Ribbed or Waffle Slab System – Advantages & Disadvantages

Waffle Slab Construction

Ribbed (Waffle) Slab System Ribbed floors consisting of equally spaced ribs are usually supported directly by columns.They are either one-way spanning systems known as ribbed slab or a two-way ribbed system known as a¬†waffle slab. This form of construction is not very common because of the formwork costs and the low fire rating. A 120-mm-thick … Read more

Beam and Slab Floor System

beam column slab construction

Beam and Slab Floor System This system consists of beams framing into columns and supporting slabs spanning between the beams. It is a very traditional system. The relatively deep beams provide a stiff floor capable of long spans, and able to resist lateral loads. However, the complications of beam formwork, co-ordination of services, and overall … Read more