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Name: De Ello, Vicente M.

Subject: ABTECN5
Section: ARC151 Date: July 3,2018
1. What is a Lift Slab?
Lift Slab Construction (also called the Youtz-Slick Method) is a method of constructing concrete
buildings by casting the floor or roof slab on top of the previous slab and then raising (jacking) the
slab up with hydraulic jacks. This method of construction allows for a large portion of the work to
be completed at ground level, negating the need to form floor work in place. The ability to create
monolithic concrete slabs makes the lift slab construction technique useful in quickly creating
structures with repetitive form work, like parking ramps.
2. What is Spanstress Floor system?
Different buildings have different requirements, so not surprisingly there is no 'one size fits all' most
appropriate solution. Clearly the requirements vary depending on the type of use, but there are
also some more subtle issues to consider and these are highlighted below. It should not be
forgotten that when considering intended use, it may be appropriate to pay attention to a different
use in the future - many steel solutions offer flexibility that can result in high levels of sustainability
over the lifetime of a building.
Floor Stiffness
Stiffness is needed to ensure that a floor behaves correctly from a dynamic point of view, thereby
assuring user comfort. This is a complex subject, as the real issue is how the floor responds (in
terms of acceleration), and that is a function of a number of variables including stiffness and the
mass that is mobilized.
3. What is Slip Form Method?
Slipform construction is a method for building large towers or bridges from concrete. The name
refers to the moving form the concrete is poured into, which moves along the project as the
previously poured concrete hardens behind it. The technique has also been applied to road
construction.The technique was in use by the early 20th century for building silos and grain
Vertical slipform relies on the quick-setting properties of concrete requiring a balance between
early strength gain and workability. Concrete needs to be workable enough to be placed to the
formwork and strong enough to develop early strength so that the form can slip upwards without
any disturbance to the freshly placed concrete.
In horizontal slip forming for pavement and traffic separation walls concrete is laid down, vibrated,
worked, and settled in place while the form itself slowly moves ahead. This method was initially
devised and utilized in Interstate Highway construction initiated by the Eisenhower administration
during the 1950s.