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Ribbed or Waffle Slab System – Advantages & Disadvantages

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 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 »