Prefabricated Facades With Glue And Bricks

Summary

Insight is provided into the conditions that are necessary for the production of prefabricated brick facades, looking at the state-of-the-art in the Netherlands.  Prefabrication is a hot topic in the building industry and has initiated an  exploration of all possible ways to create all kinds of larger components.  For the last twelve years, several brick  producers and glue manufacturers have been involved in the development of a new technique for the construction of masonry facades.  This new technique is well developed, and the next step is the prefabrication of storey-high wall panels, consisting of bricks and glue only.  The first experiments with this method of prefabricating wall panels gave very interesting results.  Some smaller elements were constructed, transported and assembled.  The biggest element  that has been produced so far was 7.0 m long, 2.65 m high and only 100 mm thick.  4 refs.

Primary author(s): Vekemans H J; Ruben M P

                            Metselwerk Adviesbureau Vekemans; Ankerplast NV

Source: Masonry (9). Proc.6th Int.Masonry Conf.

            London,4-6 November 2002,p.518-522

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