Earth Pressure and Earth-Retaining Structures by Chris R I Clayton, Jarbas Milititsky, Rick I Woods, Andrew

By Chris R I Clayton, Jarbas Milititsky, Rick I Woods, Andrew Bond

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Internally the walls and acoustic ceiling are white and the floor is 44 Campus plan Administration building west elevation Covered walkway, cranked steel supports Administration building and auditorium from the east 45 oil-treated merbau parquet. Concrete roof beams span radially from the stage walls towards the back of the hall where they are supported on a ring beam. Although the surface finishes of the main building exterior and the internal lobby walls are more sophisticated than the early buildings of the campus we have used the same palette of materials, with precast concrete being the dominant choice.

7m long. There were special corner units made which formed part of the returns for both elevations to avoid a vertical joint line at the edge. The edge was given a recess using a 10mm by 10mm rebate to emphasise the corner line. In all we supplied 122 units to the projects and later supplied single skin fascia panels when the fourth floor was added on a year later. 40 Black pigment 5% (18kg/m3) Terrazzo Staircase White cement (532kg/m3) Swedish marble 5-8mm (1,662kg/m3) Water (242kg/m3) Erection of corner panel Concept sketches P R O J E C T D AT A Client: SID Århus Architect: 3XNielsen Structural Engineer: COWI Services Engineer: COWI Contractor: NCC Construction Denmark Precast Manufacturer: Dalton Ltd Completion: 2000 Floor Area: 2,600m2 38 Typical sandwich panel construction Upper: Interior floor construction Lower: Rear and end elevation perspective Front elevation Site plan 39 SPÆNCOM VISITOR CENTRE AND MAIN OFFICE, HOBROVES, AALBORG CF Møller Architects Location The precast factory of Spæncom is situated in the commercial hub of Hobroves, a district of Aalborg which is some 5 km south of the city centre.

We first make small samples the size of wall tiles in a range of colour tones of grey and with different surface finishes for the architect to finalise the colour and texture. We make the sample from mixes that we have made before, adjusting the constituents to get a close match to the required colour and tone. It did not take long for the architect to choose the sample colour and the aggregate texture for the surface finish. We then made a full-scale mock-up. We have a number of different aggregates, cements and pigments held in silos at our precast plant.

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