Title: Structure of Biblical Proportions
Author(s): Deborah R. Huso
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 35-40
Keywords: formwork, columns, high-strength, load
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.