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Cost factors affecting the design of ground-supported floors

Mills, Anthony and Ashford, Peter 2003, Cost factors affecting the design of ground-supported floors, Structural survey, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 22-28.

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Title Cost factors affecting the design of ground-supported floors
Author(s) Mills, Anthony
Ashford, Peter
Journal name Structural survey
Volume number 21
Issue number 1
Start page 22
End page 28
Total pages 7
Publisher Emerald Goup Publishing
Place of publication Bingley, England
Publication date 2003
ISSN 0263-080X
1758-6844
Keyword(s) concrete
construction industry
design
industrial design
Summary The cost of concrete ground-supported floor slabs represents a significant proportion of the total capital cost of industrial projects. There are many structural design issues that impact on the concrete contractors’ method of construction. This is becoming more apparent with the use of new high-technology levelling and trowelling equipment, which has significantly increased the pour and finishing rates, resulting in much faster slab construction times compared with the traditional methods of construction. Selection of both the design and the construction methods exerts a large influence on the initial cost. According to the results of the research reported in this paper, it may be possible to save between 2-4 per cent of the building cost if high technology solutions are incorporated into the design and construction process. This paper investigates cost issues that impact on the design and construction of ground-supported floors for industrial buildings.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
Language eng
Field of Research 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2003, MCB UP
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30037113

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