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Title: Higher Wind Towers on the Rise

Author(s): James D. Lockwood, Matthew J. Chase, and Steven T. McRory

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 38

Issue: 8

Appears on pages(s): 29-32

Keywords: casting, erection, foundation, precast

Date: 8/1/2016

A U.S. record high wind tower (hub height of 115 m [377 ft]) was recently commissioned in Adams County, IA. This new tower system is 100% fabricated on-site allowing for almost unrestricted tower base diameter and tower height limited only by zoning permits and erection equipment. The article describes the on-site tower segment casting, cast-in-place foundation, and precast tower erection.


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