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Structural frame selection: case studies of hybrid concrete frames

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posted on 21.11.2014 by Robby Soetanto, Jacqui Glass, Andrew Dainty, Andrew Price
Hybrid concrete construction (HCC) uses a combination of in-situ and precast concrete and is an example of ‘mixed’ construction, which is the term for an innovative combination of different materials or framing methods. Examples of HCC exist in many countries to fulfil varying structural requirements, so it is not clear why HCC is not better used in the UK. Research was undertaken to gain a better understanding of the selection and use of HCC. Two case study projects were investigated to explore decision-making criteria, the roles of project participants and the challenges particular to HCC. The findings suggest that HCC is selected when measurable cost or programme advantages are not the most important criteria, but where other factors such as satisfying architectural requirements (finish, colour, etc.) or operational demands (such as internal comfort or maintenance) are critical. In both cases, clients and architects were found to be the most influential team members in the frame-selection process.

History

School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Published in

BUILDING RESEARCH AND INFORMATION

Volume

35

Issue

2

Pages

206 - 219 (14)

Citation

SOETANTO, R. ... et al., 2007. Structural frame selection: case studies of hybrid concrete frames. Building Research and Information, 35 (2), pp. 206 - 219.

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© Taylor & Francis

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2007

Notes

Closed access.

ISSN

0961-3218

Language

en

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