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Architectural details to develop affordable disaster resistant structures using ferrocement technology



Title: Architectural details to develop affordable disaster resistant structures using ferrocement technology
Author(s): Angus W. Macdonald
Paper category : conference
Book title: ICTRC'2006 - 1st International RILEM Conference on Textile Reinforced Concrete
Editor(s): J. Hegger, W. Brameshuber and N. Will
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-97-7
e-ISBN: 2351580087
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2006
Pages: 399 - 404
Total Pages: 6
Nb references: 1
Language: English


Abstract: Use of Ferrocement to achieve structural continuity for improving the resistance of buildings to lateral loads including dynamic loads is demonstrated in this paper. The concept is explained using a prefabricated galvanized light gauge steel framework system. The framework acts as both reinforcement and support system for Ferrocement skins. The continuity is achieved using specialized details at: Footings, Intermediate Floors, Eave, and Roof Connections. Details are illustrated with discussion as to how lateral, uplift, and over-turning forces of hurricane force wind, earthquake, and flood surge are resisted by moment connections along the junctions of these building elements. Examples of completed structures and ferrocement frames under construction, are illustrated with slides.


Online publication: 2006-06-02
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/2351580087.039


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