Hollow-core precast and two-way solid slabs: Cost estimation and time duration comparison

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Osamah Sarhan
Mahdy Raslan
Gazi Tallawi

Abstract

Time and cost are important factors affecting the successful completion of the construction building project. This study analyses and examines the cost and time comparison of precast and cast-in-situ slabs of a particular building. Taking into account that slab is one of the important structural members, this study will take the hollow core slab in particular which can define as precast prestressed concrete elements contain an empty void inside of it which mostly used for floor, roof slabs and wall panels. The results demonstrate that the precast slab construction time is extremely faster in comparison with the cast-in-situ slab as it took around 31 of working days and 43 days in total after considering the holidays while the precast slab took around 9 working days only and 13 days in total. The results also show that the cast-in-situ slab is inferior in both cost and time duration. As cast-in-situ cost is 3.76 times higher than the precast slab, and the time duration is 3.31 times longer.

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Sarhan, O., Raslan, M., & Tallawi, G. (2021). Hollow-core precast and two-way solid slabs: Cost estimation and time duration comparison. International Journal of Advanced Engineering, Sciences and Applications, 2(1), 29-35. https://doi.org/10.47346/ijaesa.v2i1.22
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