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Flat Slab Floor System. Advantages and Disadvantages of Flat Slabs

Flat Slab Floor System. A flat slab is a one-way or two-way system with thickenings in the slab at the columns and load bearing walls called ‘drop panels’ Figure 9. Drop panels act as T-beams over the supports. They increase the shear capacity and the stiffness of the floor system under vertical loads, thus increasing… Read More »