Title: Pile-Supported Slabs for Sites with Poor Geotechnical Conditions
Author(s): Rolands Cepurītis, Brad J. Pease, Jānis Kamars, and Jānis Ošlejs
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 38-43
Keywords: floor, load, construction, reinforcement
Elevated ground slabs are an alternative for locations with poor and/or inconsistent subgrades. This article summarizes the basic slab-on-pile construction process and provides results from a load test conducted on a slab constructed using shrinkage-compensating steel fiber-reinforced concrete. Ancillary benefits of constructing such slabs are also summarized.