Because the North Tower of the Emaar Square project is a composite structure, one of the most important design criteria is not to increase the weight of the structure by any means. Considering this, ABS Level H5 cm + 4-5 cm reinforced concrete with fiber was used on top of the floor slab as a screed on all floors. As a result, the screed thickness, thus the weight of the screed concrete was reduced by 50%. Moreover, the void space created by ABS Level H5 was also used for MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) installations to pass through.
The ‘Level’ series of ABS Disposable Formworks offers fixed heights of 5, 10 and 15 cm to create reinforced concrete raised floors in commercial or industrial structures quickly, easily and extremely economically. The formworks are made of recycled plastic and are specifically designed to enable cable trays and/or plumbing pipes to pass through them.
The products can be used alternatively to modular raised floor applications with metal pedestals. Moreover, commercial areas that are conventionally filled with 8–10 cm of the dry screed to obtain a smooth concrete finish can be constructed as a reinforced concrete raised floor using ABS Level disposable formworks and junction boxes, which allows electrical and mechanical installations to pass through them. The space that normally would have been lost, can now be added to the usage area of the building.
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