Tashkent High-rise survey
In the spring of 2022 IG Kurbads carried out a 23-story building prebuy survey in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The building's reinforced concrete frame was inspects on site, construction documentation and process was evaluated, independent calculations of primary load bearing structures were carried out, recommendations to the client were provided.
Articles about progressive collapse and integrity requirements
In the end of 2019 in journal Būvinženieris (Civil engineer) issues Nr.70 and Nr.71 was published IG Kurbads engineers N.Tirans and J.Velicko and articles “Building codes requirements for prevention of progressive collapse” and “Practical provision of structural integrity”
Our projects in the “2019 Best Buildings in Latvia” contest
There are 2 our projects among the finalists of the “2019 Best Buildings in Latvia” contest:
- Modular air cooling 9.6 MW data centre in Tbilisi, Georgia – 3rd place in nomination “Industrial buildings”;
- Hanzas perons – main award of the competition “Best building of the year in Latvia 2019”!
Article about our project Hanzas Perons
Journal Būvinženieris (Civil engineer) has published an article about culture and art venues building Hanzas Perons reconstruction. The article also gives comments by IG Kurbads chief Normunds Tirans on the technical challenges in this project.
Article about Hanzas Perons project has also been published by the popular design portal DeZeen.
Article about progressive collapse problem
IG Kurbads engineers J.Velicko and N.Tirans article "Konstrukciju progresējošs sabrukums – drošas būvniecības drauds" (Structures progressive collapse - threat of safe construction) in journal Būvinženieris (Civil engineer) 2019 August issue (Nr.69).
Sumitomo Forestry Tsukuba Research Institute visit
In February 2019 team of IG Kurbads engineers along with the Latvian wood construction cluster members has visited Sumitomo Forestry company Tsukuba Research Institute in Japan. During visit Japanese colleagues has presented Sumitomo Forestry company ambitious plan to build a 350m high timber skyscraper W350, as well as research fields of Sumitomo Forestry Tsukuba research institute, an experimental facilities and a newly built timber office building with several specific technical solutions. During the visit there was an opportunity to discuss specific technical issues with Japanese colleagues in a creative and friendly atmosphere
Initial structural concept of office buildings complex developed
Together with Pillar architects and developers team initial structural concept of office buildings complex was created. Various structural options and proposals were examined, initial structural calculations were carried out and provisional amounts of structures to be built were estimated.
Tokyo Skytree overview
IG Kurbads chief Normunds Tirans visited Tokyo Skytree in December 2017 together with structural designer of this structure Atsuo Konishi. The 634m high tower is a highest structure in Japan and 2nd highest structure in the world. During this visit also was shown specific structures usually not seen for spectators – foundation dampers and details, oscillations dampers and other details that Mr. Atsuo Konishi is still monitoring.
Paper about complex Z-Towers oscillations measurement
Our papers about complex Z-Towers oscillations measurement in KTU conference Advanced Construction proceedings.
N.Tirans acknowledgement for good practice
During "Best building of the year" ceremony 30.03.2017 IG Kurbads chief Normunds Tirans was awarded with journal Būvinženieris (Civil engineer) acknowledgement for good practice according international standards in structural design and its implementation in Latvia.
Design engineer of the year award for J.Velicko
IG Kurbads engineer Jans Velicko got 1st place as design engineer of the year in competition "Civil Engineer of the Year".
Riga pre-war buildings and their structural features
IG Kurbads chief Normunds Tirans article "Rīgas pirmskara nami un to konstruktīvās īpatnības" (Riga pre-war buildings and their structural features) in journal Būvinženieris (Civil engineer) 2016 December issue (Nr.53).
Article about Kurbads office in A+U magazine
Popular Japan-based architectural journal A+U (Architecture & Urbanism) in issue about Latvia published article about our office - Kurbads house (arch. Reinis Liepiņš, Sudraba Arhitektūra). In this issue also are published several articles about objects we have worked on: Skārņu street 11 building (arch. Jaunromāns un Ābele), Dome Hotel building (arch. Sudraba Arhitektūra), New Riga Theatre building (arch. Zaigas Gailes Birojs).
Tensile roof initial proposal
Together with Arhetips office architects initial calculations and evaluation of Saulkrasti open theatre tensile roof proposal has been carried out. Proposal offers construction of arch with span 46m and tensile roof from cables and fabric above spectators stands
BIM design in Tekla
In August 2016 IG Kurbads team participates in BIM Tekla design course.
RKKC competition with NRJA
IG Kurbads helps NRJA architects team develop principal structural solutions for Riga Conference and Concert Center design competition.
Article in journal "Latvijas Buvnieciba" about Latvian exposition pavilion at EXPO 2015 designed by our team.
Passenger Terminal competition with BIG
IG Kurbads helps BIG / Bjarke Ingels Group (Denmark) architects team develop structural concept for Riga Passenger Terminal competition (1, 2).