Koger&Partners is a qualified construction company specializing in the construction of modern and classic monolithic reinforced concrete houses with bricks or ceramic blocks in Costa del Sol and Marbella.

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Concrete Construction

Monolithic construction of single-family reinforced concrete houses

The monolithic technology of house construction is known all over the world. High-rise buildings and skyscrapers are also built using this technology. Previously, active monolithic construction of buildings was mainly in seismic regions, as the monolithic construction of buildings and houses can withstand higher earthquake loads (up to the 9th degree) without being destroyed.

Technology of monolithic construction of houses.

Let’s understand what are monolithic houses, the advantages and disadvantages of construction and construction process. The essence of the technology is in the pouring of the reinforced concrete parts of a monolithic house in the process of erection. The filling of the gaps and openings between the tiles can be done with any material (bricks, blocks, panels) or low-strength material (wood, PVC panel with insulation, glass), as there is no load on this part of the walls of the house.

This technology for building houses uses several options for earthquake protection:

– frame construction scheme by means of columns and beams clamped in them.

– longitudinal and transverse reinforced concrete walls – shearwalls.

– nuclear structural scheme.

Reinforcement of houses.

The reinforcing skeleton for monolithic reinforced concrete houses is made of steel bars of different diameters. All parts of the frames and scaffolding are welded or tied, the latter technique being used less frequently worldwide as it takes more time and effort.

Formwork for the construction of single-family reinforced concrete houses.

Ready-made or formwork is used for this activity, which is made on site. The construction of the formwork is a massive boards reinforced with beams or prefabricated prefabricated form, prepared for pouring concrete, which prevents the flow of concrete mixture and allows to maintain the shape of the reinforcing skeleton during pouring concrete into the formwork forms of the house.

In practice, several formwork options are used in the construction of houses and buildings. These are vertical, horizontal, creeping, formwork for rounded parts or for elements with a round cross section.

Monolithic reinforced concrete houses with formwork on site are more popular in the country. These are low-rise monolithic constructions of houses or villas, typical for the towns and villages in Bulgaria.

Concrete mix and pouring concrete.

Depending on the size of the monolithic structure of the building and the volume of the concrete, the concrete mixture can be produced instead on the ground in a concrete mixer or in a special concrete unit for concrete solutions and mixtures. In the second case, the concrete is transferred to an auto-mixer and is more often poured using a concrete pump.

Works after laying concrete in the formwork of the reinforced concrete monolithic house.

After pouring the concrete into the formwork, it is compacted. This step is mandatory and necessary to remove air molecules, the presence of which degrades the quality of the mixture. The compaction of the concrete mixture is done with the help of a vibrator. The quality of compaction of the concrete mixture affects the smoothness of the surface of the walls and ceilings of reinforced concrete houses, which in turn affects the thickness of the fine coating – plasters, ground coats and respectively to lower costs for monolithic construction and lower and optimized budget of implementation costs.

Decoding works in the monolithic construction of buildings and single-family houses.

Once the concrete has acquired the required strength, the formwork is removed and further removed, preparing for installation in the next parts or stages of construction.

Advantages and disadvantages in the monolithic construction of reinforced concrete houses

Monolithic houses have both advantages and disadvantages. Let’s distinguish them. The speed of the monolithic construction of reinforced concrete structures is one of their main advantages. Monolithic reinforced concrete houses, whose designs are similar to brick houses, are being built faster than the latter. Architectural freedom is also a strong argument for reinforced concrete houses. Most of the houses are built according to a certain model or method, which is determined by the structural features of the reinforced concrete house. There are no restrictions on the height of monolithic houses and buildings. Today, some of the tallest buildings in the world, such as skyscrapers, are built monolithically with a reinforced concrete load-bearing structure. In terms of distribution, in such houses floor plans can be different, multi-storey, with ceilings of different heights, which is not typical for construction with blocks, bricks or prefabricated houses.

The complete absence of open or working joints in the monolithic reinforced concrete house provides a number of advantages such as:

– increasing the level of sound insulation
– improvement of thermal insulation
– prolonging the life of the house
– increasing the strength of the structure
– protection against cracking of monolithic reinforced concrete houses
reducing the weight of the structure

You should also pay attention on its disadventages.

Koger&Partners is specialized in construction of villas on Costa del Sol – Estepona, Marbella, Calahonda, Mijas, Fuengirola, Torremolinos or Malaga, Spain.

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