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Title: Preconstruction Consideration for a Building of Exposed Concrete
Author(s): Clifford Gordon and Reginald D. Hough
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 601-605
Keywords: architectural concrete; concrete construction;construction costs: construction management: finishes: formwork (construction); glass fibers: plastic forms: reinforced concrete; walls.
Abstract:When bringing an exposed concrete building to the point of construction, a more efficient field operation would result if everything possible is planned in advance. Too often details are developed as isolated pieces without considering the total construction of the building. If a construction system is planned early in the process to be a part of the overall project plan, a better final result is obtained. A preplanned formwork system established during the design development for a high school in New York is described. The system, which integrated the formwork system design into the building design phase helped produce an exposed building design of improved quality. The planned system made it possible to reduce the quantity and raise the quality of the formwork used. A fiber glass reinforced plastic form was used integral with the support members. This made it possible to obtain a smooth surface without variations in keeping with the architectural requirements.
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