The Viability of Using Slipform Concrete Construction Technique as an Alternative to Conventional Formwork in the Naval Construction Forces.
FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE
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Portland Cement Concrete has been used in the construction industry for approximately 120 years to provide a strong, durable and relatively long life structure. The desire to replace the non-reusable plywood forms in vertical construction and the heavy steel forms used in the construction of pavements has prompted many individuals to seek alternative methods. Slipform construction is an alternative which has been very successful in the private sector and the idea of employing this rapid construction technique in the U.S. Navy is investigated in pages that follow. The report begins with a cursory review of basic concrete design principles to establish a starting point. An indepth look at the vertical slipform technique is presented with particular attention being taken to accentuate the requirement for highly skilled labor to make the system work efficiently. A discussion of the conventional method of paving concrete roads is presented followed by an address concerning the horizontal slipform technique.
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