Improving load capacity of an elevated slab.

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Improving load capacity of an elevated slab.

Postby princeplanet » Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:47 pm

For an RC slab on an upper level to have improved load capacity, it has been necessary in the past to create extra beam support beneath the slab. In the last decade it seems that Carbon Fibre technology is now becoming the go to solution.

Does anyone know of any instances of this technology in studio construction? Must the strips be applied underneath? Or can they go above? How much space is required, and what is the cost per m2 ?
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Re: Improving load capacity of an elevated slab.

Postby drnelson » Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:18 pm

I have not seen carbon fibre supports being used in building construction. I do know of one company looking into it for structural supports, but they are a long way off.
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