China: Where construction timings dictate the choice of the building system
Hongqi Guo, Urban Planner & Architect, Founding Partner of Yitong Design Shanghai, shares some insights of his experience as an active player in the construction sector in China.
How to raise an existing building without burdening the foundations
The case history reports an upward extension and adjustment of a new level in an existing building, consisting of two floors.
Experimental characterization of spun columns in HSC (High Strength Concrete)
Since the Second World War, the common practice in the construction of civil and industrial buildings has favoured the use of prefabricated structures. Specifically, industrialized reinforced concrete columns designed to make pendular structures have been by far the most successful linear element among elevated structures.
Comparative LCA of traditional structures and the NPS® SYSTEM
Comparative LCA analysis of two buildings made with traditional technologies (steel and reinforced concrete) with the composite steel-concrete NPS System.