13 Jun '14, 2pm

Building Innovation: Inflatable Concrete Dome

Building Innovation: Inflatable Concrete Dome

Large shell structures made of concrete or stone are hardly ever built any more. The reason is that their construction requires large, expensive supporting structures. At the Vienna University of Technology, a completely new construction method has been developed, which does not require any timber structures at all: a flat concrete slab hardens on the ground, and then an air cushion below the plate is inflated, bending the concrete and quickly forming a sustainable shell. Even large event halls could be built this way. In Vienna, a first experimental structure has now been built using the new method.

Full article: http://greenbuildingelements.com/2014/06/12/building-inno...

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