Ferrocement



Ferrocement, also referred to as ferro concrete or reinforced concrete, a mixture of Portland cement and sand applied over layers of woven or expanded steel mesh and closely spaced small-diameter steel rods rebar. It can be used to form relatively thin, compound-curved sheets of concrete ideal for such applications as hulls for boats, shell roofs, and water tanks. It has a wide range of other uses including sculpture and prefabricated building components. The term "ferrocement" has been applied by extension to other composite materials, including some containing no cement and no ferrous material.

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Introducing Ferrocement

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Concrete Canvas

would b super-cool if we could find some of this stuff eh? (very thin!!)

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cúpula ferrocemento

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Procedimiento constructivo de una estructura de ferrocemento para la construcción de una de las cúpulas del hospital Buel•la, campamentos de refugiados sahrauís.




Ferrocement tank using inner form

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This movie shows how to make a ferrocement tank to store water using an inner form made of corrugated steel plate.   Part2 here.

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Concrete Canvas Shelters '09

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