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Design and Construction of Ferrocement tanks

Posted by Neil Bertrando over 7 years ago

A collection of articles and papers

I recently did some internet research on ferrocement tank design and construction.  thought I'd share it here.


I first heard about ferrocement tanks through Art Ludwig's book Water Storage http://oasisdesign.net/water/storage/index.htm

floorplan http://oasisdesign.net/water/storage/WSp110-112.pdf

Here's some additional resources I found useful.  some are much more extensive and detail intensive than others.

How to build http://www.aprovecho.net/2009/09/constructing-a-ferrocement-tank/

Design and construction http://www.unhcr.org/49d089a62.html

cover http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/research/structures/dtu/pubs/tr/rwh/tr-rwh04.pdf

comprehensive manual for 1000 gal tank http://www.crsprogramquality.org/storage/pubs/watsan/bangapinoy.pdf

the wildfell tank http://www.permaculture.org/nm/images/uploads/The_Wildfell_Ferrocement_Tank_by_Patrick_McGinn.pdf

thorough book with history and many tank size construction designs http://www.samsamwater.com/library/Book7_Water_from_roofs.pdf

short design brief http://www.lboro.ac.uk/well/resources/technical-briefs/36-ferrocement-water-tanks.pdf

design practicum and install photos http://mcedc.colorado.edu/sites/default/files/111118%20Barbee%20Practicum%20Report%20BPD%20Rainwater%20Catchment%20(1).pdf

lots of various water articles at this site http://www.samsamwater.com/library.php

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