Expansion of Ranson
In June 2018 a new step was taken in the expansion of Ranson, a global distributor and producer of products for bakeries and the food industry: the first stone of the new headquarters including a cold storage department, distribution warehouse, loading docks and offices was laid.
The total project comprises 25,125 square meters and is being realized through a cooperation between Architect Delafontaine and Engineering Office Vector from Roeselare (part warehousing), architect Callewaert-Creupelant from Heule (part offices) and general contractor Stadsbader. In July 2019, Ranson will move into the new premises in order to keep up with the demand from 3,500 professional clients in 32 countries worldwide.
To realize this ambitious project on time and cost-efficiently, partners opted for a precast concrete build-up, and worked in a BIM environment. In the preparation phase, the Tekla 3D-model was made available for the client to optimize the utility of the building, and use it for making the stability study. Once everything was set in place, the model was used for making general erection plans and shop drawings to produce and assemble every precast concrete element.
Stadsbader developed a custom-made program, compatible with Trimble Connect, to visualize and control the order of production, transport and planning on site, to optimize the production and execution phase. The Tekla 3D-model was also used to check and prepare difficult nodes on-site to minimize time losses. Eventually the client will have an as-built 3D-model for daily use.