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Title: Cable Suspended Precast Concrete Shell
Roof For the New San Juan Municipal Coliseum
Author(s): Milton R. Martinez, Arturo Costa, and Alex C. Scordelis
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 749-756
Keywords: concrete construction; construction; hyperbolic
parabolic shells; lightweight concrete; precast concrete; pre.
stressing; roofs; shells (structural forms); stadiums; struc-tural
analysis; structural design; trusses.
Abstract:The conception, analysis, design and construction of the 314 ft span precast concrete roof of the new San Juan Municipal Coliseum is described. The hyperbolic paraboloid shell roof consists of a large number of 8 ft square prefabricated lightweight concrete slabs supported by a preten-sioned, prestressed cable net, which permitted the roof to be constructed without the use of a shoring system.
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