Open and highly flexible floor plans are driving the need for long span building components with a high load bearing capacity. Rib panels by Stora Enso are designed to achieve just that and more.
Architectural freedom meets structural engineering when designing with rib panel components. Made in a climate-controlled environment, the tailor made rib panels can be transported to site just in time for assembly. Needing only a handful of carpenters, the rib panels can be installed quickly using regular tools, saving the environment from much of the noise and dust associated with mineral based constructions.
Stora Enso is developing the rib panel offering based on Glulam, Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) and Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL). Rib panels are manufactured in Ybbs, Austria.
CLT rib panels
CLT rib panels are ideal for visible applications and spans from 6 m onwards. CLT Rib panels can be manufactured and certified to meet fire resistance requirements from REI 30 to REI 90.