’We were able to add square footage to the building and ultimately, increase the future revenue of our customer’’ says David Mills. ‘’Traditional wide flange beams would have protruded below the precast slabs, making it impossible to fit 3 storeys within the height limitation’’.
The composite slim floor used on Victoria Place eliminated the structural encumbrances typically found on a mid-rise office project. With no steel beams protruding below the precast floor, the project saw not only an additional floor, but also a seamless coordination between structure and mechanical systems.
‘‘Integrated fire rating combined with easy placement of rebar accelerated the construction of the project’’ adds architect David Mills. Indeed, DELTABEAM® has an integrated fire rating of 2 hours: no fire protection is required, the bottom plate of the beam can remain exposed. Additionally, transversal rebar is simply dropped through the beam in the beam web holes: rebar welding is not required. The combination of these features helps speed up construction.