Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

The Pal-Kal system

The unique feature of the Pal-Kal system is its reliance on 1mm thick steel walls of large box section void formers to resist shear forces. Main reinforcement is a heavy preformed steel mesh top and bottom.

Pal-Kal floors are constructed in layers. Fresh concrete is placed over the entire floor shutter to a depth of around 20mm, the mesh is then laid and covered with another 20mm or so of concrete.

 

The boxes, typically 700mm wide, are placed onto the fresh concrete with 150mm spaces between them. Straight longitudinal bars can be located between the boxes and concrete is poured around and over them, followed by another layer of mesh and a final cover layer of concrete.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.

Related Jobs