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Welcome to the Precast Flooring Federation

Code of Practice for:

The Safe Stressing of Prestressed Concrete Products

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Code of Practice for:
The Safe Installation of Precast Concrete Flooring and Associated Components

Click to download the Code of Practice for: The Safe Installation of Precast Concrete Flooring and Associated Components.

Building Regulations - Approved Document A: Structure UPDATED

If you would like to order this publication please  download the Building Regulations - Approved Document A: Structure document.

Precast Concrete Flooring Solutions to gas contamination

If you would like to order this publication please go to our order form or download the Precast Concrete Flooring Solutions to gas contamination.

Building Regulations data sheets
Free technical updates are now available on Part E and Part A Building Regulations (Part L1 is currently being updated). Download below or see our order form.

Download Building Regulations,
Approved Document E

Part L1 Building Regulations 2000

Download Building Regulations;
Approved Document A: Structure

Design of Composite Beams using Precast Concrete Slabs

Pre-cast concrete floors are widely used in building construction, but there is little detailed design guidance on their application in steel framed buildings. It is estimated that close to 50 of floors used in steel framed buildings in the UK use hollow core or solid plank slabs.

Most of these applications are in regular steel construction in which the precast slabs sit on the top flange of the beams, but there is an increasing number of composite frames and slim floor constructions where the precast slabs are designed to interact structurally with the steel frame. Composite action can be developed by welded shear connectors attached to the steel beams and by transverse reinforcement, but this form of construction is currently outside the provisions of BS 5950-3: 1990 and little design guidance currently exists.

Due to the fact that this type of construction is not properly covered by the Codes of Practice, this publication presents design guidance on the interaction and detailing of precast slabs (of hollow core or solid plank section) that are supported by composite beams or slim floor beams.

If you would like to order this publication please contact info@precastfloors.info.

 

 

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