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Water reservoir built with hollow-core precastconcrete slabs


Concrete Manufacturers Association, 1685 Halfway House, South Africa

 


Lindley, a small town in the eastern Free State, is where South Africa’s first complete reservoir (wall & roof) was erected using precast hollow- core concrete slabs. A skills shortage, especially of concrete specialists and shuttering expertise, led to a decision to extend precast slab technology, which has already been successfully used on reservoir roofs, to the walls. Besides negating the skills shortage, opting for the precast route meant substantial cost and time savings, while simultaneously guaranteeing consistency in the quality and requisite properties of the walls..

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