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Reema large panel system dwellings: constructional details (Scanned copy)

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by Hotchkiss A R, Edwards M J. (01-Jan-1987)

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Whilst this publication can still be purchased some of the information in it has been superseded by more recent research and standards. The BRE Group does not accept any responsibility whatsoever for any loss or damage, including - without limitation - indirect or consequential loss or damage arising from use, or loss of use, of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this document.

NB This pdf  is a scanned copy of the original report so is not as clear as pdfs created as such.

The Reema companies' first housing contracts started in 1948. Three-storey flats were introduced in 1956, and multi-storey flats in 1958. Large numbers of Reema large panel system dwellings were built in the 1960s and early 1970s. In common with other large panel systems, those produced by Reema are based upon large storey height precast reinforced concrete panels. The edge details of the panels and floor units form cavities which are filled with in-situ concrete, producing a structure whose continuity is provided by reinforcement embedded in these joints.

Reema produced three basic systems, which were evolved and developed over a period of years. In addition to these, various extra components were produced, so that the Reema system became a range of precast units from which designers could construct a building. As a result, variations in construction elements and joints are widespread. Indeed, it is probable that no two Reema developments are alike. The photographs in this report illustrate the variety of Reema buildings, in respect of both construction and external appearance, and the difficulty of identification by external appearance alone.  

This report describes the basic systems (Hollow Panel, Conclad and Contrad), as far as available information permits, their methods of construction and selected jointing details. It also describes the individual elements manufactured by Reema (including the Sandwich Panel and the Celcore Panel) so that 'hybrid' construction may be identified. Details known to BRE of the various elements used in Reema large panel system dwellings are summarised in Appendix A.

21 pages.

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