LIGHTENED SYSTEMS ON THE UPPER FLOORS
by Nikola Tosic, 18 November 2014
Not only foundations, but also upper floors! With MODULO system we have erected an administration building in Hadimkoy, Istanbul, creating a void space under the flooring, thus lightening the mass of the interstorey slabs and improving the seismic behavior of the whole structure. In fact this formwork in polypropylene combine a lighter weight in comparison with the traditionally used inert material with a higher load-bearing capacity. Moreover, it can be installed faster (up to 100 m² / worker / hour), without the need of lifting devices: the ideal solution to obtain a lightening of the upper floors of the building without using materials which can be difficult to handle on site.