The project of the extension and renovation of Hotel Valavier in Brand was led by the company Swietelsky Bau GmbH of Feldkirch, Austria. The contract terms were to construct the frame for 27 hotel rooms, sport and conference areas, outdoor swimming pool and a penthouse apartment - all in less than three months. The timing was very critical because the goal was to be ready with the heavy construction work before the new tourist season during Christmas would begin - to be ready to offer the guests the opportunity to relax during their vacation and not to be disturbed by construction work. In order to meet the contract terms a hollow-core structure with Deltabeams was selected - Deltabeams with very complicated connections to connect the new structure with the existing, old concrete structures. After getting to know the benefits of Peikko's Deltabeam it was easy for construction site manager Mr. Martin Heinzel to choose this solution: it did not only enable the company to follow the tough time limit but the solution also offered a superior cost structure. For Foreman Mr. Albert Meier it was the speed of the erection of the beams and the hollow-cores that was the biggest benefit. Time was the critical factor and by using Deltabeams, the required time, sometimes even for "artistic" in-situ structures was avoided. Also, at the building site the selected solution meant less work on building temporary supports or safety structures that would have otherwise been required. The cutting of unnecessary work naturally reduced the required manpower and thus overall costs - and saved precious time. One of the most important persons to enable the successful work at the building site was the structural engineer, Dipl.-Ing. Mr. Christian Gantner, who made all the necessary pre-work very professionally and punctually. This was particularly impressive because it was the first design work with Deltabeams for him. The construction of the frame was finalized at the right time exactly before the start of the hotel's winter season. The main contributing factors were a very motivated personnel and good technical solutions enabling time savings. The winter guests of the 2009 season of this family hotel Hotel Valavier are able to enjoy their holidays free of noise from the construction site. If you are looking for an enjoyable and peaceful holiday in Vorarlberg in Austria, take a look at www.valavier.at.