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This document provides more detailed and more technical background information relating to this topic of the sixth call for proposals under the specific programme for standards, measurements and testing (SMT), 1994-1998. The main objectives are:
- 1. To assess the diaphragm capacity of precast floors without additional structural topping;
- 2. To improve the efficiency of such diaphragms for buildings in general, but especially in seismic regions where the reduction in weight determines further advantages in safety;
- 3. To work out appropriate detailing of joints, of slabs (with adjacent slabs, tie-beams, bracing structures) and of voids of floors;
- 4. To develop design criteria for diaphragms of any dimension, shape, use, loading, etc., and to support code provisions now under elaboration by European authorities.

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Record Number: 489 / Last updated on: 1997-07-16
Category: SUPP
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