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Concrete shell

A curved thin membrane which is usually poured or sprayed over forms with a network of steel rods and wire mesh; most often a lightweight aggregate is used to decrease the weight-to-strength ratio.
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0 million gallon circular wire wrapped pre-stressed concrete potable water ground storage tank with concrete dome roof.
To step up service to the Dakotas market, Lafarge North America is investing in a concrete dome cement storage facility and terminal on a new rail spur on the east side of Williston, N.
Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has completed construction of the concrete dome for the UAE's first nuclear energy plant.
The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) today announced the completion of the construction of the concrete dome for the Unit One Reactor Containment Building (RCB) in Barakah, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Construction of the concrete dome for the Unit 1 Reactor Containment Building (RCB) of the plant at Barakah is now complete.
The experimental theater -- designed to house a circular, spinning stage inside a spaceship-like concrete dome -- is a hollow shell.
2THE PANTHEON THE largest un-reinforced concrete dome in the world, the Pantheon is mathematically perfect: you can inscribe a perfect globe inside it.
gt;THE GABBA Brisbane's a big concrete dome which makes it hot, humid and sweaty, but it's a good place to play.
10) Quoted in Saunders, 'The Reinforced Concrete Dome of the Melbourne Public Library, 1911', p 40.
Standing 300ft high, it's the largest concrete dome ever to be blown up.
The white concrete dome on the island of North Uist, Scotland, is over two metres high.
South, the visionary behind concrete dome architecture likes to speak in terms of centuries, not decades, when referring to the life of a monolithic dome.