Slabs Tips for Reinforcement Design and Detailing

Civil Engineering Tips

A concrete slab is common structural element of modern buildings. Horizontal slabs of steel reinforced concrete thick are most often used to construct floors and ceilings, while thinner slabs are also used for exterior paving.

In many domestic and industrial buildings a thick concrete slab, supported on foundations or directly on the subsoil, is used to construct the ground floor of a building. These can either be “ground-bearing” or “suspended” slabs. In high rise buildings and skyscrapers, thinner, pre-cast concrete slabs are slung between the steel frames to form the floors and ceilings on each level.

The designing and detailing of the RCC slab is long and important procedure. The process goes as first calculating the effective span of the slab, then depth of slab and load on the slab. Detailing has to be done as per some standards and the process goes like calculating the nominal cover, minimum reinforcement, spacing of bars and maximum diameter of bar.

Using the software SLABS developed by INDUCTAEngineering makes the designing and detailing much easier and faster for engineers and contractors. The video shows how to use this software in elaborate way showing each detail. The use of all the tools of the software is shown.

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