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Engineering Considerations for Lift-Slab Construction

Engineering Considerations for Lift-Slab

Engineering Considerations for Lift-Slab Construction

Rubin M. Zallen and David B. Peraza

2004 / 76 pp.

Soft Cover - In Stock
$39.00 List / $29.25ASCE Member
Stock No. 40705 / ISBN: 9780784407059
E-book (PDF) - Available for Download in ASCE Library
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Stock No. 47544 / ISBN: 9780784475447


Sponsored by the Task Committee on Lift-Slab Construction of the Technical Council on Forensic Engineering of ASCE.

In 1987, the collapse of Ambiance Plaza in Bridgeport, Connecticut, demonstrated the need to re-evaluate the engineering of lift-slab construction and determine what is needed to make it safe. This report addresses engineering requirements for lift-slab construction and presents recommendations to engineers, architects, and lift-slab contractors for its safe use.

Topics include:

  • Concepts and details of various lift-slab systems;
  • Theories on the cause of the Ambiance Plaza collapse;
  • Discussions on other failures and problems;
  • Considerations and recommendations for lifting collars and lifting equipment;
  • Considerations and recommendations for stability;
  • Recommendations for construction loads;
  • Discussions and recommendations for preventing progressive collapse; and
  • Considerations for planning and execution of lift-slab projects.

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