Composite Floor System (May 01, 2003)
The Hambro composite floor system is an up-to-date answer to floor construction challenges. Combining Hambro steel joists with poured concrete, the system actually consists of hybrid concrete/steel T-beams running in one direction and integrated continuous slab in the other. The bottom cord acts as a tension member in the concreting stage and during the service life of the floor. The web system tying top and bottom cords together consists of bend rods and resists vertical shear in a conventional truss manner.