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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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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