Floors consisting of timber beams + a concrete top slab are becoming more and more common.
Commonly they are made from glulam and connected with diagonal screws. This costs a lot of labor.
This shear connection could also be made by cutting notches in a Kerto beams and pouring concrete around these notches. This takes advantage of the following Kerto properties:
- High tensile strength makes for a good tension beam
- Strong and stiff notches give good composite action
- Kerto-Q panels can be used as formwork.
Concrete in situRebarKerto ribsKerto-Q formwork
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