A hollowcore floor slab is a prestressed precast concrete element incorporating continuous voids to reduce self-weight whilst providing an efficient structural section manufactured by slipform, extrusion or wetcast .
A composite hollowcore floor combines precast hollowcore units with a structural concrete topping resulting in enhanced structural performance and lateral load distribution.
Installation of precast ﬂooring components is acknowledged to be a potentially high-risk activity, as it involves the use of heavy plant, cranes and personnel working at height. The MPA Precast Flooring Code of Practice for Safe Installation brings together best practice within the industry and has the interest of those involved in the design, speciﬁcation, use and erection of precast ﬂooring products at heart.
Beam and block floor systems combine precast prestressed concrete beams and infill blocks to produce high quality economic ground and upper floors in residential and other building types. Find out more by taking a read of this datasheet.
Precast concrete ancillary components complement precast and prestressed concrete flooring systems. They may be standard products or purpose made to suit those areas of the building where solid reinforced concrete construction is needed. Find out more in this datasheet.
MPA Precast is part of the Mineral Products Association, the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and industrial sand industries. www.mineralproducts.org
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