Title: Barrel Shell Roof Used for Two Natatoria in Chicago
Author(s): Dimitri Nesterenko and Harold Sommerschield
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 873-886
The use of reinforced concrete barrel shells for the roof over natatoria, or swimming pools, provides a utilitarian and esthetically attractive structure. An area approximately 90 x 1 12 ft is covered by each of these shells. Basic design characteristics and construction procedures are discussed. Methods used to solve unusual subsurface conditions encountered, and winter construction precautions are reviewed.