Design Guide for Voided Concrete Slabs

Design Guide for Voided Concrete Slabs
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Design Guide - 56 pp.; 1st Edition

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction to the Voided Slab Concept
  • History of Voided Slab Systems
  • Design Concepts and Requirements
  • Construction Considerations
  • Design Tools
  • Featured Projects
  • References
  • Notations

This design guide presents state-of-the-art practices in voided slab construction. The concept centers on removing concrete mass from the areas of the slab where it is not structurally efficient; thus reducing the dead load by as much as 35%. This floor system allows for large, clear spans and efficient overall slab thicknesses. Innovative structural slab construction practices have taken the efficiency of traditional slab systems to new heights.