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PROJECT SUMMARY

Material Reduction: Efficient Fabric-Formed Concrete

The project presents a technique using flexible fabrics instead of conventional rigid forms for the production of concrete elements, offering significant reductions in material use and dead weight using flexible fabrics instead of conventional rigid molds. 

Research and practical applications continue at CAST, University of Manitoba, which contributes to “open source” technical collaboration with additional university and industry partners.

Project Timeline

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Routledge publishes “The Fabric Formwork Book” by Mark West
 
Saving materials is just part of the attraction
 
Holcim Awards competition goes global
 
“High degree of innovation in material research and testing” – Holcim Awards Jury
 
Holcim Awards Bronze 2005 for innovative materials research of concrete
 
Project Entry 2005 for North America
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Project Details
Location
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Authors
Mark West
MAIN AUTHOR
Mark West
University of Manitoba, Canada
Prizes
Awards
Bronze 2005
North America
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