Reengineering High-Rise Construction for Enhanced Cycle Times and Safety
Kajewski, Stephen L. & Hampson, Keith D. (1997) Reengineering High-Rise Construction for Enhanced Cycle Times and Safety. In Mohamed, Sherif (Ed.) International Conference on Construction Process Re-engineering (CPR-97), 14-15 July 1997, Gold Coast, Australia.
Construction of high-rise concrete buildings relies extensively on multi-level formworking; a process in which a limited number of formwork and shoring sets are cycled up the structure as construction progresses. This multi-level formworking procedure relies on supporting a freshly cast slab on a number of lower level slabs, which may or may not have attained their full strength. Currently, the multi-level formwork shoring procedure and slab construction cycle times for buildings with post-tensioned slabs are selected based on the requirements for conventionally reinforced slabs. As such, cycle times of 4 or 5 days and 3 or 4 levels of shoring are common. This paper proposes, however, that due to the inherently different behavior of post-tensioned slabs, it may be possible to shorten slab cycle times, reduce formwork and shoring materials and improve construction safety.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||multi, level formwork, post, tensioning, reshoring, shoring|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Research Centres > Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 1997 (please consult author)|
|Deposited On:||08 May 2006|
|Last Modified:||04 Apr 2011 04:09|
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