Voided Flat Slabs Reduce Cost and Speed up Construction


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Title: Voided Flat Slabs Reduce Cost and Speed up Construction

Author(s): H. J. Benet and Bill Williams, Jr.

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 5

Issue: 5

Appears on pages(s): 17-22

Keywords: computer programs; concrete construction; costs; earthquake resistant structures; flat con-crete plates; flat concrete slabs; fly ash; framing systems; hollow core slabs; models; office buildings; quality control; reinforced concrete;

Date: 5/1/1983

Describes an unbiased approach used to select the best combination of materials and types of structures for an operations center building. After the concrete voided flat plate slab system was selected as the most appropriate type of structure, it is shown how the final design was made. A brief description of the innovations incorporated in the actual construction