Architectonic UHPFRC elements in BSI

Author(s) : A. Bouhours, J. Burlot, S. Chanut
Paper category : Proceedings
Book title : UHPFRC 2017 Designing and Building with UHPFRC: New large-scale implementations, recent technical advances, experience and standards
Editor(s) : F. Toutlemonde & J. ResplendinoT.Ch.
Print-ISBN : 978-2-35158-166-7
e-ISBN : 978-2-35158-167-4
Publisher : RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year : 2017
Pages: 917 - 926
Total Pages : 10
Language : English

Abstract: UHPFRC’s extreme strength enables a wide range of applications, including architectural elements that would be too delicate for ordinary concrete. Thanks to its incredibly fine and dense microstructure, the cement matrix is virtually air and watertight and very durable. So are facades built with this concrete. UHPFRC’s fineness and mechanical strength allows complex parts to be manufactured, with lots of details and intricate latticework, while maintaining low thickness. BSI® fits in perfectly with this approach. Many iconic buildings feature the use of BSI®’s white formula with synthetic fibres in their low-thickness, large-sized components, whether it be textured panel or mesh-like mashrabiyyas.

Online publication : 2017
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros) : 0.00

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