Temporary Works Toolkit. Part 4: An introduction to backpropping of flat slabs

Author: P. Pallett (Pallett TemporaryWorks Ltd)

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1 December 2016

First published: 1 December 2016

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Temporary Works Toolkit. Part 4: An introduction to backpropping of flat slabs

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Temporary Works Toolkit. Part 4: An introduction to backpropping of flat slabs
Date published

1 December 2016

First published

1 December 2016

Author

P. Pallett (Pallett TemporaryWorks Ltd)

Price

Free

Access Resource

Backpropping of concrete slabs during construction is a subject often misunderstood in the industry. Regrettably, many permanent works designers (PWDs) still consider the subject as “not relevant and a contractor’s issue”.

This article explains the theory and background to backpropping and gives advice on the methods recommended to be adopted for backpropping calculations. It looks at the physics involved and how engineers and designers can mitigate damage to concrete slabs during construction. A second article, giving worked examples, with solutions to reduce overloading flat slabs during construction, will follow in the January 2017 issue.

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PDF
Pages:
4
Publisher:
The Institution of Structural Engineers

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Temporary Works Toolkit Technical Issue 12

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