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?
»  Have a question that's not answered here? Contact Us.



»   How do I connect to steel?

A weld plate embed is cast into the plank at the time of manufacture and field welded to the steel beam. It is standard practice to only weld one end of a piece of Spancrete® hollow core plank.

SMA Research Notes (stored as PDFs):

1012: Bottom Weld Plates - With Stud Anchors
1013: Bottom Weld Plates - With Wire Loops

Span Notes (stored as PDFs):

Spancrete® and Structural Steel is a Proven System


Return to Top