Concealed or hidden beams

Nagendra_81
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Concealed or hidden beams

Postby Nagendra_81 » September 11th, 2018, 11:39 am

Planning on doing a Parking+3 floor construction. Is it safe to conceal the beams, i.e align the beams along with the ceiling to a large extent .. atleast for the parking floor.. ?
The idea is to have a relatively low height for the parking floor, so am trying to avoid the beams which would usually take away an extra ~1.5 feet of height.

Thanks.

Jagz
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Re: Concealed or hidden beams

Postby Jagz » September 11th, 2018, 1:35 pm

It is possible. The right way to decide, is to do a structural analysis. There are softwares available for the same..

ardesarchitects
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Re: Concealed or hidden beams

Postby ardesarchitects » September 11th, 2018, 1:41 pm

Hi, Nagendra
Doing slab with out beams projecting down is possible but the slab thickness will increase . Column positioning is very important to rest the whole slab on concealed beams.
The cost of construction will go high since the steel quantity will be 50% higher. There are different slab types to reduce the beam depths
1. Flat slab
2. Joist slab
3. waffle slab
You can use any one method.

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Nagendra_81
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Re: Concealed or hidden beams

Postby Nagendra_81 » September 11th, 2018, 3:03 pm

thanks a lot Praveen .


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