How bubble deck technology is used in construction work
Bubble Deck belongs to the original combination method of connecting air, steel and concrete in two-way structural slab. Hollow plastic balls is embedded into the slab and reinforced with steel. The end result eliminates up to 35% of concrete that contains carrying effect at the time of restoring the two-way span strength. It can be used with most of the buildings particularly open floor design : educational, commercial, hospital and other organizational buildings.
Bubble Deck contains the following properties :-
Shear strength - 80% of solid deck slab
Deflection - Similar to solid slab
Weight - 40% below solid slab
Fire Resistance – 65% of solid slab
Bubble Deck slab belongs to a biaxial voided concrete slab in which high density polythene hollow sphere substitute the incompetent concrete in the middle of concrete slab.
Materials for building up the bubble deck
Steel: The steel reinforcement of MS or HYSD is applied.
Plastic Sphere: Void sphere formed with recycled high density polyethylene. It contains adequate strength & rigidity. It does not make any reaction.
Concrete: The concrete is formed with standard Portland cement with highest aggregate size of ¾ inch.
Bubble Deck Manufactured Components: It stands for a structural vacuumed smooth slab system that reduces dead weight of a floor slab by 33% facilitating longer span among column supports and forms an entire range of other cost and construction benefits.
The system acts as an alternative of all other supporting structure like beams or walls. The entire floor slab extents in two directions directly into pre-cast or in-situ reinforced concrete column.
Benefits of Bubble Deck:
a. Less weight
b. No beams are necessary
c. Only few columns are essential
d. Make your choice for shape
e. Bigger Span
a. Fewer work on job site
b. Light weight, less equipment is necessary
c. Simple and does not require heavy jobsite work
a. Huge savings for materials (slabs, beams, columns, foundation), up to 50%
b. Needs fewer carrying cost
c. Requirement of concrete is reduced up to 35%
d. Lower workforce, no carpentry, no beams and workers with less skill can be employed
a. Less material consumption (cement, aggregate, steel)
b. Less energy consumption (throughout production, transportation and lifting on construction site)