Environmental impact assessment of post tensioned and conventional reinforced concrete slab design

Dane Miller, Jeung-Hwan Doh, Tim Peters

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Abstract

This research determines environmental advantages achievable through application of alternate concrete slab construction methods for a typical concrete office building. The collaborative pilot study has been conducted to compare the significant material reductions on alternate slab systems to improve sustainable design methods. These structures were designed in accordance with all relevant Australian standards, incorporating various concrete strengths and various geometric parameters such as the number of columns, spans and the associated effect on slab thickness influencing environmental performance. The results indicated that environmental advantages are achievable through the application of alternate concrete slab construction methods for the typical office structure. Analysis results indicated a 21.5 to 34.4% reduction in concrete volume and 23% to 44% reduction in steel mass for the post tensioned structure compare with the conventional reinforced structure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISEC 2013 - 7th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: New Developments in Structural Engineering and Construction
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherResearch Publishing Services
Pages817-822
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9810753551, 9789810753559
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: New Developments in Structural Engineering and Construction, ISEC 2013 - Honolulu, Honolulu, United States
Duration: 18 Jun 201323 Jun 2013

Conference

Conference7th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: New Developments in Structural Engineering and Construction, ISEC 2013
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period18/06/1323/06/13

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    Miller, D., Doh, J-H., & Peters, T. (2013). Environmental impact assessment of post tensioned and conventional reinforced concrete slab design. In ISEC 2013 - 7th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: New Developments in Structural Engineering and Construction (pp. 817-822). United States: Research Publishing Services.