Floor plates for floor systems (BS EN)
BS EN 13747, Precast concrete products – Floor plates for floor systems. This standard deals with the requirements, the basic performance criteria and evaluation of conformity for precast floor plates made of reinforced or prestressed normal weight concrete, used in conjunction with cast in situ concrete wearing screed for the construction of composite slabs. An Annex gives examples of different types of composite slabs made with floor plates.
The floor plates, with or without void formers, can include lattice girders or stiffening ribs incorporated during casting. They are manufactured by casting, slip forming or extrusion. The products covered by the standard are intended to be used as part of structural floors in applications such as floors and roofs of buildings, parking areas etc.
The standard does not cover reinforced plates less than 40mm thick nor prestressed plates less than 50mm thick.