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Peikko South Africa Press Release – Webinar series

Exploring innovation in local construction sector: Peikko Webinar series introduces industry to faster, safer and more cost-effective construction methods

The construction industry is not renowned for being fast and innovative. In fact, more commonly it is synonymous with project overruns and unexpected costs. “This is something the South African industry cannot afford, especially in the current environment,” says Peikko Southern Africa MD, Daniel Petrov.

The local construction industry should embrace innovation to successfully adapt to and overcome new challenges amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Many projects across the country have lost valuable time, and we know that time is money. Peikko would like to show the industry how new construction methods can change the game going forward,” says Petrov.

In line with this, Peikko South Africa and Peikko Group are co-hosting a series of webinars, the first of which took place on 1 July 2020 with great success. The webinar introduced the industry to the company’s flagship bolted connection systems for precast construction.

“Peikko Connections offer a cost-effective way to install columns to foundations, column-to-column, beam-to-column, wall-to-wall connections and more. The system is easy to design, needs no temporary bracing, and can be done on site with a relatively small crew,” said Petrov during the webinar. “The limited manpower required is a huge benefit amid today’s physical distancing requirements.”

Peikko’s innovative anchor bolt and column shoe connection is ETA (European Technical Assessment) performance assessed and approved. The connection fulfils the ETA-13/0603 requirements for mechanical, fire, and corrosion resistance, stiffness, and shear resistance. “Bolted connections locate columns accurately, speed up the erection process, minimise crane time, and enhance safety by maximising accessibility on site,” explained Petrov.

Alongside Daniel Petrov, Peikko product expert, Petri Suur-Askola co-hosted the webinar and provided insight into the company’s successful track record both in South Africa and internationally, with over 130 000 projects worldwide. From parkades, shopping malls and logistics facilities to heavy industrial structures, piperacks, and open space factories, Peikko has brought safety and efficiency to projects across all major continents.

The webinar series will continue in August 2020, with the next instalment set to discuss Peikko’s DELTABEAM® Slim floor space-saving solution. The third webinar, scheduled later this year, will look at punching reinforcement for improved structural integrity.

The series is aimed at developers, engineers, PQS, architects and contractors and will continue to introduce them to methods and tools to enable faster and more efficient project delivery. These methods can help construction teams make up for the valuable time lost due to lockdown and workforce restrictions.


About Peikko Group:

Peikko Group Corporation is a leading global supplier of slim floor structures, wind energy applications and connection technology for precast and cast-in-situ. Peikko’s innovative solutions offer a faster, safer, and more efficient way to design and build. Peikko has sales offices in over 30 countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and North America, with manufacturing operations in eleven countries. Peikko generated a turnover of EUR 230 million in 2019. Peikko is a family-owned and managed company that employs over 1,800 professionals. Peikko was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Lahti, Finland. Further information:


Daniel Petrov, Managing Director

Tel. +27 83 608 5534

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