Countdown

Countdown…

The relocation period already started for some of us. Its actually a little bit stressful because there are a lot of things which need to be finished in time, but nevertheless we want to give you a short picture gallery update.

Our lab team, which started with the relocation work some time ago, was in Langenselbold to control the gas connections, furniture, etc. They were so kind to seize the opportunity and took some actual pictures from the new headquarters. Thank you lab team! :)

 

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Relocation moves forward

Relocation moves forward

It is time for a new update. The relocation moves fast forward. There is plenty of work left, but everytime when I visit the new Elementar headquarter in Langenselbold, I could discover huge progress! After start of the relocation through the relocation of the storehouse pedestal, the product demonstration area is following. Actually all instruments are dismantled and the laboratory furniture is already getting build up in Langenselbold.

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After looking very chaotic for a long time, now the production and quality control area is looking very clean. In the storehouse a rack system is already installed. Now it seems that the work on the building itself is nearly finished for this departments. :)

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The other areas are changing with the same tempo. The first “little” kitchens are getting installed, the canteen kitchen equipment is already delivered and the outdoor facilities already provide ca. 80 parking lots.

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Elementar headquarters on Google Maps

Elementar headquarters on Google Maps

Yeah! Finally! The new Elementar headquarters can be seen on Google Map’s latest map.

The picture on the left shows the property in May/June 2015, before the start of the construction works. The picture on the right was taken in April/May 2016, showing the same scene one year later. It’s amazing how fast the construction of the building proceeded!

Property in May/June 2015, with a single excavator preparing the ground for the groundbreaking ceremony.

Property in May/June 2015, with a single excavator preparing the ground for the groundbreaking ceremony (please click to enlargen the picture).

The property in April/May 2016, with Elementar's new headquarters.

The property in April/May 2016, with Elementar’s new headquarters (please click to enlargen picture).

 

If you want to explore the building and the surrounding area by yourself, follow this link to Google Maps.

Rapid progress

Rapid Progress

The preparations on the new Elementar headquarter are in full swing. Every week we could discover rapid progress. However, it’s really necessary. The time is passing quickly and the relocation to Langeselbold comes closer.

 

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The rooms in the first floor actually start looking like real workplaces!

 

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The canteen area is getting quite chic – view to the inner courtyard, bright light through big windows, strip parquet. Soon we will be able to enjoy our break here. :)

 

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The exterior is making progress, too. There are again a lot of construction machinery on site, e. g. for the preparations of the inner courtyard and the construction of the parking space. Furthermore the Elementar logo is now placed on the building.

 

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Most progress has been made on the storehouse. They already started to build up the shelves!

Gravel on the roof

Gravel on the roof

Why should we put gravel on the roof? That’s a question I asked myself when I visited our new headquarter in Langenselbold yesterday to make some pictures. After speaking with the construction manager I know more about the reasons.

The gravel offers several advantages:

  • slowdown of rain drainage during heavy rainfall
  • improving insulation
  • protection and stabilization of the polymer bitumen membranes on the roof

Therefore it’s a good solution for the new Elementar headquarter! I hope you like the impressions; I had to climb up the scaffold for the pictures…

 

 

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Start of relocation

Start of relocation

The first step of the relocation to Langenselbold has begun: The big pedestal in the storehouse is actually getting dismounted. We will relocate it, because its relatively new (year of construction 2012) and provides the storehouse with 250 m² additional space. It is the first item that will be moved to Langenselbold.

This is the start of the exciting relocation phase we will experience during the next weeks. :)

 

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Smoking chimney

A smoking chimney in July

Yesterday, July 21st, 1:30 PM: smoke at the construction site (see webcam picture above). White smoke coming from a chimney on the roof. Wait a minute – a smoking chimney in July, with temperatures up to 25 °C?

Yes, that’s correct: yesterday, the heating system of Elementar’s new headquarters was turned on for the first time. The heating system consists of a heat pump which uses geothermal energy and an additional boiler. The boiler was turned on in order to prepare the screed for the laying of parquet next week: since the screed is hygroscopic (readily taking up water), the floor heating was turned on to dry the ground. Next week, the parquet is going to be laid on the first floor of the building. We’ll keep you informed!

Impression facade panorama

Update building impressions

The time is running and the relocation in September is fast approaching. We are very excited! Actually the work on the new Elementar headquarter is in full swing. There is a lot of work left, but we are perfectly on schedule. In the meantime its already possible to adumbrate the final look of the building. We made some pictures so you could get an impression, too. :)

 

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Welding worker

It’s getting hot in here – installation of heating technology

The climate situation of our workplace has a strong influence on the human condition. To ensure a comfortable climate for the staff, the management of Elementar has decided to invest in an air conditioning system based on geothermal energy. The installation of the technology in the ground was made in February. In the meantime a lot of preparations have been done inside the building. Now the last steps of the heating technology installation have begun. Separate teams are working parallel in all floors to finish the work in time.

 

The last months of the construction of the new building will be very thrilling – hopefully everything is running still like clockwork till September. Let’s keep the fingers crossed!

 

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Facade planking – modern look for the Elementar headquarter

The look of our new headquarter in Langenselbold will be quite modern. Actually several teams are busy planking the facade of the building. They should be finished within the next two weeks. I talked to the foreman of one workers group to get some details.

  • The single facade elements are delivered already fitted to save time. If the workers need to fit every single element it would take too long and causes delays. They only need to make little adaptions in case of need.
  • The substructure got flexible fix points. That’s very important to avoid problems if the building shifts a little bit over the years.
  • Every facade element needs to be aligned very accurately to create the perfect look for the facade.
  • The protective foil will be removed not until the work on the building is almost ready to avoid damages.

I think we can look forward to watch the final look of the building!

 

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