Braced and Framed Tubes

The tube, as opposed to the core moves the lateral load resisting system to the perimeter of the steel structure rendering the internal structure secondary thus maximizing the lateral stiffness of the structure while maximizing the available floor space. The construction of tube structures will differ from that of core structures in that the steel …

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High-Rise Buildings

In expanding large cities where ground space is at a premium the only real option is to build up and with the need to cater to the requirements of ever expanding populations buildings are getting taller and taller. Tall buildings, particularly those in already built-up areas present a whole new range of difficulties for the …

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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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