Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Images of concrete with emplica plywood repair spots vs. scratch

The below images show the difference between a non-repaired part of formwork (left) with a typical rebar damage and on the right side a similar rebar damage having been repaired with two emplica plywood repair spots. The photos were taken from adifferent angle to show how smooth the surface of the concrete is where the emplica plywood repair spots had been put. the scratch is about 4 inch long and about 1/2 inch deep.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

why the Burj Kalifa looks how it looks

We have learned it very early in school: a tripod usually stands more stable on the ground than a cruciformed (four-legged) structure. This article on McGrawHill Construction explains the physical advantages of the Burj Kalifa Building in Dubai.

Image courtesy of McGrawHill online

Monday, August 23, 2010

concrete coffee machine

For some, concrete is more than just material for walls and slabs...


video: closing a tiehole in plywood formwork

Friday, August 20, 2010

repairing a rebar-scratch video

here is our latest video on how to repair longer scratches by overlapping two plicafix plywood repair spots.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Video of the emplica system in use on plywood formwork

here is the latest video of the emplica product!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Expansion plans with great possibilities for you!

Emplica formwork repair systems is looking for agents and representatives in all markets worldwide. Become part of a professionally run, expanding company with very good oportunities.
enquire now at jan(at)emplica.com

Construction in Europe still up

According to KHL's "Construction Europe Barometer", Construction levels in Europe have fallen slightly in August to a +12,5 per cent, from 19,2 in July and 25 in June. Wether this has to do with holiday season or a general slowing down is not sure. Read the full report here and/or participate in the survey here: www.cebarometer.eu

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Crazy Buildings

This collection of crazy buildings must have driven a few civil engineers into psychiatry!

fun to watch and not of the ordninary:

Corbusier and Burri in Zürich

The Bellerive Muesum in Zürich has an exhibition of photographs taken by Rene Burri. Burri started to follow Corbuiser's work in 1955 with his camera. This exhibition shows a large part of images Burri took of Cobuiser's work, Corbusier himself and working progress.
The exhibition will go on until November 07th 2010.

images courtesy of museum bellerive zürich

Friday, August 13, 2010

small from outside, big inside

This House in the Alps was built to have less visual impact to the surroundings. Images of the housecave here.