[ENG] Construction 005: Concrete structures (part 1)

19/09/11 | ۩ |


With this post I officially launch the Errors section.

Once the flooring is complete, the construction of the vertical frame must start.
Before that, I need to explain my choice to build a reinforced concrete frame, as this is not really a medieval technique.

The underground cellar, which represents the basement of the house, in the real world would be surrounded by the ground (a rocky ground in many parts of the city) or by the besements of contiguous buildings. It would be thick-walled with bricks and stones. No concrete or metal wire, then.
However, in my case the scale model is not inserted into the ground and I can't take advantage of other existing structures. It stands alone like a high tower.

Moreover, the strains this structure will need to resist (relocations, strokes, etc.) are heavier than a real building have to, unless in case of earthquake or bombing. So, I need an extra-strong structure.
The idea was to build a bearing reinforced concrete structure, with vertical steel pillars at the corners  to guarantee a greater resistance without changing the external appearence of the building.
As you'll see, the idea (carefully prepared) only succeeded partially and after many headaches.



Following the foundation frame on the basement floor, I build a mould with wooden boards. Inside the mould I place the steel bars, just like in a real building site...


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