Structural systems that use common elements. Each reacts to structural
forces in a different way, resulting in unique forms of expression.
Tee, Column and Beam
A double tee gets its name from its transverse section which resembles
two “T”s pushed together. The horizontal double tees act as the floor
structure which is supported by a series of beams and columns.
Column and Beam
A litewall is a solid panel that contains apertures. The litewall is oriented vertically and is supported by beams and columns. Hollow core plank spans between columns and beams for the flooring structure.
Solid Wall, Hollow-
Vertically oriented solid panel walls are supported by a series of beams and columns with hollow core plank members spanning across beams. A hollow core plank is ideal for flooring as it has cross sectional openings to reduce weight.
A series of stadias are laid horizontally to provide seating shelves with stair-like raker beams supporting the different elevated stadia levels along with columns and beams.
Solid precast concrete stairs are cast in one large piece per each flight of stairs including the landing. These stairs are then typically supported by solid wall or litewalls that enclose the stairs.
Vertical Double Tee,
A double tee gets its name from its transverse section which resembles two “T”s pushed together. The vertical double tees act as the exterior walls of a structure which is supported by a series of beams and columns with hollow core plank flooring.
A Vierendeel truss is used on each alternating floor level of a structure. The trusses are supported by columns at the corners of the structure with beams spanned between trusses for hollow core plank flooring.
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