Benefits of Flat Slab in Construction
Definition of flat slab - It belongs to a reinforced concrete slab being supported directly with concrete columns devoid of applying beams.
Applications of column heads: Enhance shear strength of slab, Shorten the clear or effective span to minimize the moment in the slab.
Applications of Drop Panels: Enhance shear strength of slab, Enhance negative moment capability of slab, Deflection is minimized by solidifying the slab.
• Compliance in room layout
• Building height is saved
• Construction time is reduced
• Set up becomes easier for M&E services
•Prefabricated welded mesh
COMPLIANCE IN ROOM LAYOUT:
•Facilitates architect to set up partition walls anywhere if necessary
•Facilitates the owner to modify the size of room layout
•Facilitates the option for discarding false ceiling and completing soffit of slab with skim coating
SAVING IN BUILDING HEIGHT:
•Curtailing the height of the storey, will minimize building weight because of lower partitions and cladding to façade
•Roughly saves 10% in vertical members
•Minimize the load of the foundation
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