Cracks forming due to strong winds

  • Building large Dome in Cowra NSW Australia, lately been buffeded by strong winds, 3/4 finished Dome acts like a sail, the inside being concaved takes on great forces from strong winds and flexes in and out causing minor cracks inside surface of Dome, although they are only small in width they extend all the way up the inside of the Dome, so to counter this we have meshed and rendered the inside as well and seems to have fixed this problem. This also makes the Dome very strong and finishes off the inside nicely ready to paint. We have discovered that it is better to mesh every two rows of bricks, our bricks being 300mm x 300mm thats every 650mm odd. Meshing inside and out now.

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