Elevator/Staircase Hallway Filling
In office buildings where modular raised floors are used, variations in level between elevator and staircase hallways and the office space are eliminated in the most economical and lightest way by using ABS Disposable Formworks. Because the inside of the filling is empty, it can be used for MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) installation passages.
Most modern office buildings require “modular raised floors” that rest on steel pedestals. This technique is very popular, especially given the increasing number of communication systems and ever-changing office layouts. In addition, from a construction point of view, it is always more economical and practical to construct a flat slab in any given building.
Combining the two factors creates a minor problem for common elevator and staircase hallways in such buildings: all the common hallways on every floor have to be raised to the height required for office spaces afterwards. Because these hallways are usually covered by either a variety of natural stone or ceramic tiles, a concrete surface is preferred. ABS Disposable Formworks are the lightest and most economical and practical way to construct raised concrete floors. Moreover, because the inside of the filling is empty, it can be used for MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) installation passages between different office areas.