Formwotk for Cooling Towers

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Title: Formwotk for Cooling Towers

Author(s): Thomas O. Mineo and Catheleen M. Cassidy

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 5

Issue: 12

Appears on pages(s): 44-47

Keywords: compressive strength; cooling towers; form-work (construction); jacking; reinforced concrete; scaf-folds; shells (structural forms); slipform construction.

Date: 12/1/1983

Abstract:
Building a hyperbolic cooling tower shell, or veil, is comparable to pulling oneself up by the bootstraps; as construction progresses, the veil casting system moves upward and is supported by the tower shell. The tech-nique described is a modern adaptation of the process of jump-form casting.*