School buildings are in particular need of protection from natural disasters such as earthquakes. Among the various solutions available, the use of lightened bidirectional slabs helps in making schools more structurally stable by reducing the overall weight of the building, therefore offering more seismic resistance. Less weight also means lower cost due to less reliance on steel.
Moreover, the structural performance of a lightened bidrectional slabs allows for the creation of large spans with reduced thickness, improving the vertical positioning for supporting walls and columns. This can also allow for more architectural freedom, such as building full bands (beams and pulvini) as well as improving the acoustic quality within the interior.
- REDUCTION OF THE SEISMIC MASS
- LARGE SPANS
- NO NON-STANDARD THICKNESS BEAMS
- REDUCTION OF LOADS ON COLUMNS AND FOUNDATIONS
- MINIMUM CONSUMPTION OF STEEL AND CONCRETE
- HIGH ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE