Long-Span Precast Ferrocement Sunscreens in Public Housing


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Title: Long-Span Precast Ferrocement Sunscreens in Public Housing

Author(s): P. Paramsivam, K.C.G. Ong, K.H. Tan, S. Swaddiwudhipong, and S.L. Lee

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 12

Issue: 9

Appears on pages(s): 33-36

Keywords: apartment buildings; concrete construction; connections; ferrocement; precast concrete; structural design; sunscreens; Manufacturing

Date: 9/1/1990

A significant breakthrough in the urban application of ferrocement was achieved with the use of precast ferrocement sunscreens for long spans of more than 3 m in public housing developments in Singapore. Quality and economy were achieved by successfully implementing industrialized systems to prefabricate the sunscreens.