Flat slabs are more and more used nowadays, given their structural, architectural and MEP benefits. Of course, this comes with a list of design particularities – negligible in typical framing structures (such as punching shear) – that the structural engineer must address in order to achieve safeness and performance.
Some of the main benefits of using flat-slabs:
- Reduced manual labour for concrete formwork
- Reduced quantities of formwork
- Smooth interior surface that serves architects and also mechanical engineers
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