HC-Lecture25-Pre-Fab-RC-Boxes

HC-Lecture25-Pre-Fab-RC-Boxes - Heavy Construction Heavy...

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Unformatted text preview: Heavy Construction Heavy Construction Lecture Lecture #25 #25 Pre-Fabrication of Reinforced Concrete Boxes Luis Prieto-Portar 2008 Pre-fabricated concrete components are classified as follow: Modular Construction: Pre-cast concrete modules or “boxes” are typically cast in a pre-casting plant and then transported to job site. Once these modules arrive at job site, they are lifted with a crane and stacked. This method is popular for low-income housing, student housing, prison cells and school classrooms. Flat Panel Construction: Pre-casting flat panels or walls are also cast on a pre-casting plant and then transported to a job site. The precast panels are lifted by a crane and placed as cover over an also pre-cast structure of columns and beams. The prefabricated walls already come with the openings for windows and doors, which are ordered with types of finishes and colors. When Thomas Edison’s Concrete House was built in 1908, it became the USA’s best known early example of the mass-produced concrete house. His system involved the use of elaborate cast-iron example of the mass-produced concrete house....
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