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»   Where can I cut holes in my Spancrete hollow core plank?

All holes and openings should be shown on construction drawings so that the openings can be engineered for the appropriate working loads. If possible, the holes should be located to cut the fewest number of reinforcing strands as possible. All openings should be reviewed by the Spancrete Engineering Department prior to cutting.

SMA Research Notes (stored as PDFs):

1001: Load Distribution Around Central Openings
1002: Load Distribution Around Multiple Central Openings
1004: Shear Design at End Openings

Span Notes (stored as PDFs):

Planning for openings in Spancrete®
Cutting and drilling openings in Spancrete® is easy


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