Floor & Beam System
Eskydeck System components are lightweight and individually designed.
The beam form consists of EPS stay in place form, complete with a galvalume jacket on the sides and bottom. This provides not only form support but attachment surfaces for mechanical and electrical trades. Beam forms are available in standard lengths or can be ordered in exact lengths for job specific installation. Beam forms EPS Beam Form can be site cut with common tools to allow simple installation in non standard applications.
The floor panel consists of an EPS panel that interlocks between and above the beam forms to create a level floor deck with integral beams at 600mm centres. The standard EPS Floor Panel creates 130x230 mm beams which are capable of spans of up to 8 metres when combined with a 100mm floor slab. For long span applications deeper floor panels can be supplied creating deeper beams.
Once the Eskydeck System components are installed standard reinforcement steel is added to the beam voids. Reinforcement varies depending on design loads and is to be specified by a qualified structural engineer on a job specific basis.
The Eskydeck System's advantage over other methods is it's ability to provide the structural component of the floor without requiring the slab to be placed at the same time.
The EPS floor panel, once beams are cast, provides a strong stable floor deck to continue building the next level. This not only saves time but requires only a fraction of the bracing for support during casting and curing. Eskydeck Systems can also be poured including the floor slab as in other systems, however there are many advantages for both the system installer and the trades to follow; all benefit from placing the structural beams separate from the floor slab.