Precast Concrete Structures


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Title: Precast Concrete Structures

Author(s): A. Amirikian

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 43

Issue: 11

Appears on pages(s): 365-380

Keywords: none

Date: 11/1/1946

Precasting is becoming a major factor in the choice of reinforced concrete as a construction mate- rial because of ever-rising cost of labor and materials. The advantages of precasting are not however con- fined to savings in cost and materials. Since it Is a planned method of constructlon, comparable to factory production, its use also assures. a better control of quality and speedier completion of the project. This article is an attempt to show how pre-casting can be utilized t o provide the framing of a great variety of structures. The first part deals with bent type of framing as used in buildings the second describes a novel type of framing consisting of precast cells, particularly suitable for floating structures.