Project examples 2013
Mannvit was responsible for the pre-design and preparation of tender documents for the Nye Bø primary school in the municipality of Hå kommune in southern Norway. Hå kommune is just south of Stavanger on the west coast of Norway. A new 8,000m2 school is being constructed at the location and is expected to open its doors in 2016. Mannvit was responsible for the predesign of all the disciplines of engineering design, including the structural design, HVAC, electrical systems, acoustics, fire alarm systems and utilities. Mannvit’s tasks included the issue of universal tender documents for the work of contractors on the school and the issue of tender documents for earthworks and the parking lot. The project is carried out in collaboration with the architects Ola Roald AS Arkitektur for Hå kommune.
“It is quite a common practice in construction products in Norway to tender for predesigns separately. Predesigns can then end up in the preparation of universal tender documents and the contractor hires designers to handle the area design. In Iceland we are more used to all the design phases being handled by a single firm. Mannvit, however adapts to these circumstances as it does to others.“