Managerial Planning and Control in Precast Industry
The production process in prefabrication plant for concrete building elements differs in several important aspects from a production process in typical manufacturing plants. The paper...

Concrete Prefabrication Construction Techniques

Pile Field Support Prefabricated Plants Floated into Place
A unique pile support system, combined with earth dikes and superflooding inside an earth drydock to found floating, prefabricated plant structures on the piles, is estimated to have saved...

The Fly-Over: It Unclogs Urban Traffic in A Hurry
Fly-overs are light-weight, low-cost, prefabricated steel structures that elevate only one or two lanes over a traffic-choked city intersection but dramatically reduce congestion. By removing...

What Contractors Think About Prefabricated Piping
Among 190 of the largest users of pipe, 77% now use large-scale prefabricated piping. These users report an average saving, using prefabricated pipe versus conventional pipe, of 23%. Before...

What's New in Roofing—
For 75 years the waterproof membranes in roofs were made the same way—layers of bitumen alternating with layers of felt. Now for the first time prefabricated membranes of synthetics are...

Mammoth Prefab Modules Speed Alaskan Oil
Accomplished in conjunction with construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline were the mammoth prefabricated modules erected at Prudhoe Bay on the North Slope oil fields; purpose is oil and...

Precast Concrete Industry: Managerial Dynamics
A dynamic simulation model of the precast concrete industry has been constructed in an attempt to lend objectivity, comprehensiveness and speed to the decision-making process at the industry...

Prefabricated Systems: A Suggested Course Outline
The rapid development of the prefabricated systems industry has created a need for college educated professionals. Prefabrication has developed to the point that today it is applied in...

George Washington Bridge Redecked with Prefabricated, Prepaved Steel Panels
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has embarked on a –37,000,000 project to totally replace the upper roadway of the 46-yr old George Washington Bridge. The scheme, chosen from...

Paul Bunyan Among Offshore Steel Structures
The world's two largest drydocks, the larger 1,150 x 800 ft in plan were used to assemble on land the four steel jackets. They now stand in the North Sea in about 400-ft of...

Condeep—In 400 Ft of Water, Concrete Caisson Requires No Piles
The Condeep structure consists of (1) 19 cylindrical tanks each 66-ft diam and 164-ft high that together will store up to 900,000 bbl of oil; (2) the extension upward 300-ft more of three...

Olympic Construction for Olympic Games
Montreal is preparing at full speed for the Olympic Games. The precast, post-tensioned concrete velodrome will seat 10,000. It will be available for conventions, public meetings, exhibits,...

Automated Analysis of Standard Buildings
An integrated programming system for standard buildings produced by a prefabricated metal building manufacturer is described. This programming system includes the initial design, costing,...

Basic Construction Principles in Higher Latitudes
The paper stresses an interdisciplinary approach, highlights the necessary background knowledge, expounds basic principles in the selection of construction materials, appraisal of loads,...

Masonry Construction Operations
In the United States masonry contractors, who typically employ seven persons but together have gross receipts of about $2 billion annually, frequently neglect good business practices of...

Prefabricated Highways
To facilitate more efficient and economical ways of repairing and building roads and bridges in urban areas that are subject to both construction time restrictions and high rates of change,...

Economic Analysis of Housing Construction Methods
A systematic procedure is proposed for comparison of building costs per dwelling unit in different construction methods. Cost components (labor, materials, investment, general expenses,...

Prefabricated Filter-Fin for Subsurface Drains
The design and methods of installation of a prefabricated filter media for use with subsurface drains is presented. The filter media is fabricated from synthetic materials and can be used...

Design of Seismic Joint for San Francisco Bay Tunnel
A prefabricated tunnel was constructed under San Francisco Bay for the Bay Area Rapid Transit System. The tunnel is in an area subject to earthquakes, and a flexible sliding joint was...

 

 

 

 

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