Building Strong® for the people in Uruzgan province
Photo Credit: JC Delgadillo, USACE
The type of military construction the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prefers to build in Afghanistan is the self-supporting steel arch structure because it is easily erected, relatively inexpensive, yet reliable. The construction requires a commercial, trailer-mounted automatic building machine, coiled steel and an electric seamer (photographed). A crane to lift arch panels into place, concrete form work and a welder are also needed. The time savings achieved is significant when compared to traditional concrete structures.
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