Precast and Prestressed Folded Plate Slabs

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Title: Precast and Prestressed Folded Plate Slabs

Author(s): Harry G. Edwards

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 57

Issue: 4

Appears on pages(s): 1313-1322

Keywords: none

Date: 4/1/1961

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.