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>Date: Tue, 18 Aug 1998 20:09:37 -0400
>To: seaint(--nospam--at)
>From: Fred Niemczenia <fredn(--nospam--at)>
>Subject: RE: Concrete Hip Roofs
>At 04:53 PM 8/17/98 -0600, you wrote:
>>Consider what has been called Filigree concrete.  It is essentially a
>>system of precast concrete forms that are shored in place and a cast 
>>in place topping knits the whole thing together.  
>Mmmm... Yeh, I remember Filigree Wideslab (?) used to be a big name in
>Clearwater, FL.  I could find no reference today on the internet other 
>the NJ entry you mention and Bonita (Lee or Collier counties) in 
>Perhaps they moved north?
>Besides the Aberdeen's article, there are a couple of precast keystone
>joist outfits as well....   Prestressed Systems, Inc. (Miami?) and
>Cast-Crete (Tampa?) wherever?  ...  The idea is the 8" or 12" shallow
>joists provide the framing for supporting the formwork for a 3" or 4"
>cast-in-place slab.  The slab becomes composite with the joists later.  
>have not used either system since the late eighties.
>Then there is Epicore also...  The idea is to provide a Steel Deck
>Institute STYLE form which becomes the bottom / exposed bottom steel 
for a
>cast-in-place slab.  Does AISC, ACI, or SDI provide the controlling
>building requirements for any of these systems?  Contact the supplier
>before committing to any design.  Most offer design support as well.  
>These are just a few of the many proprietary systems out there.  Each 
>its good and bad points.  Each favors a special need and application.
>Verify ICBO, SBCCI, BOCA, and/or Local Building Code Official approval
>before selecting any system <GRIN>...
>Fred Niemczenia, P.E.
>Keystone Heights, FL

This guy must belong to another world... Maybe New Zealand!

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