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Author(s): Owen Waldschlagel, Stephen A. Bohlen, Joseph V. Lieber P.E., Aamer Islam P.E.
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: 375-386
Total Pages: 12
Language: English

Abstract: Intact Structures building components and methods of construction are capable of creating and producing municipal and commercial buildings as well as apartment complexes and private homes. The fabrication of the components and the methods of constructing the buildings have unique inherent qualities. These are that they can be fabricated with hand tools at a remote site, and then constructed utilizing the built in point to point methods to erect the building with “willing” unskilled labor. The macro of this system is that the completed armatures of the municipal, commercial and residential buildings can be fabricated in mass production at a factory to specific designs and be delivered as prefabricated village or a commercial complex. This type of construction would arrive at the building site at a much lower cost to volume equation than conventional block or post and beam building systems. The following paper will contain a detailed documentation of the Intact Structures ferrocement building design as constructed in Oaxaca, Mexico. It will include a review of the development process via photos, mechanical drawings and illustrations depicting the multiple designs and capabilities of the buildings armatures that are currently constructed at the Intact Structure training facility. The architectonic and engineering specifics of the Intact Structure’s ferrocement building system will be addressed and reviewed as well as their anthropocentricity.

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

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