BubbleDeck panels are suitable for use in all building types especially open floor designs such as commercial, educational, hospitals and other institutional buildings.
Experience has shown that the most cost effective application of the technology is with semi-precast panels. On most projects this approach eliminates over 95% of expensive formwork compared with traditional concrete structures.
BubbleDeck has developed a slab edge technique that eliminates virtually all edge formwork and incorporates an integral safety rail and allows accurate setting of building envelope anchors (precast anchors, curtain wall pockets, and threaded inserts to attach brick ledgers). Using this approach no worker is exposed to a work site situation normally requiring fall arrest around the building edge.
The size of the panels is tailored to each project to minimize the number of panels, therefore reducing overall cost; however larger panel size is generally limited by local transportation and site crane capacity.
Typical dimensions are:
The panel types given in the table can be applied over the following range of spans and strength.
Note the final design dictates the ultimate choice of slab.
Simple Site Installation
||2. Place panels
||Semi-precast panels lifted into position
||3. Field placed reinforcement
||Loose straight lap bars and moment and integrity reinforcement at columns
||Seal joints, clean and moisten precast concrete panels
||Pour, vibrate and float
||6. Temporary work
||Remove, typically after 1-2 weeks, according to specific site advice