ADVANTAGES

two-way lightened slabs advantage

Traditional one way slab

System optimised with U-Boot Beton®

1. INCREASED NUMBER OF FLOORS
Possibility to gain floors at the same building height (towers) and building volume.

2. LARGE SPAN AND GREAT ARCHITECTURAL FREEDOM
Larger spaces.

3. REDUCED SLAB THICKNESS
Thinner slabs but with equal loads and clearances, or bigger clearances with an equal thickness.

4. NO BEAMS BETWEEN PILLARS
Flat soffit for greater flexibility when installing systems.

5. REDUCTION IN THE NUMBER OF PILLARS – OPTIMISATION OF THE SECTION OF PILLARS
Facilitated use reallocation. Wider bays.

6. REDUCTION IN THE OVERALL LOAD OF THE STRUCTURE WEIGHING ON THE PILLARS AND THE FOUNDATION.

7. REDUCED FOUNDATIONS – LESS DEEP FOUNDATION EXCAVATION  
Lower costs for foundation excavations. Less excavation.

8. IMPROVED ACOUSTIC BEHAVIOUR
Less acoustic transmittance.

Cheapness of two-way lightened voided slabs U-Boot Beton® system

We are incorrectly led to estimate the advantage of a slab lightened with U-Boot Beton® limiting it to a mere comparison between savings in concrete and the cost of the formwork on the level of the slabs only.
In this way however, as the analysis is immediate and intuitive, it does not account for the various economic, practical and operational advantages provided with U-Boot Beton® for the entire structure:
less use of iron in the slabs, pillars and foundation up to a total of 15% (also in the case of variants); less concrete is used not only for the slabs but also for the columns and foundations; there are antiseismic advantages connected to reduced building weight; slimmer pillars and foundations, lower costs related to excavation for foundations; the arrangement, also irregularly if needed, of the pillars to reflect the architectural freedom of the structure. Reduction of work and overhead transfer of the formworks; advantages in on-site logistics.