The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 49 (1971) > Issues > Issue 1 > Tower block development Guy's Hospital London
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Tower block development Guy's Hospital London

The paper first describes the general planning concepts which have led to an unusual hospital building, and the method of working of the Project Team responsible for if. The evolution of the structural principles used in each of the main units of the building, and the methods of construction adopted, are then described. The sequence employed is that of the design; the superstructure is described first, followed by a note on preliminary site works and a fuller description of the design and construction of the foundations including a number of problems that were encountered. The main structural material used is lightweight aggregate concrete and some comments on the experiences gained with this material are given. G. Mould

Author(s): Mould, G

Keywords: multistorey buildings;guy's hospital, london;foundations;design;construction work;lightweight concrete