Reinforced Concrete Raised Floor
Reinforced concrete floors constructed using ABS Disposable Formworks are 95% empty, so the void space can be used for passing MEP (electrical, mechanical, plumbing) installations in a manner similar to that used for modular raised floors on steel pedestals.
This system can be used as an alternative to all modular raised floor applications with metal pedestals. In addition, using ABS Level Disposable Formworks and junction boxes means that each commercial area to be filled with 8-10 cm of dry screed can be converted into a reinforced concrete raised floor. Volume that would normally have been lost can now be used for electrical and mechanical installations, thus increasing the total usage area of the building.
▶︎ Most economic application: ABS Disposable Formworks are more than 60% less expensive than modular raised floors with metal pedestals and composite panels.
▶︎ Passage of technical installations: Almost any sort of technical (electrical, mechanical, etc.) installations can be passed through the empty space that is created beneath the reinforced raised floor. By using junction boxes fixed at certain intervals, the space can be accessed from above at very low operational cost.
▶︎ High load bearing capacity: Hundreds of columns, arches and domes are created in the concrete, forming a continuous structure with a very high load-bearing capacity.
▶︎ Continuous concrete surface: Any sort of covering (epoxy paint, wood flooring, asphalt, etc.) can very easily be applied on the surface.
▶︎ Installation of separators: Any sort of separator can be installed directly on the concrete surface.
▶︎ Fast and easy installation: Installation can be as fast as 100 m2/hour and requires no skilled labor.
▶︎ Heat and sound insulation: The void spaces can provide a degree of heat and sound insulation and, if properly ventilated, can also deter humidity and mildew.
▶︎ Environmental value: Because the formworks are made of recycled PP, they help gain considerable LEED certificate points.