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»  How far can I span without a beam?
»  What design load do I need for my building?
»  What thickness of Spancrete® hollow core plank do I need?
»  Where can I cut holes in my Spancrete® hollow core plank?
»  How do I cut holes in my Spancrete® hollow core plank?
»  How do I anchor to the underside of my Spancrete hollow core plank?
»  How do I support my Spancrete® hollow core plank?
»  How do I connect to a block/concrete masonry unit (CMU) wall?
»  How do I connect to steel?
»  Where do I find connection details?
»  Can I put a wall or column on my Spancrete® hollow core plank?
»  Do I need to fill the core ends?
»  How can I finish the underside of my Spancrete® hollow core plank?
»  How do I finish off the top of my Spancrete® hollow core plank?
»  What is the specification for structural topping?
»  How much would Spancrete® hollow core plank cost for my project?
»  In what sizes is Spancrete® hollow core Plank offered?
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»   Do I need to fill the core ends?

The majority of core ends are not filled. In multi-story construction it may be required to grout the Spancrete cores to prevent crushing of the ends. However, in most buildings up to three or four floors, grouted cores are not required. Consult the Spancrete Engineering Department or the reference listed below for more information on when cores need to be grouted.

SMA Research Notes (stored as PDFs):

1008: Crushing Capacity of Plank Ends


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