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Design guide for timber-concrete composite floors in Canada

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52903
Author
Cuerrier-Auclair, Samuel
Date
March 2020
Material Type
guide
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Cuerrier-Auclair, Samuel
Contributor
Forestry Innovation Investment
Date
March 2020
Material Type
guide
Research report
Physical Description
99 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Canada
Concrete
Floors
Design
Structural composites
Wood
Laminate product
Veneer
Series Number
SP-540E
Location
Pointe-Claire, Quebec
Language
English
ISBN
9780864885967
ISSN
19250495
Abstract
In the construction of buildings, the timber-concrete (TCC) system can be a cost-competitive solution for floors with longer spans, since the mechanical properties of the two materials are used efficiently. Furthermore, the additional mass from the concrete improves the acoustic performance compared to a timber floor system alone. Nevertheless, TCC floors are not commonly used in buildings in Canada, due to the absence of technical guidelines for such types of structural systems in this country.
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