FAQs

»  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?
»  What is prestessed concrete?
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»   Can I put a wall or column on my Spancrete® hollow core plank?

It depends on the application. Many columns, point loads, and wall loads can be supported by the plank. Spancrete’s Engineering Department will analyze each case of unsupported loads and will give you a specific recommendation for your particular project. Contact your local Spancrete Sales Representative to review your application.

SMA Research Notes (stored as PDFs):

1003: Width to Span Ration Effect on Load Distribution
1004: Shear Design at End Openings
1005: Shear Design for Edge Loads
1006: Shear Strength
1007: Shear Strength with Filled Cores
1008: Crushing Capacity of Plank Ends
1011: Diaphragm Shear on Untopped Spancrete Decks
1018: Concentrated Loads on Untopped Spancrete Decks
1019: Concentrated Loads on Topped Spancrete Decks
1020: Load Distribution


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