Why the PT slabs casted before the cast in-situ?


Why the PT slabs are casted before the cast in-situ if both are connected?


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2 thoughts on “Why the PT slabs casted before the cast in-situ?”

  1. structural_engineer

    Hi @eagle,

    If the cast in-situ slab is casted, it will act as a diaphragm to the PT slab restraining it from shrinking / expansion and therefore, cracks might occur due to this restrain. However, in some cases where the cast in-situ slab is relatively smaller than the PT in terms of its area, then it can be casted before the PT as the effect of its restrain is comparatively small.

    Hope I answered your question, just trying to give you some appreciation because of your well prepared design spreadsheets 😉

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