Cellular Flat Plate Construction


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Title: Cellular Flat Plate Construction

Author(s): Edgar H. Hendler

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 65

Issue: 2

Appears on pages(s): 81-86

Keywords: concrete construction;flat plates (concrete);flat slabs (concrete);hollow core slabs;long span;reinforced concrete;waffle slabs.

Date: 2/1/1968

Describes a relatively new method of concrete flat plate construction using a cellular or hollow design. It is distinguished from ordinary waffle slab construction in that a continuous integral bottom sheet of structural concrete completely cellularizes the flat plate. The advantage of cellular construction in reducing dead weight combined with a use of deeper sections makes possible increased span lengths for the same live load as compared to conventional flat plate construction. Other inherent advantages of a cellular concrete system are also discussed.