Concrete Composite Floors – Construction Details

Floor Types Here, we’ll be looking at 3 floor types which represent most types likely to be encountered, they include: Down-hand Construction Integrated Constructions Slim-Floor Construction Down-Hand Construction This is where the concrete floor sits on top of the supporting steelwork. The metal decking would typically span across multiple beams making it stiffer and stronger …

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Concrete Composite Floors

Composite construction has contributed significantly to the dominance of steel frames in the commercial building sector worldwide. Composite floors are usually incorporated into multi-storey commercial structures and typically consist of profiled steel decking with a reinforced concrete floor cast in-situ.  The decking not only acts as a permanent shutter, but it also provides sufficient shear-bond …

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Open Grid Steel Flooring

This article was updated on the 24/06/2021 Open grid flooring is generally to be found in industrial applications where its open nature allows for the passage of light and air circulation. Also being open prevents the build-up of debris and standing water making it ideal for platforms and walkways when safety is a prime consideration. …

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Horizontal Diaphragms

Diaphragms are usually incorporated into Multi-Storey commercial structures and typically consist of Profiled Steel Decking with a reinforced concrete floor cast in-situ.  The decking not only acts as a permanent shutter, but it also provides sufficient shear-bond with the concrete by means of the shear-studs, so that when the concrete has gained sufficient strength the …

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