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Permanent Formwork Method for Beam Construction

Permanent formwork construction method is used to:Speed construction, especially of downstand beams Provide high-quality finishes Promote low tolerancesThe units can act solely as permanent formwork, i.e. they may be designed for construction loads only without contributing to the strength of the completed ...

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Hybrid Concrete Construction Technique and Structural Actions

What is Hybrid Concrete Construction? Hybrid concrete construction is the combination of precast and insitu concrete. Different materials are used according to their strengths and weaknesses to provide simple, buildable and competitive high-quality structures that offer consistent performance. Hybrid concrete construction can ...

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CONNECTIONS FOR PRECAST FLOOR SLABS

Floor slab connection essentially consists of a compression joint in the bearing surface. The bearing length should be atleast 75mm to avoid spalling of the edges.

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STRUCTURAL USES OF PRECAST CONCRETE

Precast concrete is used extensively in building structures, for e.g. structural frames, floors and roofs, claddings etc. Use of Precast Concrete in frames: There are two main types of precast building frame. The structural frame consists of slabs, beams and columns. Structural ...

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FEATURES OF PRECAST CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION

Because precast concrete can be cast at ground level in factory conditions, it has these added features: Better Finishes: Better finishes can be obtained with precast concrete because the inside surface of the mould is kept in good condition. There is no grout ...

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Types of Precast Components in a Building

Types of Precast Components in a Building: The figure below shows the building structure with basic precast components. The number of different types of precast components in these structures over the years have become very large. But following figure shows the ...

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PRECAST CONCRETE BLOCKS

A precast concrete block is primarily used as a building material in the construction of walls. It is sometimes called a  concrete masonry  unit (CMU).  A concrete block is one of several  precast concrete  products used in construction. The term ...

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LIFT-SLAB CONSTRUCTION

Lift-Slab Construction is a precast method of construction of slab on the ground and then lifting it to the structure. A type of precasting used in building construction involves casting floor and roof slabs at or near ground level and lifting ...

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FIXING OF PRECAST CLADDING

Types of Fixings of Precast Cladding: Load bearing fixings are designed to transfer the weight of the cladding units together with any services or secondary fixings, such as doors or windows that may be present, to the building structure and are ...

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