The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 59 (1981) > Issues > Issue 7 > The Superstructure of Bangor Distrtict General Hospital
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The Superstructure of Bangor Distrtict General Hospital

The design of a large-scale hospital structure which was directed towards rapid systems of construction is discussed. Rationalisation of the building is emphasised. A reinforced concrete flat plate structure provided a lowcost solution with a speed of erection comparable with all-precast systems. It incorporated precast storey-height, pin-ended columns; prefabricated slab reinforcement; and diamond-cored holes for services. Structural steel shearheads were used for shear reinforcement; their design and the results of two full-scale load tests for the corner column case, are summarised. J.G. Roddick and F.C. Smith