New building of VSIA “Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital” starts to take shape


The 1st part of the construction of building A of the VSIA “Pauls Stradins Clinical

University Hospital” started in spring 2013. At the moment construction of the elements securing soil in place has been finished. 90% of the building of the foundation plate has been finished, including a preparatory layer, horizontal hydro-isolation and a protective layer. 80% of constructing the covering has been done, including walls, columns and vertical hydro-isolation. Assembly of the technical sewerage system within the power generating unit plate is under way.

The near future will see the taking out of the middle pressure gas pipe, assembly of inner courtyard networks, as well as assembly of the rain sewerage collector and inner engineering networks.

The contracting authority of the project is VSIA “Pauls Stradins Clinical

University Hospital”; the designer is SIA “Sarma & Norde” and the constructor is the open business venture “SBRE”.

Development of the Infrastructure of Ogre State Technical School


Within the Ogre State Technical School infrastructure development project, construction work contract No. 9-5/05-1 was concluded.

The said construction work contract anticipates the reconstruction of the existing technical school building (Part A) and the construction of a new hangar for studies (Part C), as well as the construction of external engineering networks and improvement works.

The construction area and the deed was received from the Customer on 17 February, 2014 and demolition works were commenced.

The object must be put into operation by 31 July, 2015.

Currently, the demolition works in the object have been finished, and the pile foundation construction in both buildings and the external engineering network (an aqueduct and a sewerage network) construction works are underway.

Works continue in Riga Motor Museum


In May 2013 the reconstruction of Riga Motor Museum was commenced in order to broaden the exposition space as much as possible, create a convenient and modern organisation of the entry and flow of visitors and make the museum available to all its visitors, especially with regard to disabled people. Project solutions envisage maintaining the historic form and functional scheme of the building as much as possible, while improving energy efficiency. Up to now we have finished the renovation works of the energy efficiency and visual appearance of the facades, made structural reinforcements, finished the construction of new engineering communications and finished the construction of a new staircase with an elevator, which will connect all the floors of the building thus making it much more accessible for disabled people. The room layout construction, interior decoration and engineering communication construction works are being continued, and the improvement of the territory is also underway. Construction works in the building have taken place in an area of more than 7000 m2, and the area to be improved is over 8000 m2.

Next to the Motor Museum building a new CSDD service centre is being built. This 5-storey building with modern façade and interior solutions with an area of 2500 m2, will be the home of the CSDD customer service centre and the office premises for CSDD employees.

“Skonto Būve” team takes part in the Nordea Riga Marathon


Running the Nordea Riga Marathon has already become a tradition with the employees of “Skonto Būve”. This year “Skonto Būve” was represented by 29 participants: 10 ladies and 19 gentlemen. Two of the “Skonto Būve” team members ran the marathon distance, twelve ran the half marathon, eight ran 10 kilometres, and seven members conquered the 5 kilometre distance.

The Nordea Riga Marathon is the most prestigious running competition in Northern Europe. The various distances of the Nordea Riga Marathon were ran by a total of 23 193 participants from 61 countries. Athletes from the super states of running – Kenya, Ethiopia, the USA and Japan – triumphed at the marathon.

Skonto Būve Project Manager among the Best Latvian Project Managers


One of the leading Skonto Būve project managers Egils Klēbergs has claimed third place in the nomination for the Best Project Manager 2013.

E. Klēbergs’ considerable experience in the construction industry has guaranteed the successful implementation of even the most difficult projects. The Best Construction Engineer in Latvia competition took account of both E. Klēbergs’ 27-year experience in the construction industry, 18 of which have been spent among Skonto Būve professionals, and projects implemented by him last year.

In 2013, the largest liquid crystal display factory in Europe was built in Ventspils under the guidance of E. Klēbergs. Taking into consideration that the factory produces high technology products, the “clean room” area of 1,800 square metres, which is almost half of the total area of the factory, was built in the factory.

Kado Karim exclusive apartment buildings in Jūrmala, also built under the guidance of E. Klēbergs, are in turn the only global project in Latvia where the smart city concept has been applied in Eastern Europe.

The Best Construction Engineer in Latvia competition is an event organised by the journal Latvijas Būvniecība together with the professional construction associations and it has taken place for the sixth time already.