Precast Concrete Toroidal Vault

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Title: Precast Concrete Toroidal Vault

Author(s): Richard R. Bradshaw

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 61

Issue: 3

Appears on pages(s): 257-264

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Date: 3/1/1964

Abstract:
Describes the construction of a corrugated toroid shell roof for an ice skating rink. The geometry of the vault is discussed. Also the problems of precasting the double-curved concrete pieces on top of one another are investigated and the solutions to these problems are shown. The difficulties which arose during the erection and avoidance of these difficulties in the future are discussed. The economics of this system are noted.