Disposable formwork for two-way voided slabs in reinforced concrete cast on site
U-Boot Beton® is a recycled polypropylene formwork that was designed to create two-way voided slabs and rafts. The use of U-Boot Beton® formwork makes it possible to create mushroom pillars, with the possibility to have the mushroom in the thickness of the slab.
Thanks to the conic elevator foot, immerging the U-Boot Beton® formworks in the concrete casting will create a gridwork of mutually perpendicular beams closed from the bottom and the top by a flat plate that is created with a single casting; this results in considerable reduction in the use of concrete and steel.
U-Boot Beton® is used to create slabs with large span or that are able to support large loads without beams.
Light and quick and easy to position, thanks to their modularity the designer can vary the geometric parameters as needed to adapt to all situations with great architectural freedom.
U-Boot Beton® is used in all applications that require a structural plate together with the need to use less concrete and therefore for a lighter structure.
U-Boot Beton® is the ideal solution for creating slabs with a large span and/or great load-bearing capacity: it is particularly suited for structures that require considerable open spaces, such as executive, commercial and industrial buildings as well as public, civil and residential structures. It makes it possible to more irregularly distribute the pillars, as beams do not need to be created. In the case of yards that are difficult to access or restructuring work, U-Boot Beton®, due to its stackability, modularity, lightness and manoeuvrability, can be used to make horizontal structures without the help of handling and hoisting equipment.
With U-Boot Beton® also foundation rafters can be created with a larger thickness with a reduced amount of concrete.