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Vaulted Concrete Roof Demands Custom-Built Forms

The challenging roof design of the Shiley Eye Center, University of California San Diego, required the use of custom-built formwork. The design of the 160-foot-long, 30-foot-wide roof called for arched joists having thickened center sections. The joists and beams also required an architectural finish because they are partially exposed. To meet these special requirements, the general contractor used custom-built wood-reinforced fiberglass forms. Read more

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