Rudiments of a new foundation concept

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House building will in the end shift towards using large-sized industrially produced panels. To benefit in full of new housing methods the accuracy of a foundation must be geared to using large-sized wall panels. Since current foundation methods do not meet this accuracy a new foundation concept is developed to be prepared for future applications. A preliminary test in real practice showed the improved accuracy but also revealed additional benefits regarding costs and simplification of work. This new insight promises already opportunities in present-day house building. A major advantage besides accuracy is that all work can be done in unbroken activity to reply to shattered activities of current construction. The new foundation offers good prospects to have the entire work (including ground floor) contracted out to a subcontractor as an extension to groundwork, which is contracted out as a rule. Pilot tests in practice demonstrate substantial time reduction (30-45% on labour on site and additional by removing intervals between separate activities). Other advantageous aspects regard material use (almost halved though strength and stiffness are increased) and a prospect of pouring concrete for foundation beam simultaneous with concrete for ground floor. The new foundation is suited for strip foundations as well as pile foundations in housing.
Originele taal-2Engels
TitelCITC-III, 3th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century: Advancing Engineering, Management and Technology
Redacteurenxx Syed M. Ahmed, xx Irtishad Ahmed, xx John-Paris Pantouvakis, xx Salman Azhar, xx Juan Zheng
Plaats van productieAthens
Pagina's902-906
StatusGepubliceerd - 2005
Evenement3th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-III), September 14 (?)-17, 2005 -
Duur: 15 sep 200517 sep 2005

Congres

Congres3th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-III), September 14 (?)-17, 2005
Verkorte titelCITC-III
Periode15/09/0517/09/05
AnderCITC-III, 3th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century: Advancing Engineering, Management and Technology

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