A novel modular constructional element

Messaoud Saidani, Matthew W.L. Roberts, Raymond Hulse

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The paper reviews a novel modular constructional element for the building and construction industries. The modular construction comprises hexagonal elements assembled together to form a constructional assembly of honeycomb form secured by fixings which clamp the sides of adjacent elements. Concrete, or other appropriate material, is disposed within the elements providing a composite type of action. The novel type of modular construction has potential applications in the building, construction, and highways sectors. It could be used as a permanent or temporary structure for roofs and walls, it may also be used for concrete pavements, tunneling, and retaining wall structures.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 2002
EventFifth International Conference on Space Structures, UK - Guilford, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Aug 200221 Aug 2002


ConferenceFifth International Conference on Space Structures, UK
CountryUnited Kingdom

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    Saidani, M., Roberts, M. W. L., & Hulse, R. (2002). A novel modular constructional element. 355-359. Paper presented at Fifth International Conference on Space Structures, UK, Guilford, United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.1680/ss5v1.31739.0038