Proposed: Three building auction complex, with hotel on 156 acres South of Indianapolis, to serve the 5- state area of all auction needs
North West center right side elevation of hotel, entrance on the left.
Bridge to the hotel is not shown for clarification. One half of the covered bridge entry is 126 wide and 115' long, and it is shown on the left side on the first floor as it enters hotel lobby. There are 275 rooms facing out on the North side of the hotel parking lot, and the same number on the South side facing the parking lot.
The basement area is 16 high to the bottom of the concrete 3 square egg crate like ceiling. The depth of the square pans is 2 with a 4 partition beam each way for rigidity with a 1 poured in place floor on top of the pans. The 3 squares will be made of a light metal with an ogee design forming up to a 1 square at the top. The squares will be finished with a reflective white paint to help assist with lighting. These pans will stay and not be removed after the pour and they form the ceiling. A styrofoam shape of the contour of the inside square or the pan if you so desire it to be called, will keep the pressure of the concrete from deforming the pan. The styrofoam will be reused hundreds of times.
When the scaffolding is dropped a sufficient amount, so workers can stand up with an air hose that is under pressure, and attach it to the bottom of the styrofoam form; this will force air up through to the top of the styrofoam form, causing the air to force the styrofoam form loose from the pan. Rolling scaffolding 25 long x 19 wide with air cylinders having upright scaffolding legs to lift up the scaffolding to the desired height, will then secure the scaffolding for the pour. Different configurations of scaffolding will be made to form a 25 square, all having the same design. After the pour the scaffolding drops with air pressure and rollers come down to allow scaffolding to be rolled into the next place. The plywood is placed on top of the scaffolding and will never touch the concrete because the pans are riveted together, and the plywood will be used a 1000 times or more saving thousands of dollars. The pans will be roll formed to the inside contour of the pan, and then the flat contoured metal will be cut at a 45 degree angle. Then 4 pieces are riveted together to form the desired pan.
Drawings showing explicate detail and assembly of the pans will be in another segment. Here, we are just trying to explain the overall look of the basement ceiling, and how it will function with the building.
Columns will all be the same 2 square 156 high with the rebar extending from the top of the concrete by 46 for the wall on the first floor. A 3 x 3 x 1 ½ steel plate on the bottom of the column and drilled 4 places for 2 J bolts, and all vertical rebar will be welded to the plate. The column will be poured laying on its side so as not to allow concrete to fall 156into the form. The form will be made of 3/8 steel plate secured in a jig for accuracy. Approximately 1000 columns will be made and bolted to a 4 x 4 x 2 footer after the floor is poured. This is just a brief explanation of the basement area plans, with finite detail drawings to be shown later.
After all the underground piping for the sewer , water, cold water, hot water, electrical, phone, coax cable and all of the things not mentioned go in place under the basement floor it will be ready to be poured. A special 3 1/2' high x 1 wide light weight I beam that will stay in place in the concrete on 25 centers both ways and be used as runners for the 50 screed. 50 wide pour will be poured at one time 450 in length. The light weight I beam will be secured and welded to each column oversized bolt down plate to ensure that it will not move with the weight of the screed, and will be secured several different places to the ground with coated rebar and wired together for rigidity. There will be two screeds one following the other. The first will smooth the concrete as much as possible with built in vibrators, and the following screed will bring all of the concrete cream to the surface and make a level playing field. The use of bull floats will not be used. Attached to the second screed will be two grooving tools 2 long 126 apart to divide the slab in two equal parts without finishers tooling the grooves. When it is time a riding rotary troweling machines will finish the slab to a troweled finish.
You ask why use an I beam in the concrete? Well, it has been proven in a high fork truck traffic area the concrete has a tendency to crack out at a troweled joint, and this does not happen with an I beam. The wheel is on the steel about the same time it is on the concrete thus eliminating the stress in the concrete.
Every other 50 section over the entire basement will be poured and then go back and pour the missing sections. In this manner concrete trucks can be on each side of the screed at all times, and can feed the cement to the rotary screw eliminating the need of a lot of laborers spreading the concrete to the screw. If you had a good day all of the 450 of concrete could be down and all that would be left is clean up, and the finishing of the concrete that would take several hours to accomplish.
Steel U shaped sections 2 x 2 x 3 long will be bolted to a row of columns vertically starting at the bottom of the pan section, similar to electrical conduit hold downs. All piping will be bolted to these sections. Similar bracing every 126. These racks will hold sewer lines with a ¼ fall, water lines, electrical lines, coax cable, chilled water lines and the return lines. From the floor to the bottom of the rack will be 126. Preferably all pipe racks be vertical, and in some cases horizontal would be acceptable. To minimize the sewer fall it must be on a vertical rack. The U channel will be placed in the columns with the concrete pour on all four sides eliminating this type of labor to install them later.
And to every beast of the earth, and to every foul of the air, and to everything that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
And God saw ever thing that he made, and behold, it was very good. And the evening and morning were the sixth day.
Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the hosts of them.
And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
Genesis 1:30-31 - 2:1-3
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