ERIC Number: ED025917
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Reference Count: 0
Lift-Shape Construction, An EFL Project Report.
Evans, Ben H.
Research development of a construction system is detailed in terms of--(1) design and analysis, (2) construction methods, (3) testing, (4) cost analysis, and (5) architectural potentials. The system described permits construction of usual shapes without the use of conventional concrete formwork. The concrete involves development of a structural steel skeleton in such a way that it can be fabricated on a flat plane, sprung into final position, and coated with concrete or other sprayable materials. Photographs and diagrams illustrate development of both the system and actual construction. (MH)
Descriptors: Building Design, Cement Industry, Construction Costs, Construction (Process), Prestressed Concrete, Structural Building Systems, Test Construction
Publication Department, Texas Engineering Experiment Station, A. & M. College of Texas, College Station, Texas
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Agricultural and Mechanical Coll. of Texas, College Station. Architectural Research Group.