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posted on 20.03.2018 by Gemma Rodriguez, Ana Blanco-Alvarez, Pablo Pujadas, Antonio Aguado
The Temple of Sagrada Familia presents singularities in terms of both the original design by architect Antoni Gaudi and the duration of the construction, which started more than 120 years ago. In fact, its design was conceived before the development of reinforced concrete. Therefore, the construction materials and processes have evolved to adapt new technologies without compromising the vision of Gaudi. This willingness to maintain the original designs has obliged the technicians to resolve details that were not defined in the project, including the issue of how to cast elements at great heights and with a high amount of reinforcement. In this context, the possibility of using self-compacting concrete (SCC) emerged. This paper describes the different experiences in the Temple of Sagrada Familia with SCC, from requirements that led to using this material to the design of the mixes and the casting of the elements in situ.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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Journal of Architectural Engineering

Volume

23

Issue

3

Citation

RODRIGUEZ, G. ... et al, 2017. Self-compacting concrete in the Temple of Sagrada Familia. Journal of Architectural Engineering, 23 (3), 04017005.

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© American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2017

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This material may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the American Society of Civil Engineers. This material may be found at https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/(ASCE)AE.1943-5568.0000249.

ISSN

1076-0431

eISSN

1943-5568

Language

en

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