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Markthal Rotterdam


On the first of October the project Markthal has opened it’s doors in Rotterdam. The building contractor invited IBS to be present at the opening.

The Markthal in Rotterdam is the first indoor market in the Netherlands. The building is a design from the Rotterdam architectural firm MVRDV.  The Markthal combines parking, retail and living.

In the past, IBS has executed  several activities for this project. Amongst others the testing of the impact load resistance of three floor separations in accordance with paragraph 6.4 from NEN-EN-1991-1-1. This was tested  by using a glass bead bag swing test.

The main goal of the glass bead bag swing is to test the impact load resistance of a floor- or roof separation. A glass beads bag symbolizes the impact of a falling person on or against a construction. The structure of the construction may not change by the impact. In case of a falling person, the person may not fall through the construction.

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