Shallow Hollow Core Precast Floor System

Research purpose

A key economic criterion for multi-story office buildings, hotels, and similar structures is to have a continuous shallow floor system that minimizes the floor height and resists lateral loads, such as wind and earthquake. This project aims to develop an economical precast continuous shallow floor system that reduces the floor height and eliminates the need for shear walls. The proposed system has a total depth of 16″, made entirely of typical precast/prestressed components for rapid, economic, and green construction.

University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Project Area
Structural Engineering
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Award amount
Grant period
Oct 2008 - Aug 2011
Grant Status
Principal Investigator
Professors George Morcous and Maher Tadros
Industry champions

Mark Lafferty, Dave Dieter, & PCI R&D Committee

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