Deep Foundation

HARDAB has over 20 years of experience and has delivered to projects all over Scandinavia 

HARDAB lathes these piles in different dimensions from 50 to 230 mm and lengths up to 12 m.

What is Piling?

Piling is a type of foundation which transfers building loads to the earth farther down from the surface than a shallow foundation does to a subsurface layer or a range of depths.

A pile is a vertical structural element of a deep foundation, driven deep into the ground at the building site.



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Deichman Library

  • Build Start: Early 2014
  • Opening: 2019
  • Structural system: planned: 3 see-through cubes in light grey/white with openings on the left and right sides on the two other ones.

Deichman is the municipal public library serving Oslo, Norway and is the country’s first and largest library.

The Deichman employs over 300 people and has sixteen branches throughout the city.

The Head Library contains several specialised departments, such as The Multilingual Library which serves the entire country with its collection in approximately thirty-five languages, the music department, and the department for children and youth.

The building that HARDAB is involved in is the New Head Library to be constructed at Bjørvika, with Lund Hagem Arkitekter AS winning the competition to design the new Deichman Library. The cost of the project is estimated at €340 million making it one of the largest projects ever in Norway.

European Spallation Source

  • Build Start: Summer of 2014
  • Opening: First neutrons on the target are expected in 2019, with the user program planned for 2023, and construction of the entire facility complete by 2025.
  • Scientific Purpose: Provide unique information about the structure and properties of materials across the spectrum of biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering.

The European Spallation Source (ESS) is a multi-disciplinary research facility based on what will be the world’s most powerful neutron source. It is currently under construction in Lund, Sweden. At least 17 European countries will act as partners in the construction and operation of ESS.

As of 2013, the estimated cost of the facility will be about €1.843 bn. Host nations Sweden and Denmark plan to give about half of the sum. However, the negotiations about the exact contributions from every partner are still in progress. From 2010 to 30 September 2015, ESS was operated as a Swedish aktiebolag or AB.