building as a case study Substructure The building will use pile foundations on which to sit as the ground, being a consistency of clay, sand and silt, is not suitable for a raft type system. The piles will need to reach the chalk much deeper for stability. Superstructure The majority of the structure will be Glulam beams and columns creating a solid frame work for which the building to be constructed on. At certain parts within the design (mostly the core areas) GGBS (Ground Granulated Blast furnace Slag) based concrete will be used for its monolithic qualities to provide lateral stability to the building meaning that the timber frame will not require cross bracing.
design thesis proposal
leeds metropolitan university yr2 pgdp
Published on Aug 5, 2010
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