he implementation and planning of the new company headquarters on the Campus Wiener Netze in Vienna-Simmering took place in cooperation of the companies Wiener Netze together with Betriebsberatungsﬁrma ECONSULT and the Austrian subsidiary of META-Regalbau. In addition to the new 'Smart Campus' office building for 1,400 employees, the aim of the extensive project was to construct a new central warehouse including various workshops in order to centralise the individual departments on 96,000 m² of floor space. The entire campus was built according to the goal of sustainable construction. This comprehensive use of state-of-the-art technology, all optimised by a smart energy management system, coupled with perfect insulation and shading, makes the new Smart Campus one of the largest low-energy buildings in the world, built close to passive houses.
After numerous coordination discussions, changes and plan reworkings the concrete offer ﬁnalisiert. The META storage solution was convincing, and the subsidiary of the Arnsberg-based storage specialist was awarded the contract with an order volume of over 1 million euros. The contract was awarded by the Federal Procurement Agency BBG.
Design in the event of a disaster
The order included three shelving systems, a multitude of pallet racks and cantilever racks for the main magazine as well as various other racks for all workshops, which are distributed in countless rooms. The design of the pallet rack for earthquake zone 2, meaning class 4, was important for this design in order to be able to maintain the entire infrastructure in the event of a disaster.
Various storage solutions in use
On approx. 8,000 m² in the central magazine, approx. 7,000 pallet spaces were created with the META MULTIPAL pallet rack system. The META CLIP boltless shelving system with approx. 3,600 linear metres of shelving in 2-storey shelving systems ensures optimum storage of a wide variety of materials. This system is extremely flexible and can be adapted to a wide range of goods and conditions. In addition, the META MULTISTRONG HEAVY heavy-duty cantilever racking system has created approx. 700 linear metres of cantilever space.
A total of approx. 360 tons of storage technology were installed, the greatest challenge being the coordination of the delivery. The handling, coordination, assembly supervision and site discussions took up a lot of time. This, however, guaranteed a smooth process and delivered a positive result. META was one of the few companies on the large construction site that met all interim and final deadlines despite all the problems that occurred.