Steel and concrete are consumed in vast quantities as the global population continues to grow, develop and urbanise. Both these materials are carbon-intensive to produce, and construction therefore represents one of the hardest sectors of the economy to decarbonise. This project reimagines one of the most common uses of steel and concrete: floor slabs in multi-storey buildings. An innovative vaulted system is proposed, which takes inspiration from historical structures whilst utilising modern materials and construction methods. It is shown to offer significant carbon savings over today's typical floor structures.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Concrete in Australia|
|Publication status||Acceptance date - 1 Jun 2022|