Concrete shell


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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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However council officers say the plans - by Liverpool-based student accommodation providers Downing - provide an opportunity to finally demolish the concrete shell, which has been standing derelict and covered in graffiti since 2004.
the service description includes the following services: - earthworks: residual excavation of the excavation pit, including disposal of the resulting material and filling of the excavation during the construction of the shell, - set up and operate a drainage, - creating the reinforced concrete shell, - creating non-load-bearing walls in masonry, - shell-relevant hls and electrical services: - underground laying including earthworks, - concrete core activation, - foundation earth and empty pipe laying.
While Borei Keila residents are still demanding a compensation they view as fair, about 15 families are now renting units in the three-storey Western-style apartment block constructed from what was once the concrete shell of Building 9.
Alwaleed on Thursday rode a construction elevator about 30 floors to meet reporters in the concrete shell of the building, which already offers views over the rest of Jeddah and the adjacent sea.
But then the damp walls persuaded Paul Goodman of Ashton and Goodman to start tearing down the plasterboard from all the internal walls and before we knew it, we had a completely empty concrete shell.
As part of a PS41m office refurbishment project for Leeds City Council, BAM Construction appointed Thompsons to carry out the asbestos removal and intricate deconstruction works to strip the 10-storey office block back to its basic concrete shell.
With a total floor area of 1,526 square meters, the house has a concrete shell with huge expanses of glass, teakwood and stone features that would complement contemporary interior design.
The concrete shell also blocks external noises and provides a relatively constant internal temperature independent from the temperature outside.
Photographs broadcast by private channel NTV showed a large three-storey building reduced to its concrete shell, with no walls or windows, and surrounded by grey rubble.
Its contemporary design was conceived of by Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay, and its eightsided concrete shell is inspired by a Bedouin tent and the cubic Ka'aba in Mecca.
High fiber content in cellular concrete shell allows pad to flex resisting cracking or breaking
The Odeon Queensway - in its time one of the city's most popular picture houses - is now just a concrete shell buried underneath Scala House, off Holloway Circus.

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