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.