Forming Economical Concrete Buildings--Westbury Condominium, Honolulu, Hawaii


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Title: Forming Economical Concrete Buildings--Westbury Condominium, Honolulu, Hawaii

Author(s): Stephen Timpson and James M. Henry

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 90


Appears on pages(s): 201-218

Keywords: concrete construction; formwork (construction); high-rise buildings; reinforced concrete; slipform construction; structural design; tower cranes; General

Date: 4/1/1986

The Westbury Condominium Project is a forty story reinforced concrete tower surrounded by a five-story garage. The horizontal dimensions of the tower are only 41 x 41 ft. The design and construction management team worked within rigid parking, set-back, and height restrictions to produce a marketable building design on a difficult site in a heavily developed area. The contractor used time-lapse film analysis, video observation and an ongoing work crew training and motivation program to achieve a sustained 1.25 working day per tower floor construction cycle.