Building Construction: A Competitive Modern Building Material


  • The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.

International Concrete Abstracts Portal


Title: Building Construction: A Competitive Modern Building Material

Author(s): S. P. Prawel and A. Reinhorn

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 5

Issue: 11

Appears on pages(s): 17-21

Keywords: buildings; construction; ferrocement; struc-tural members.

Date: 11/1/1983

The majority of projects completed using ferroce-ment have been other than structural applications with marine use being the most often encountered. In this paper, applications specifically related to building construction with emphasis on more recent projects in developed countries are surveyed. Earlier applications are mentioned when needed to illustrate the full range of uses. Included are structural systems involving ferrocement for both long-span and highrise structures and a description of the construction of a large shaking earthquake simulation.*