PRECASTING WITH POLYMER CONCRETE - THE ANATOMY OF A DOME. IN: POLYMERS IN CONCRETE: THE FIRST THIRTY YEARS

The construction of a dome can be difficult, time consuming and costly, as church architects and general contractors well know. This paper describes a revolutionary technology that has recently been developed that permits the creation of large prefabricated dome sections that can be quickly and economically assembled in place at a job site. This innovative casting procedure utilizes a high strength precast polymer concrete combined with custom designed stud framing members to create interlocking sections that insure watertight joints. The prefabricated polymer concrete dome designed and constructed for All Saints Greek Orthodox Church in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania is the world's first example of this innovative dome design.

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  • Accession Number: 00961029
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0870311158
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 1 2003 12:00AM