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Industrial floors, screeds and surfaces for handling water-polluting substances

Investigation of structures, structural design and execution planning, tendering, surveillance of execution and maintenance

The planning and design of industrial floors and screeds represents a challenging engineering task, even though it often appears different in field practice. Industrial floors can essentially be produced as unreinforced concrete slabs comprising individually anchored or pegged slabs or as jointless reinforced concrete slabs with crack width limiting reinforcement. Depending on the actual conditions, the use of fibre reinforced concrete (steel fibres, synthetic fibres) may be advantageous. It is essential that all relevant requirements (e.g. crack width limitation or crack prevention, resistance to water-polluting substances, flatness, wear resistance, heat resistance, chemical resistance, skid resistance, drainage, etc.) are defined prior to the planning and execution phases.

We offer the following services:

  • In cases of damage, investigation of the structure prior to restoration and for purposes of quality control
  • Structural analysis according to Eisenmann/Westergaard
  • Calculation of remaining service life
  • Advising clients and planners with regard to the following:
    • Required surface properties
    • Material testing, test methods
    • Concrete technology
    • Planning of joints
    • Compliance with requirements for surfaces where water-polluting substances are handled
    • tendering procedure
  • Creation of quality assurance schemes for the production processes
  • Expert performance of compliance and control tests
  • Expert assistance during execution and acceptance
Contacts: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Sodeikat and Dr.-Ing. Angelika Schießl-Pecka