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Title: Structure of Biblical Proportions

Author(s): Deborah R. Huso

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 43

Issue: 6

Appears on pages(s): 35-40

Keywords: formwork, columns, high-strength, load

Date: 6/1/2021


When builders began construction of renowned Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí’s Temple of the Sagrada Família in 1882, the primary construction material was sandstone. As construction continues, concrete—high-strength concrete in particular—has become a critical construction material for the cathedral in the last two decades. Support columns have high-strength reinforced concrete cores and exterior stone or precast concrete “drums” that serve as permanent formwork.


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