Author(s): Hugo Wainshtok Rivas
Book Title: FERRO-11 – 11th International Symposium on Ferrocement and 3rd ICTRC - International Conference on Textile Reinforced Concrete
Editor: Wolfgang Brameshuber
Print-ISBN: 978-2-35158-152-0
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-153-7
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2015
Pages: 35-44
Total Pages: 10
Language: English

Abstract: Some of the most important applications of Ferrocement in Latin America and the Caribbe-an between the 70´s and 90´s and still in use are described. In Cuba the extensive construc-tion of Ferrocement fishing boats starting in the 1970’s: the construction of a big prefabri-cated barge, 30 m long and 400 ton of capacity, water tanks, sculptures, houses and espe-cially two swimming pools, one of Olympic dimensions and another of irregular form with a length of 100 m, the largest in Ferrocement at the time. In Mexico Prof. Alfonso Olvera constructed, using different building technologies, hundreds of prefabricated ferrocement houses, among them a group of prefabricated buildings used for cool storage. From Brazil, one of the American countries where Ferrocement has a broader use, schools, water tanks and large span roofs by the Sao Carlos Group, especially architect Joao Figueiras Lima and Professors Joao Bento de Hanai and Lafael Petroni are described. Also small and medium capacity water tanks by Prof. Rubén Jerves and prefabricated water tanks, drainage chan-nels and sanitation water tanks by engineers Joao Bento de Hanai and Savio Nuñez are presented. From after the 90´s new applications built by Prof. Alonso Fernandez, Margarito Ortiz and others Mexican engineers of CIITDIR in Oaxaca Mexico are described, includ-ing the first time use of ferrocement in a dam wall. Also the work of ecologist architect Javier Senosiain in housing construction is described. Similarly modern houses, urban furni-ture and the biggest ferrocemento sculpture in America, built in Bolivia by ecologist archi-tects Mario and Javier Moscoso are presented. From Chile, the work of Prof. Hernan Arnés and others building low cost ferrocement houses in seismic zones and useful floating barges are presented. The newest use of ferrocemento in Cuba in swimming pools, housing, sculp-tures and in equipment are described. Other noteworthy applications include: from Ecua-dor, irregular swimming pools by engineers Jaime and Javier Landivar; from Haiti, the Do-minican Republic, and Nicaragua, prefabricated ferrocement houses by architects Pedro Galiano and Dr. Kurt Rhyner and finally from Honduras, treatment water tanks and rural water tanks of different uses and capacity are presented.

Online publication: 2015
Publication Type: full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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