safety of all products and services through technical competence takes top priority at Rubner Holzbau. For this reason, all production locations have set up their own engineering offices with a total of around 60 employees, where the design engineers have full command over all the services required for a modern production process, from materials management to structural engineering and CAD planning. Integrated design offices with experi-enced structural engineers complete this con-ceptual work.
The technical specialists have decades of expe-rience, which benefits the customer during the
consultation and offer phases, as the sales en-gineers are able to make use of this know-how. The quality of the services comes about through clearly defined, constantly evaluated processes and solution-based collaboration between the customer, the specialist planners, the contractor and all other project participants. Quality creates certainty and trust in the product and guarantees implementation and realisation of the projects in line with the developer’s wishes.
The many national and international certificates, quality seals and quality standards are subject to constant monitoring by internationally accred-ited testing institutes.
Rubner Holzbau not only supports projects through acceptance, but also provides mainte-nance for the assets it creates. The servicing and maintenance of buildings has long since been anchored in the various construction standards and therefore represents a modern industry practice. Experts know that this topic is particu-larly important in the context of sustainable in-vestment. However, this awareness is often lack-ing in practical implementation.
Rubner Holzbau has set itself the goal of explain-ing the necessity of this service to developers and project managers, and thus to contribute to the long-term retention of value. So, in addition to verifying the officially prescribed safety fea-tures, Rubner Holzbau also offers its own regular safety check on the building systems as well as a standardised check of the building itself.
A transparent cost-benefit analysis after the sur-vey enables measures to be taken at an early stage, which secures cost savings over the long term.
Maintenance work on the smoke evacuation system | safety checks on anchor points | maintenance work as needed on flat roof
BUILDING MAINTENANCE VALUE PRESERVATION
Research Centre Kerakoll GreenLab,Sassuolo (I)Architectural design: Studiobiòs, arch. Barbara Federica Bonadies325 m3 of glulam
BUILDINGS CREATED WITH PASSION
Wooden observation tower, Pyramidenkogel, Keutschach (A)Architectural design: Klaura, Kaden + Partner, Klagenfurt (A)
Structural planners: Lackner + Raml, Villach (A) 500 m3 of glulam
1.000 m2 of X-Lam
Snowplough garage at the Vienna/Schwechat Airport (A)Buyer: ABCD Deutschland GmbH
900 m3 of glulam12,000 m2 of roof elements
2,780 m2 of wall elements4,370 m2 of facades
Shopping centre “Le Acciaierie” a Cortenuova (I)Architectural design: arch. Gianni Roncaglia1,700 m3 of glulam
Rubner Holzbau Bressanone, Italy
Italy’s first glulam timber company – Holzbau S.p.A. – was established in Bressanone in 1974. Constant investment in the production technology, employee know-how and the close collaboration with universities, research institutions, technical creative planners and renowned architects quickly made the company the market leader in Italy. Over 175 peo-ple work at the location in Bressanone – including around 25 CAD engineers and structural engineers in the Project Service department.
Rubner Holzbau Ober-Grafendorf, Austria
Founded as Glöckel Holzbau more than 70 years ago, the company was already specialised in the production of glulam timber joists by the 1960s and in prefabricated roofing ele-ments by the end of the 1980s. Three hundred employees, in-cluding around 20 CAD engineers and structural engineers, the largest and most modern production line in Europe for the production of structural roofing and wall elements, as well as its own tinsmith department specialising in roof co-verings and facades have enabled the company to grow into the market leader for building envelopes in Austria.
Rubner Holzbau Calitri, Italy
Since 1991, Rubner Holzbau has operated the biggest cen-tre for the planning and production of glulam timber cons-tructions at Calitri in southern Italy, which grew out of the company Holzbau Sud. Fifty employees at the head office in Calitri and at the two branches in Avellino and Palermo – including around 15 CAD engineers and structural engi-neers – produce approx. 8,000 m3 of certified glulam timber each year.
Rubner Holzbau Bressanone, Italy Rubner Holzbau Ober-Grafendorf, Austria
OFFICES AND FACILITIES COMPETENCE CENTRES ALL OVER EUROPE
Sales and consulting offices
Due to the growing number of projects across Europe, branch offices have been opened in the following countries in recent years:
• Germany• France• Slovenia• Poland
Rubner Holzbau Calitri, Italy
OUR KEY BRAND VALUES AT YOUR SERVICERubner, with decades of experience in high quality wood structures, has become the refe-rence specialist in the fi eld of made-to-measure wood buildings. This result is the fruit of the company philosophy that accompanies all members of our staff in their professional deve-lopment, placing them at the centre of all decisions and activities.
The Rubner philosophy is based on eight key values that generate trust in the Rubner brand; because wherever you hear or read the name of Rubner, you can trust in these eight values.
Attention and respect We have deep respect for wood and for the environment, but also for our staff, customers and suppliers. Behind all actions there are people, and success will be long-lived only if we work as a team and with reciprocal respect.
PioneeringWe defi ne new standards in the fi elds of process and product technology and we have taken on a pioneering role in the wood processing sector. Our vision is always forwards and our constant research and development with the integration of innovative ideas underline our approach, oriented to the future.
Specialist in woodOur decades of experience have taught us to treat wood with great respect. Our staff is highly qualifi ed and motivated, and bring their experience and capabilities into all our projects, to identify always the ideal solution that satisfi es our quality standards and our customers’ demands. We live this specialisation day by day, with unfaltering conviction.
PresenceThe many projects that we have completed all over the world underline our in-ternational character. With strength due to our widely distributed sales network, we can ensure our customers and partners will have rapid and direct contact with our company. We are present at fairs, exhibitions, congresses and seminaries and we maintain contact with our like minded colleagues. We cooperate with univer-sities and polytechnics because research and development are one of the main columns of our work.
PrecisionWe keep our promises, to the letter, defi ning the rules for operation with punc-tuality and with excellent quality standards, leaving nothing to chance: the given word is for us our bond. We know that only reliability can generate trust and ex-cellence in performance.
LeadershipOur objective is to reach excellence in all we do, and we consider even the most complex projects a stimulating challenge. Any job is worthy of the maximum res-pect and is faced by all our staff with an eye to maximum quality. We are proud of the enormous appreciation for Rubner products on the market in this fi eld.
PassionAn essential premise to the creation of exciting products and services is the personal commitment of our staff, whose motivation and availability make their extraordinary performance possible, thus guaranteeing the customers excellent results for the future too.
Advanced technologyOnly the combination of man and technology generates excellent performance. Thanks to extraordinary infrastructure we reach the maximum results in terms of quality and productivity, always searching for innovative solutions with the objec-tive of extracting the best from wood. Our machinery is up-to-date and constantly perfected, allowing us to develop our technologies and ensure a position of com-petitive advantage on the market.
PASSION FOR WOODThe Rubner family-managed Group is today one of the main European companies operating in the fi eld of wood constructions. The company management, by now the third generation, has successfully realised their futuristic vision in the fi eld of wood constructions and the evo-lutionary path has always been characterised by continuous growth and constant internatio-nalisation. In all these years, the creed of the Group, PASSION FOR WOOD, has never failed.
This same passion today still inspires the owner family represented by Stefan, Peter, Joachim and Alfred Rubner. Under the direction of Stefan Rubner, President of Rubner Holding, the Rubner Group today manages a business subdivided into fi ve strategic sectors: wood in-dustry, wood structures, large turn-key projects, wood homes and wood doors.Just as in an orchestra, the individual companies integrate in the Group to form a single great unit and fully develop their potentiality. The harmonious exchange between the various company sectors has allowed Rubner to reach the highest performance and to penetrate the market, becoming the specialist in the fi eld of made-to-measure buildings in wood. The vertically integrated Rubner production range covers all the processes and operation phases, from raw materials to fi nished products.
The individual companies, part of the Group, each bring a wide range of experience and know-how, and their products satisfy the strictest quality requisites. These products range from sawn wood to pillar layer frame glue laminated, from panels in solid wood to glulam components or complex glulam structures, to doors and windows and homes and to large turn-key projects, all manufactured by the Group with full respect for environmental sustai-nability and with advanced technical methods, so as to give life to customised projects and solutions.
The Rubner Group is based in Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Slovenia, France and Poland, with more than 1,500 staff, whose daily commitment to the valorisation of wood con-tributes to intensifying the importance of this natural and renewable raw material. Rubner creates comfortable living environments, but at the same time contributes, ever since com-pany foundation more than 80 years ago, to the rational use of natural resources.
WOOD INDUSTRY WOOD STRUCTURES LARGE TURN-KEY PROJECTS WOOD HOMES WOOD DOORS
Rohrbach a. d. Lafnitz (A)
Prato allo Stelvio (I)
Business sectors, brand portfolio and company offi ces
Central Group HeadquartersSales and Consultancy
CROSS-LAMINATED TIMBER PANELS
WOOD AND GLASS FACADES
ItalyRubner Holzbau S.p.A.Via A. Ammon, 1239042 Bressanone (BZ), ItalyTel.: +39 0472 822 email@example.com
Rubner Holzbau Sud S.p.A.Zona Industriale83045 Calitri (AV), ItalyTel.: +39 0827 308 64, +39 0827 308 firstname.lastname@example.org
GermanyRubner Holzbau GmbHAm Mittleren Moos 5386167 Augsburg, GermanyTel.: +49 821 710 email@example.com
AustriaRubner Holzbau GmbHRennersdorf 623200 Ober-Grafendorf, AustriaTel.: +43 2747 firstname.lastname@example.org
Branch offi ce in VillachKanzianibergweg 149584 Finkenstein, AustriaTel.: +43 676 84 22 51 email@example.com
FranceRubner SAS200, Avenue Jean Jaurès69007 Lyon, FranceTel.: +33 4 377 098 firstname.lastname@example.org
PolandRubner sp.z. o.oul. Gliwicka 1644-200 Rybnik, PolandTel.: +48 32 423 09 email@example.com
SloveniaRubner Ingenieurholzbau gradnja z lesom d.o.oDunajska cesta 1511000 Ljubljana, SolveniaTel.: +386 82 052 firstname.lastname@example.org
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