Monday, January 31, 2011
The burr connection bridge....so far
For biomimicry through structural steel, I have decided to formulate a connection based on the burr. Using a system in which "hook and loop" connections are cast, allows for a sustainable solution due to the fact that there is no need for on site welding. Bridge construction is rapid and requires minimal labour. Another benefit of the burr connection is the structures ability to be taken apart and reuse its components as is. To further enhance the sustainability and adaptability of this pedestrian bridge, all cables and cast pieces are delivered on site in a useable container which actually becomes part of the structure itself, leaving no waste material behind.