Hajjar Gibran, What do you think the biggest challenge will be in a single pour dome?I am trying to decide on attending a workshop.
Posts made by Russell8301
No Blocks Design/All Poured in Place
I am considering attending one of the workshops, but I would like to verify that what I want to do is possible. I would like a 400 +/- square foot dome, maybe 22-23 ft in diameter with arches all the way around. Since I will be making it mostly by myself I don't want the added labor of pouring blocks and then setting the blocks, I would rather make steel forms and pour it in place. In the main video it shows arches being poured all in one place. My question is can I pour the entire dome with three forms and not use any blocks?
My plan would be to use steel to weld up three different forms one for the arches that go all the way around, one for the triangle shape part of the dome that fills in between the arches, and one for the top of the dome. If done this way, assuming a 16 foot tall dome and 8 foot arches the vertical application of the aircrete would be 8 feet. If I use the best foaming agent will 8 feet of pressure effect the structure negatively. If the pressure causes a denser aircrete mix on the lower areas is that a bad thing? It seems the areas were a denser, stronger mix would be needed would be the lower areas and lite on the top.
PS I am a welder and a licensed civil engineer and will have access to heavy equipment for lifting materials in place.