I am working on structural repairs at an old (1872) winery, and noted that the exterior walls are wood studs with the voids filled with concrete. (see photo). I am just wondering if anyone can give me background on this type of construction. Was the concrete for thermal mass? Stiffening the walls? On the gable ends it goess all the way up to the roof - and I am a little concerned about the weight of all this concrete on the old wooden structure (some leaning/sideway is evident). And some of the concrete is leaning out of the stud pockets. Can anyone shed light on this type of construction, and thoughts about removing the concrete?
Red Flag Submitted
Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts. The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.
Reply To This Thread
Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.
In a typical integrated circuit (IC) design firm, semi-custom design flows are used to ensure that the final manufactured products meet all of their design requirements and can be delivered on schedule. Download Now
A number of terms like “digitization”, “digital twin”, and “digital thread” have started to emerge in the product design world. While these terms have loose and varying definitions, the core ideas that underpin each of these concepts are becoming increasingly important to successful product development. Download Now