Protektor makes dry lining
even stronger

Protektor adds a breath of fresh air while standing up to strong gusts

When Austrian Pappas Group was building its new headquarters at Salzburg Airport, our wide span girders made it possible to build elaborate ceiling structures in outdoor areas exposed to wind loads.

The representative headquarters of Pappas Group house the administration, sales and workshop functions on a usable area of 36,600 m². The delicate ceiling design made of a clad steel structure tops out the building and seems to be supported only by the trapezoidal walls at the sides.

Dry lining can be out of the ordinary with Protektor 
A uniform underside to the ceiling was designed, in spite of the wind loads to which it is exposed.
Enabling suspension of the ceiling design in the outdoor areas required additions to the primary steel structure made of warm-rolled profiles.

Wide span girders can cope with greater loads
The solution: wide span girders from Protektor’s Maxi system were incorporated into the load bearing steel structure. As a result, greater loads can be transferred than would normally be the case with dry lining.

  • Dimensional design and advice by Protektor on site
  • Safe spanning of distances up to 5.70 metres
  • Rigid vernier hangers used to suspend the dry lining ceiling
  • Clad with moisture resistant, cement bonded boards


Protektor worked with us to develop this individual solution. It was the only way to make the design possible”, according to construction manager H. Schlaffner