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Description: Flat plate voided concrete slab systems, which have been used for many years in Europe and other parts of the world, are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. due to the many inherent benefits. Such benefits include reduced weight, which results in economical longer spans without beams; reduced floor-to-floor heights; accelerated construction schedules; reduced seismic forces and inherent fire resistance that meets the fire-rating requirements in the International Building Code (IBC).
This presentation discusses how such systems can be designed using the provisions of ACI 318-19 for strength and serviceability and can satisfy the minimum requirements for vibration control and fire resistance. Several case studies are presented where these advantages were leveraged to provide economical solutions.