Underground Building Reclaims a Landfill

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1984, Vol. 54, Issue 1, Pg. 42-44


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Oregon's Multnomah County built a road and maintenance facility underground to begin reclaiming an old landfill site. More than 600 precast concrete components make up the 186,000 sq ft building, which is partially heated and cooled with solar energy. A description of the design and construction methods used is presented.

Subject Headings: Precast concrete | Reclamation | Underground construction | Underground structures

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