Graphical Construction Glossary >> Concrete and Concreting. >> >> Concrete Suspended Slab

Concrete Suspended Slab
A slab spanning between walls, columns or other supports. Distinct from a slab on the ground.

a suspended concrete slab

Suspended concrete slabs are the basis of multi storey building construction apart from small structures of two or three floors that may used timber and some pre-cast concrete materials.

metal cast in place formwork

The photo above shows a small residential slab that uses a cheap and efficient method of forming the slab using a propriety system (Bondek)of galvanised roll formed sheets that are left in place after the concrete is poured. The Bondek sheets not only make the formwork simple but they also provide strength to the slab so reducing the need for reinforcing steel. Quite possibly the slab above uses only one layer of weld-mesh to reinforced the slab.

The main method of constructing a suspended slab is to use ply sheets on timber with plenty of supports. Here is a page with some details of suspended slab formwork.

If you didn't find exactly what you are looking for try this search tool that will search the site and the web.

"What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?
Adam Smith 1723-1790

"When we build, let us think that we build for ever."John Ruskin 1819-1900

coates hire
Hire Equipment
Furniture Fittings - Architectural Hardware - Electronic Locking Systems - Technical Hardware
BuilderBill sponsorship

BuilderBill Books

building maths
Building Maths

Stair Design
asbestos ebook
Asbestos Book

Calculator Pages.

Concrete yardage calculator

Reader's Questions.

Questions and answers.



Please Note! The information on this site is offered as a guide only!  When we are talking about areas where building regulations or safety regulations could exist,the information here could be wrong for your area.  It could be out of date!  Regulations breed faster than rabbits!
You must check your own local conditions.
Copyright © Bill Bradley 2007-2012. All rights reserved.
Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape