Assembling a temporary building at PERI

As an international manufacturer of formwork & scaffolding systems, the PERI Group employs 9000 staff members across the globe. In its field of expertise, the company has always been regarded as a pioneer and excels thanks to the innovative design, intelligent mechanics, high degree of quality and durability of its products and systems. The PERI Group comprises more than 60 branches and boasts 160 sites and rental parks.

At its headquarters in the Bavarian town of Weißenhorn, PERI was in need of a considerable amount of warehouse space. The aim was to create weatherproof storage of formwork systems on a tarmac surface covering 5000 m². The space was urgently needed, meaning that the turnkey building ideally had to be completed in fewer than ten weeks.

In a personal meeting, our experts firstly determined the precise requirements of the customer on site as well as the concept for a tailored and cost-effective warehouse solution. Within just 24 hours the customer received a detailed and firm offer for a double-aisle Safe+ rental building with an overall width of 40 m, a length of 125 m as well as an eave height of 5.4 m. An analysis of the ground profile highlighted that anchoring the buildings with ground spikes would not pose any problems, meaning that the laborious, costly job of laying concrete foundations could be avoided. Following commissioning, our project management team coordinated the project. In order to make a start on the assembly as quickly as possible, the building was first of all assembled with model approval for temporary buildings. Planning permission for the permanent construction was obtained in parallel with support from the project management team. Thanks to our optimised processes, there were no nasty surprises when purchasing materials or during the planning permission application and the project could be handed over to PERI on time and as expected.



Warehouse space
to assemble

5000 m² in one minute

Assembly of the double-aisle temporary warehouse in time lapse

Building assembly sequence

Step 1: Delivery of materials

On time as agreed on 04.03. – just four weeks after commissioning – the materials are delivered to the customer.
100 tonnes of material comprising 104 girts, 1000 ground spikes, 450 purlins and 7500 screws were delivered on five trucks. Everything ran smoothly during the material delivery, allowing the assembly team to make a punctual start

Step 2: Attachment of anchor plates

The first step of the building assembly involved attaching the anchor plates. The ground consisted of a tarmacked parking area. As such, there was no need for expensive foundations and the anchor plates could be secured with ground spikes. The assembly team determined the correct positions for the anchor plates and placed them at the corresponding points. The ground spikes were then hammered in. 

Step 3: Assembly of the frame

Even by the fifth day the aluminium frames of the building had been assembled. As this building project involved a double-aisle building, the frames were accordingly prepared for both aisles of the building. This initially took place at ground level. By the sixth day of assembly, all frames had been assembled. A crane lifted each of these up one by one, allowing the assembly team to fit wind bracings and transverse ropes. Aluminium is a light, yet extremely solid material. This enables costs to be reduced during the delivery and also facilitates swift assembly.

Step 4: Insertion of the wall cladding

The finished frames were then fitted with the wall cladding. The wall cladding of our Safe+ buildings comprises robust steel sheets. The individual sheets can be slid between the frames. If necessary, windows or translucent panels can be integrated to increase the amount of natural light, although this was not desired by the customer. The benefit of wall cladding: Should the walls be damaged, for example by a forklift truck, individual panels can be separately replaced.

Step 5: Installation of the roof tarpaulin

On the twelfth day, assembly of the roof tarpaulin commenced. A crane was used to help move this over the frame. The roof of our Safe+ buildings comprises a highly tear-resistant industrial textile, which while protecting your goods against sunlight also allows plenty of daylight into the building. The textile roof cladding is compliant with planning permission and is suitable for a service life of 50 years. Once the roof tarpaulin has been fitted, in a final step ten tarpaulin gates as well as ten doors in the gable and longitudinal walls and a box gutter and lights are installed.  

Step 6: PERI approval

By the fourteenth day following delivery of materials our motivated assembly team was able to complete the construction of the building. PERI approves the project today. Final quality checks are performed and passed. With this in mind, the PERI building project was deemed a success and the assembly team could head home.


Just eight weeks after the project was commissioned, we realised the building project covering 5000m² and handed it over turnkey ready.


Images of the completed building

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