For Office Buildings: Long Span Concrete Slabs

by Mark Fintel, (M.ASCE), Dir.; Portland Cement Assoc., Skokie, Ill.,
S. K. Ghosh, (M.ASCE), Principal Structure Engineer; Portland Cement Associate, Skokie, Ill.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1982, Vol. 52, Issue 7, Pg. 50-53

Document Type: Feature article


A survey of 36 office buildings in the United States and Canada featuring long span concrete slabs showed concrete is a technically feasible and cost effective material for office structures. The survey ran from buildings two to 52 stories high. Initial cost was a primary criterion for selection of concrete, although interim financing, construction time, and maintenance cost were also considered.

Subject Headings: Commercial buildings | Concrete structures | Concrete slabs | Construction costs | Geomatic surveys | Construction materials | Financing | Concrete construction | United States | Canada

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