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CROSS-WALL CONSTRUCTION [1 record]

Record 1 2019-10-29

English

Subject field(s)
  • Modern Construction Methods
DEF

A method of building ... with concrete slab floors carried on load-bearing walls across the thickness of the building.

OBS

The walls may be of brick or concrete ... When both walls and slabs are seen on the elevation, it looks like an egg box. This construction is [simple] and economical in steel, particularly with the relatively deep slabs of hollow-tile construction.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Procédés de construction modernes
CONT

Comparée à la construction en bois massif, la construction en caissons permet d'économiser plus de 50 % en matériau pour une efficacité statique équivalente.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Métodos de construcción modernos
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