the Green Concrete slab

The environmental impact is one of the key issues of today. Especially the discharges of CO2, the increased consumption of natural resources as well as pollution are vital problems which have to be solved.


The Green Technology


This concept has received several prizes and nominations for the systems flexibility, implementation and green credentials, one being a nomination for the "European Environmental Prize 2000", as the system can reduce the necessary amount of concrete in a building with up to 50 %, and hence, a similar reduction in cement and other aggregates.


The Idea


The construction method is the development of the optimal and most flexible deck-construction as regards to statically efficiency, practical carrying out and general prevalence. It not only combines but also improves the two most applied and competitive construction methods of today - in situ and prefab.


The BubbleDeck system is a hollow deck with span in two directions in which plastic balls serve the purpose of eliminating concrete that has no carrying effect. Plastic balls with a diameter of app. 80 % of the deck thickness are placed between the welded reinforcement meshes. The reduction in concrete is 35 % but still with exactly the same strength as a solid deck, and even with a greater capacity. The concept combines the advantages of the usual ways of building - the capacity of the solid deck with the convenience of prefab elements.


Numerous Advantages


Besides the obvious benefits for the environment, the economic savings are substantial. Savings in materials, less transport, less labour and faster construction time adds up in considerable savings. Furthermore, the construction benefits statical and concerning safety, in particular resistance against Earthquakes.


The perfect Tool for Architects


The BubbleDeck system gives Architects new possibilities in design. The degree of flexibility is enhanced because of longer spans, fewer columns and superfluity of beams. Especially omitting the beams is advantageous - try to imagine a parking cellar / house with no beams and few, thin columns.


Further information can be obtained through "www.BubbleDeck.com".

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