2015 CSCE Annual Conference Regina - Building on our Growth Opportunities

2015 CSCE Annual Conference Regina - Building on our Growth Opportunities Conference


Title
Selection Criteria for Elevated RC Tank Construction


Author(s)
Dr. Mohamed Darwish, The American University in Cairo
Mr. Karim Kamel
Mr. Omar Balbaa
Mr. Ahmed El-feel
Ms. Jwanda Elsarag
Mr. Mohamed Tawfeek
Mr. Ahmed El-Embaby
Ms. Ghadir El-Shaer
Mr. Omar Montasser
Ms. Reem Abou Ali (Presenter)
Abstract

Elevated tanks are necessary to supply potable water in most of the countries allover the world. Construction of elevated reinforced concrete tanks involves utilizing unique construction methods due to various characteristics like cost, constructability, resources and time. This paper covers different methods of construction of reinforced concrete elevated tanks by concentrating on different construction methods of every tank component. Moreover, a comparative analysis is provided to show when to use every method of construction according to the conditions available. Two tanks with different sizes and project conditions were studied and examined against the developed selection criteria in order to evaluate the validity of the applied construction methods in each case.