Concrete Products

JUL 2014

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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26 • JuLY 2014 www.concreteproducts.com The iconic Prahran Hotel, a corner pub locat- ed outside of Melbourne, Australia, was ren- ovated last year to include an eye-catching art deco façade created from 17 oversized stacked concrete pipes. The 2.5- to 7.4-ton precast pipes were provided by Humes, a divi- sion of Holcim Austraila. "When you attempt something as un- usual as this, you look for other proj- ects around the world that have done it before so you can learn engineering and construction techniques. We couldn't fnd any so there was an added complexity in developing the construction methodology. This is all very worthwhile though as the pipe façade is really the defning feature of the pub," stated Justin Northrop, Techné Architects director and project architect for the Prahran renovation. The standard drainage pipes (2.25 meters in diameter) were individually prefabricated at the Humes' Laverton plant with custom- Holcim's Humes provides striking hospitality Down Under PHOTOS: Peter Clarke NEWS SCOPE PRECAST

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