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1st Hybrid Building

1st building of Hybrid Construction in the Iberian Peninsula

The city of Guimarães, Portugal has the first building of hybrid construction (wood + concrete) in the Iberian Peninsula. It is a hotel unit of the B&B Hotels Group, located in the Azurém parish, next to the University of Minho Campus and it is signed by the architect Mário Fernandes.

The project, which is part of Casais’ ESG strategy, includes several off-site solutions that integrate environmental sustainability concerns, in terms of the occupational health of future users and in relation to energy efficiency.

It is the first building of this size that stores carbon and allows for a 60% reduction in emissions, incorporating interiors in a circular economy philosophy where 50% of materials can be reused at the end of their life cycle. In addition, it allows for a reduction of waste by 70% and noise pollution by more than 50%, other than reducing execution times by 50% compared to the traditional one. It also contributes to increasing professional qualification and reducing risks and accidents.

The Hotel B&B Guimarães is a three-star hotel with a capacity of 95 rooms, with 44 apartments for the university public, as well as some commercial spaces.

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2nd Assembly

Assembly of the 2nd Block of the Hybrid Construction Building

The 2nd block of the first hybrid building on the Iberian Peninsula ended on July 27, after 8 working days. The assembly of all CREE Buildings elements took place while the 1st block received the Blumep, Blufab and Quadrina prefabricated elements.

This type of construction makes it possible to incorporate all the components, from the slabs and walls to the technical installations and interior finishing. It reduced carbon emissions, noise and dust while saving time, resources, and money.

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1st Assembly

Assembly of the 1st Block of the Sustainable Building

Between June 20th and July 1st, we carried out the assembly of CREE Buildings elements, in the first block of the project. It grew 4 floors in just 8 working days.

With a mindset based on “Design for Change”, we brought a set of solutions designed for a more sustainable industrial construction that strives for a balance between productivity, people, and the planet.

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Official Visits

During the assembly of the 1st hybrid building which is an unprecedented construction in the country, we were pleased to welcome several partners, customers, media, and organizations linked to the construction sector.

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Project evolution

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New Generation of Buildings

New Generation of Sustainable Buildings by Grupo Casais

Competitive advantages of off-site construction system:

Industrialization of the CREE SolutionSlabs and Walls

Industrialization of InteriorsBlufab

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OFFSITEIt’s faster

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OFFSITEit is smarter

Safer construction

Circularity and Traceability

Unlimited design opportunities

Extended Life

OFFSITEit's greener

BREEAM certification — LEED WELL — LEVELs

Compliance with
environmental goals

Fewer on-site disturbances

Less consumption of water and energy

Less greenhouse gas emissions

Sustainable materials

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Greater control and availability of resources

Faster production (in series)

Greater reuse and reduced material waste

Less displacement of human resources

People + planet
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Circular EconomyThe end of lifespan of a building does not mean that its components have also worn out.

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Our Purpose
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Casais Group is clearly committed to providing a constant and continuous improvement of processes, innovation, digitalization of the business and sustainable construction.

These projects are a living example of the type of relationship Casais Group intends to establish with its customers. We seek to offer solutions that will allow the execution of the work with greater fluidity, fulfilling the goals and vision of the client from the project development stage.

We work together to create constructive solutions that offer a balance between quality and functionality, with a special focus on topics related to operation and maintenance. At a time of scarcity of qualified resources, this is the only solution that guarantees the satisfaction of all parties involved in a construction project.”

says António Carlos Rodrigues CEO Grupo Casais.

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Partnership
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Partnership Casais Group and CREE BuildingsInnovation and sustainable construction are priorities in the construction sector.

Since 2020, Casais Group is the authorized partner of CREE Buildings in Portugal, thus gaining exclusive access to a brand-new digital medium for the development and construction of sustainable buildings, for its customers and partners.

“CREE’s sustainable hybrid wood mindset and solutions are in tune with our present and future positioning in the construction industry. Our goal is to build responsibly through the incorporation of sustainable business practices. We aim to create long-term value for our customers and society.”

António Carlos Rodrigues explains the reasons that led the company to join the CREE network.

The CREE System Relies Heavily On A Renewable Natural Raw Material – Wood.

Its main feature is the standardized prefabrication of individual components such as ceiling panels, facade panels, pillars, and structures. These can be quickly assembled on site, reducing carbon emissions, noise, and dust, and saving time, resources, and money.

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