Prefab Structural Components Solve Expansion Problem

by Newland J. Malmquist, (M.ASCE), Vice Pres.; Dexon Inc., North Salt Lake, Utah,
William D. Erickson, Project Architect; Boyd A. Blackner & Assoc., Salt Lake City, Utah,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1978, Vol. 48, Issue 9, Pg. 79-80

Document Type: Feature article


Another story was added onto an existing low-rise building, where soil strength was so low that the new floor had to be built by sinking new columns down to a sounder stratum, placing a long-span roof structure atop these columns, and then hanging the new floor from the new roof and columns.

Subject Headings: Columns | Structural members | Soil strength | Floors | Roofs | Existing buildings | Low-rise buildings | Structural strength

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