Precast and Prestressed Concrete Directions in Australia and Southeast Asia

  • W. L. Meinhardt


This paper outlines, with reference to recent structures, special uses of precast and prestressed concrete in tall building design and construction with the objective of stimulating the development of new structural systems to answer the needs of post modern architecture in high-rise buildings. The emphasis is on examples of the use of precast concrete elements and prestressing as techniques to achieve particular results as distinct from the substitution of prefabricated concrete for insitu concrete or prestressed concrete in lieu of reinforced concrete.


Tall Building Prestressed Concrete Floor Slab Infill Panel Super Frame 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Bennett, E. W., 1984 PARTIAL PRESTRESSING — A HISTORICAL OVERVIEW, P.C.I. Journal, September-October. Buggeling, A. S. G., 1985 CONCRETE STRUCTURES — A DESIGN CHALLENGE, P.C.I. Journal, March-April.Google Scholar
  2. Hely, B. G. and Taylor, D. C., 1983 INDUSTRIALIZED HOUSING PROJECT — SINGAPORE, Concrete Institute of Australia Conference.Google Scholar
  3. Hose, R., 1984 THE RIALTO PROJECT — CARPARK AND OFFICE BUILDING, The Association of Consulting Structural Engineers N.S.W. Australia, Modern Structural Engineering.Google Scholar
  4. Rossiter, S. G., 1975 NAURU HOUSE MELBOURNE — DESIGN PHILOSOPHY, Meinhardt Group, Technical Bulletin.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Van Nostrand Reinhold Company Inc. 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. L. Meinhardt

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations