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Hollow core floors have been much developed in Sweden and Finland in the last decade. Use of this form of construction has dramatically increased the market share of steel-framed, multi-storey buildings. The Slimflor beam (trademark of British Steel plc) has been developed formed from a universal column (UC) section with a single horizontal plate welded to the bottom flange of the UC. The pre-cast hollow core slab span between the beams and rest on the bottom flange plate as for the steel Top-hat beams.

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Authors: CHARBROLIN B, Centre Technique industriel de la Construction Metallique (FR);BITAR D, Centre Technique industriel de la Construction Metallique (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18564 EN (1998) 166pp.
Availability: Available from OOPEC Sales agents
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-4898-1
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