Paper presented at the 31st Annual Southern African Transport Conference 9-12 July 2012 "Getting Southern Africa to Work", CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa.
Industrial flooring is moving towards jointless applications. The conventional method of jointed slabs is based on controlling stresses by dividing the slab into smaller segments. This method does not, however, allow for long term performance predictions of joints. As the focus is moving towards long term cost effectiveness, innovative solutions must be found to meet these requirements. Post tensioned slab on ground is one such a solution. The advantage of a post tensioned floor is that it increases structural capacity, reduces cracks and can eliminate up to 95 per cent of joints.
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