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Architectural Question - Edge Plinth Beam Detailing


nicolas

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Hi, 

Could anyone send me the rules for edge beam detailing.  Ths is my usual detail per my sections but I believe this is wrong for the edge beam Thanks in advance for your precious help.  Usually the ground on slab is a floating slab and should not be rigidly connected to the wall but rest on the well-compacted hard core filling.  However I have noted that compaction is rarely done and filled materials is made up of broken blocks, dried concrete and everything other thing other than choiced materials.  But I will like to know more on that subject matter and how we can get the best of two system.  thanks.

 

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You need to talk to a structural engineer who does slab designs, can have slab on uncompacted material but the slab is designed to take that into account with a thicker slab and top and bottom reinforcement. Your edge and internal beams would have taper edges.

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