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For both concrete options construction is assumed to occur across two zones each consisting of three phases The sequence includes the excavation concrete foundations drainage and service ducts ground floor slab reinforced concrete columns formwork and propping for slabs reinforcement or post tensioned strands and placing of insitu concrete slabs using a concrete 2011 08 06 nbsp 0183 32 The slab thickness is 9 inches The primary reinforcment is 9 11 quot oc top and bottom with cover of 1 5 quot top and bottom The temperature steel is 5 16 quot oc The slab is for a 20 000 sf building I am determining where to place the keyed construction joints My initial thought is to place them parallel to the primary reinforcing along intermediate grid lines no Step 1 Build the supporting walls according to the structural plans They can either be constructed out of concrete blockwork or by concrete poured into formwork and reinforced with steel bars Also build the wall that supports the floor to the specific designs as shown on your plans and blueprints Step 2Construction of elevated concrete slabs Understanding the effect of structural systems BY BRUCE A SUPRENANT Figure 1 Differences among flatness levelness and elevation control s u p p o r ting steel frame or to poor c o n t r ol of screed setting The engineer is responsible for s t ru c t u ral design that keeps short and long term creep deflection of the finished stru c t u r 2015 03 20 nbsp 0183 32 FIBER MATRIX IN CURED CONCRETE Getting back to the initial question of whether fiber can replace mesh we typically say yes–with exceptions The exceptions are as follows 1 Elevated cast in place slabs 2 Elevated slabs on metal deck 3 Structural slabs on grade mats 4 Where poor subgrade conditions are expected

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Type number and spacing of supports conform to ACI 318 Where concrete slabs are placed on ground use concrete blocks or other noncorrodible material of proper height for support of reinforcement Use of or stone supports will not be permitted Lap welded wire fabric at least 1 1 2 mesh panels plus end extension of wires not less than 300 mm 12 inches in Emphasize concrete control Co n c r ete va r iations can be re duced by using a pre pour confer Construction of elevated concrete slabs Practice and procedures BY ELDON TIPPING AND BRUCE SUPRENANT Various accessories are available or can be built to maintain accurate screed elevation Poor screed elevation control decreases floor levelnessConstruction of elevated concrete slabs M ost contractors and engineers agree that el evated slabs don t always deflect as intend ed As a result even a carefully placed and finished floor slab may be out of tolerance especially with re g a r d to elevation control leve l n e s s and slab thickness That s why the first elevated slab1991 03 01 nbsp 0183 32 Use screed rails or pipe screeds instead of wet screeds to provide immediate and precise elevation control during strikeoff Tolerances in ACI 117 provide a 1 5 inch envelope within which floor elevations must fall Also for a slab thickness of 12 inches or less ACI recommends a tolerance of plus three eigths inch and minus one quarter inch The American Concrete Institute Founded in 1904 and headquartered in Farmington Hills Michigan USA the American Concrete Institute is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development dissemination and adoption of its consensus based standards technical resources educational programs and proven expertise for individuals and organizations

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2019 02 25 nbsp 0183 32 After water concrete is the most widely used substance on Earth If the cement industry were a country it would be the third largest carbon dioxide emitter in Presently construction materials and techniques have a severe competition concrete against steel precast concrete against in situ concrete or steel 4 It can be produced with excellent quality construction as manufacturing is done under controlled conditions Thus it s a large potential of the future in the construction site 5 Precast concrete buildings systems are The most commonly used connection to concrete in commercial construction is the connection between steel and concrete as when you connect a steel beam to a concrete wall concrete floor or concrete column The steel to concrete connection can be a difficult one to engineer and design When you are connecting steel beams to concrete you are introducing a load that s Fessler amp Bowman Inc is a concrete amp earthwork contractor offering a full range of construction services Over the past 55 years we have provided concrete and civil infrastructure construction services such as below grade building foundations cast in place building foundations concrete slab on grade concrete elevated slabs shored concrete slabs industrial press pit foundations Concrete is a composite material composed of fine and coarse aggregate bonded together with a fluid cement cement paste that hardens cures over time Concrete is the second most used substance in the world after water and is the most widely used building material Its usage worldwide ton for ton is twice that of steel wood plastics and aluminum combined

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2013 07 08 nbsp 0183 32 USES RCC is commonly used for construction of slabs beams columns foundation precast concrete 11 REINFORCED CEMENT CONCRETE RCC 12 REINFORCED CEMENT CONCRETE RCC 13 PRE STRESSED CEMENT CONCRETE PCC The cement concrete in which high compressive stresses are artificially induced before their actual use is called pre These characteristics are of special importance in the construction of concrete structures which are to be in contact with flowing water at a high velocity It bonds well to old concrete and can therefore be used for resurfacing road slabs and other repair work Shotcrete Shotcrete also known by the trade name Gunite uses compressed air to shoot concrete onto or into a frame 1991 01 01 nbsp 0183 32 The successful construction of an elevated concrete slab requires planning attention to detail and a good monitoring program A pre pour conference is a good idea for ensuring a good quality concrete Use this time to set a target slump for the batch plant Consider a target slump that is 1 inch below that needed at the jobsite Construction of elevated concrete slabs N o one can design and build an elevated concrete slab that is flat level of uniform t h i c k n e s s and at the speci fied elevation That s why American Co n c r ete Institute ACI tolera n c e documents spell out perm i 1990 11 01 nbsp 0183 32 Construction of Elevated Concrete Slabs Understanding the effect of structural systems By Bruce A Suprenant Download the PDF version of this article 1 21 To avoid getting burned in a dispute over slab tolerances engineers and contractors need to know how design and construction decisions affect variations in slab dimensions and locations