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Downloadable Resources

& Guidelines 

A choice of downloadable forms, PDFs and other guidelines and resources created for architects. All guidelines conform to Eurocode. 

Predalles Load Chart

Prestressed predalles load table – uniform loads

Load tables conforming to MSA EN 1992-1-2-Eurocode 2 for the design of concrete structures.


Guidelines to using GMF Precast Hollowcore concrete slabs

01. Guidelines For Architects

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02. General Notes

GMF Precast supplies precast concrete slabs in accordance with the loading and shear values requested by the client architect.


Where slabs are resting on beams, we recommend that all heads are infilled on the beam side, to a depth equal to the width of the beam or the depth of the slab, whichever is greater.


Bearing is usually 10cm (4 inches)  to 15cm (6 inches) for precast hollowcore slabs.


The slabs are grouted in C 30 concrete.


Where infilled holes are required, the length of infill is to be indicated by the client architect. GMF will cut a slot of around 45 cm to enable the infilling of the hole. Blocking of the slabs to the required length is usually done by the client onsite. The slabs are infilled in C 30 concrete.


A topping of 10cm (4 inches) with A 252 mesh is always recommended in order to aid load distribution. In addition, this will increase the loading of the slabs by 10%.

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