In July 2005 construction started on one of Europe’slargest cattle houses located near Tartu in Estonia.At approximately 12,000 m2 of covered concrete floorit is capable of holding 1100 – 1200 head of cattle atone time.
The Project Cattle House Estonia
Product used: Barchip ‘Kyodo’ 48mm
In July 2005 construction started on one of Europe’s largest cattle houses located near Tartu in Estonia. At approximately 12,000 m2 of covered concrete floor it is capable of holding 1100 – 1200 head of cattle at one time.
Barchip fibre was used at a dose of 5kg/m3
to replace steel fibre. Steel fibre had the potential of puncturing cattle feet whereas welded wire mesh would significantly slow construction and increase costs.
Barchip fibre offered the same performance as the steel fibre without the concern of puncture injuries to the cattle with the added benefit of a non rusting reinforcement for long term durability.
The floor was poured at a thickness of 150-200mm in 3 metre wide strips in order to facilitate ease of access and finishing. To control cracking each strip was saw cut at 5 metre intervals.
Cattle house under construction Cattle House Estonia Product used: Barchip ‘Kyodo’ 48mm Placing Barchip reinforced concrete Project Data Sheet
The floor was finished using a traditional float finish incorporating a unique groove of approximately 20mm in depth across the surface of the floor. The special grooves were incorporated to control water and waste runoff and minimise the incidence of cattle slippage
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