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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Precast and Prestressed Folded Plate Slabs
Author(s): Harry G. Edwards
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 1313-1322
Abstract:Prestressed precast folded plate concrete slabs offer tremendous potential for widespread use in buildings for roof, floor, and wall construction and in highway bridges. A relatively low capitol investment in prestressing facilities will produce a complete span range of folded plate products limited only by the ability to deliver and erect. The cost of folded plate structures promises to be competitive with other building materials for long spans and heavy loads. Prestressed folded plate offers the opportunity of bring- ing the advantages of concrete construction-strength, Fire resistance, blast resistance, and low maintenance cost -into buildings of all price ranges, and in addition, makes it economically feasible to design concrete structures in the SO- to 120-ft span range.
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